Set in the vibrant fourteenth century of Chaucer and the Black Death, the classic romance Katherine features knights fighting in battle, serfs struggling in poverty, and the magnificent Plantagenets-Edward III, the Black Prince, and Richard II-who ruled despotically over a court rotten with intrigue. Within this era of danger and romance, John of Gaunt, the king's son, falls passionately in love with the already married Katherine. Their well-documented affair and love persist through decades of war, adultery, murder, loneliness, and redemption. This epic novel of conflict, cruelty, and untamable love has become a classic since its first publication in 1954.
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"Wanda McCaddon's rich voice and tremendous acting talent vividly bring to life the sweeping story of beautiful Katherine Swynford and the powerful Plantagenet John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster. Their love affair lasted a lifetime--through royal intrigue, the Black Death, war, and the rise and fall of the mighty in the fourteenth century. McCaddon perfectly portrays each character--kings, serfs, nuns, children, even fishmongers--making their voices and accents appropriate, distinct, and interesting. She sings ditties and recites rhymes of the period. The listener can feel the superstitions and pageantry of this fascinating and dangerous time. This classic masterpiece, first published in 1954, is not to be missed. A.C.P. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"
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