The Return of Martin Guerre - Chapter 11, Histoire Prodigieuse, Histoire Tragique Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 34 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Return of Martin Guerre.
This section contains 553 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Return of Martin Guerre Study Guide

Chapter 11, Histoire Prodigieuse, Histoire Tragique Summary and Analysis

Guillaume Le Sueur's book about the Martin Guerre case reads like a news account, according to the author. It tells the story of the Guerre family and Martin Guerre, from their leaving the Basque country and their arrival in Artigat, to the execution of Arnaud du Tilh. The book is rapidly printed in 1561, first in Latin, and soon after in French. The story catches the public's interest due to the amazing feats of impersonation and the adoption of an identity performed by Arnaud du Tilh, until he is eventually caught. Even then, he may have escaped, if the real Martin Guerre had not shown up at the last minute.

Coras' book is the more wide ranging book on the case. It comments on the many related issues to the trial, such as the...

(read more from the Chapter 11, Histoire Prodigieuse, Histoire Tragique Summary)

This section contains 553 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Return of Martin Guerre Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Return of Martin Guerre from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook