The Last Duel

The Last Duel

Now a major film starring Matt Damon, Adam Driver and Jodie Comer

Summary

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Now a major motion picture directed by Ridley Scott starring Matt Damon, Adam Driver and Jodie Comer.


In 1386, a few days after Christmas, a massive crowd gathered at a Paris monastery to watch two men fight a duel to the death. A trial by combat to prove which man's cause was right in God's sight.

The dramatic story of the knight, the squire and the lady unfolds during the tumultuous fourteenth century. A time of war, plague and anarchy, as well as of honour, chivalry, and courtly love.

The notorious quarrel appears in many histories of France, but no writer has recounted it in full, until now.

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'Succeeds brilliantly in combining page-turning intensity with eye-opening insights'
Sunday Times

'Suspenseful and well written'
Spectator

Reviews

  • a genuinely suspenseful and well written piece of narrative.
    The Spectator

About the author

Eric Jager

A New York Times bestselling author and award-winning professor of English at UCLA, Eric Jager holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and has also taught at Columbia University. He is the author of three books, including The Book of the Heart (a study of heart imagery in medieval literature) and bestselling The Last Duel, which was later adapted into a major motion picture by academy award-winning director, Sir Ridley Scott.
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