Dorothy Dunnett’s Lymond Chronicles: The Enigma of Francis Crawford
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Since the first installment of Dunnett’s series was published in 1961, Francis Crawford of Lymond, the swashbuckling protagonist of the stories, has been captivating his fellow characters and readers alike. Instead of approaching the books primarily as historical fiction, Richardson, an enthusiastic admirer of the series, unravels the complexities of the main character by exploring his psychology, positioning the books within the genre of espionage, and examining Dunnett’s strategy of using games in her writing. Richardson’s insight and passion for his subject will inspire fans to revisit Dunnett’s series.
University of Missouri Press
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Richardson, Scott. Dorothy Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles: The Enigma of Francis Crawford. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2016.