The book of the sword a history of daggers sabers and scimitars from ancient times to the modern day 1st edition by richard francis burton author 38 out of 5 stars 38 customer reviews. The book and the sword is a wuxia novel by jin yong louis cha it was first serialised between 8 february 1955 and 5 september 1956 in the hong kong newspaper the new evening post set in the manchu led qing dynasty during the reign of the qianlong emperor r 1735 1796 the novel follows the quest of the red flower society a secret organisation aiming to overthrow the qing government . The history of the sword is the history of humanity with these words british author victorian scholar and world traveler richard burton begins his eloquent and exceptionally erudite history of the queen of weapons spanning the centuries and a wide range of cultures burtons rich and . Classic characters like these made sword and sorcery a storytelling sensation a cornerstone of fantasy fiction and an inspiration for a new generation of writers spinning their own outsize tales of magic and swashbuckling adventure now in the book of swords acclaimed editor and bestselling author gardner dozois presents an all new anthology of original epic tales by a stellar cast of . Book digitized by google and uploaded to the internet archive by user tpb
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