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Date:
April 3, 2019
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Time Details:
7-8 PM
Location:
Mezzanine Meeting Room
Address:
120 S Last Chance Gulch
120 S Last Chance Gulch

Helena, MT 59601
Contact:
406-447-6681
Cost:
Free.
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Great Books Group discusses "The Talisman" by Sir Walter Scott

Wednesday, April 3, 2019


The Talisman is Sir Walter Scott's tale of the Crusades -- a tale of chivalry, of violence, of virtue, romance, and deceit. In Scott's own words: "...the warlike character of Richard I, wild and generous, a pattern of chivalry, with all its extravagant virtues, and its no less absurd errors, was opposed to that of Saladin, in which the Christian and English monarch showed all the cruelty and violence of an Eastern sultan, and Saladin, on the other hand, displayed the deep policy and prudence of a European sovereign, whilst each contended which should excel the other in the knightly qualities of bravery and generosity."