by Hamilton .
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"The Life and Death of My Lord Gilles de Rais" admirably served my purpose, overlapping the Joan of Arc period and his eccentric and depraved later life and death. Robert Nye is one of the finest of historical novelists, capturing the mores and language of his period while engaging the reader in /5(7). Gilles de Rais (c. September – 26 October ), Baron de Rais (French:), was a knight and lord from Brittany, Anjou and Poitou, a leader in the French army, and a companion-in-arms of Joan of is best known for his reputation and later conviction as a confessed serial killer of children.. A member of the House of Montmorency-Laval, Gilles de Rais grew up under the tutelage of Born: c. September ?, Champtocé-sur-Loire, Anjou. The life and death of my lord, Gilles de Rais. [Robert Nye] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library Book: All Authors / Contributors: Robert Nye. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes. In Nye's novel The Life and Death of My Lord Gilles de Rais was published by Hamish Hamilton and is considered by many to be the author's masterpiece. The novel reportedly took only sixty days to write but represented the author's final release from a year obsession with the story of Joan of Arc and her first Marshal of France.
The early life of Gilles de Rais was marked by tragedy. Both his parents died about his father, Guy de Laval, was killed in a gruesome hunting accident that de Rais may have witnessed, and his mother, Marie de Craon, died of an unknown cause. He was raised by his maternal grandfather, Jean de Craon. Gilles de Montmorency-Laval, better known as Gilles de Rais or "The Original Bluebeard", was a leader in the French army, companion-in-arms of Joan of Arc, and secretly a prolific, pedophilic, hebephilic, and necrophilic serial killer, serial rapist, and proxy killer. He is considered to be one of the first identified serial killers in world history. Rais was born on September 4, AD to. Gilles de Rais was executed on October 26th for a string of offences including heresy, black magic, sodomy and murder. He was revered as a saint for three hundred years after his death. Since the latter part of the nineteenth century, he has quite wrongly been regarded as . The Life and Death of My Lord Gilles De Rais by Nye, Robert. London: Hamish Hamilton, Copy in black cloth on boards in unclipped D/J. Jacket spine lightly sunned. Free off inscriptions. Clean and flat contents.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Gilles de Rais was born on September 4, He was a lord and knight of Anjou, Poitou, and Brittany. He also became an infamous serial killer of children. He was sentenced to death and hanged at Nantes for the murder of many children.. Early life. Gilles de Rais was born on September 4, , in the family of Guy II de Montmorency- Laval and Marie de Craon in their family castle at Champtoce. Gilles de Retz or Gilles de Rais, a member of the ‘House of Montmorency-Laval’, was a lord and knight of Anjou, Poitou and Brittany who later became infamous as a serial killer of children. He was a commander in the Royal Army and fought wars of Brittany and Anjou thereafter becoming a companion-in-arms of Joan of Arc. Book reviews: The Enterprise Years by Lord Young: My Son's Story by Nadine Gordimer: Age of Iron by JM Coetzee: The Life and Death of My Lord Gilles de Rais by Robert Nye. He returned to 15th-century France in “The Life and Death of My Lord Gilles de Rais,” the fictional memoirs of Joan of Arc’s comrade in arms and the first marshal of France.