Posted by Merry Mao on December 5th, 2009
Author: A. M. Maughan
Publisher: W. Sloane Associates, 1956
Summary: This classic novel brings to life Henry V, the victor of Agincourt. From the loss of his mother as a boy to generational based conflicts with his father, Henry IV, and sibling rivalry with his brother, Tom, the young Harry grows to maturity. All hold their breath to see what kind of king he will make and get their true measure of Harry’s worth when he and the English, with their back to the walls, face the French at Agincourt. But more than his wars with France, will Harry ever succeed in winning his true love, Princess Katherine of France?
Who will like this book?: Harry of Monmouth is recommended for those who like their medieval kings in a heroic mode.
If you like this, try this: Good King Harry by Denise Giardina, Fortune Made His Sword by Martha Rofheart, and Henry V by William Shakespeare.
Recommended by: Mona, Reference Associate and Library Lecturer