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The Dream Maker

Category: Book
By (author): Rufin, Jean-Christophe
Subject:  FICTION / Biographical
  FICTION / Historical
  FICTION / In Translation / French
  FICTION / Literary
Publisher: Europa Editions
Published: May 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 414
Size: 8.25in x 5.25in
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From The Publisher*After a brilliant career as a trader, Jacques Coeur was summoned to the court of Charles VII and appointed Master of the Mint in 1436. He rose to become the King of France's visionary First Banker who, with his tours of the Far East, his opposition to the crusades, and his efforts to develop trade, brought France out of the darkness toward the Renaissance and modernity. At the height of his success, his ill-considered infatuation with Agnès Sorel, King Charles VII's favorite mistress, precipitated Coeur's fall from grace.
Review Quote*"Jean-Christophe Rufin has re-established his eloquence and spirit, that of the great novelist of the people, which…enchants his readers. His new novel is both a chivalric odyssey and a brilliant reflection on power."- Lire

"The Dream Maker blends with skill and efficiency politics, business, travel and love. All of this written in a classic, elegant prose, of which Jean-Christophe Rufin has long had a command."- Le JDD
Biographical NoteJean Christophe Rufin is a founder of Doctors without Borders, former president of the organization Action Against Hunger. a former ambassador, winner of the Goncourt prize for The Abyssinian (W.W. Norton 2000), and the author of numerous bestsellers.