"The Outlaw of Torn" is a historical novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The story is set in 13th century England and concerns the fictitious outlaw Norman of Torn, who purportedly harried the country during the power struggle between King Henry III and Simon de Montfort. Norman is the supposed son of the Frenchman de Vac, once the king's fencing master, who has a grudge against his former employer and raises the boy to be a simple, brutal killing machine with a hatred of all things English. His intentions are partially subverted by a priest who befriends Norman and teaches him his letters and chivalry towards women.
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I have loved this book since I first read when I was seventh grade I’m almost thirty three now and still love to read it over and over wish there was more. Read it if you love knights and chivalry you will love it.
Norman of Torn
I read first while in high school and now again thirty plus years later. It is now as it ever was one of the best stories of love and adventure ever written.
Outlaw of Torn
My mother, as a young teenager,read this book until it was hidden from her. Later,as an adult, she found a copy from an old book dealer. She taught me to love the book as she did. I was about to read her second hand book when I found this book at e-books for free. It was a great adventure story in the 1940's and is still a great story today. Wish someone would make a movie of it.