Giorgi's Greek Tragedy
Revenge ensues as Giorgi’s parents are murdered by agents of the Ottoman Sultan. He joins outlawed Greek guerrillas to fight the Turks. Set during Greek War of Independence 1821-29 from Turkey.
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The Ottoman Turkish Empire occupied Greece from 1453 to 1829. Agents of the Sultan’s elite Janissary Corps murder Giorgi’s parents. Seeking revenge, he and brother Yianni join the outlawed Greek guerrillas. A tragic tale of his revenge ensues. The setting for this historical novel, from 1790 to 1829, takes place in the craggy mountains of the Peloponnese region of southern Greece. Ensconced in deep caves, the fighters live and train to battle the Turks. Far below in the valleys, overtaxed and overworked peasant toil in the fields for survival. The tale comprises the lives of three generations of a family and of the cruel treatment inflicted upon them by the Turks