"This is the story of the aristocracy involved in the great human adventure which has for its theater the Eisch Valley. Here is also the history of the iron industry, of the religious institution and of the traditional peasantry. Finally, here is the chronicle of my family in its relationship with the other social actors." Jean Nehrenhausen
The characters mentioned in this novel really existed. All the events and episodes that form the narrative framework of the of the book are based on authentic facts.