By Alexandre Dumas,Lawrence Ellsworth
For the 1st time in English in over a century, a brand new translation of the forgotten sequel to Dumas’s The 3 Musketeers, carrying on with the dramatic story of Cardinal Richelieu and his implacable enemies.
In 1844, Alexandre Dumas released The 3 Musketeers, a unique so well-known and nonetheless so well known this day that it scarcely wishes advent. presently thereafter he wrote a sequel, Twenty Years After, that resumed the adventures of his swashbuckling heroes.
Later, towards the tip of his occupation, Dumas wrote The crimson Sphinx, one other direct sequel to The 3 Musketeers that starts off, no longer two decades later, yet an insignificant twenty days in a while. The crimson Sphinx alternatives up correct the place the The 3 Musketeers left off, carrying on with the tales of Cardinal Richelieu, Queen Anne, and King Louis XIII—and introducing an enthralling new hero, the Comte de Moret, a true ancient determine from the interval. a tender cavalier newly arrived in Paris, Moret is an illegitimate son of the previous king, and hence half-brother to King Louis. The French court docket seethes with intrigue as king, queen, and cardinal all vie for energy, and younger Moret quickly reveals himself as much as his good-looking neck in conspiracy, danger—and passionate romance!
Dumas wrote seventy-five chapters of The crimson Sphinx, desirous about serial e-book, yet he by no means rather accomplished it, and so the radical languished for nearly a century earlier than its first booklet ebook in France in 1946. whereas Dumas by no means accomplished the e-book, he had previous written a separate novella, The Dove, that mentioned the ultimate adventures of Moret and Cardinal Richelieu.
Now for the 1st time, in a single cohesive narrative, The purple Sphinx and The Dove make a whole and pleasurable storyline—a rip-roaring novel of old experience, heretofore unknown to English-language readers, by way of the good Alexandre Dumas, king of the swashbucklers.
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