Louise de la Valliere
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Born the son of a military man, Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) was a voracious reader from early childhood. After the untimely death of his father, his mother regaled him with tales of his father's adventures in battle. The realm of heroic acts and romance had a strong appeal for the young Dumas, and he began his writing career with several plays. After the success of his dramas, Dumas moved into novels, becoming well-known for such works as The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo, and The Man in the Iron Mask. Although it might be hard to guess from his current and long-lived popularity, Dumas faced considerable adversity for being of a mixed-race background and, sadly, was never fully accepted into many intellectual and society circles during his lifetime.Back to top
Opening Lines (Experimental)
Chapter I: Malaga.
During all these long and noisy debates between the opposite ambitions of politics and love, one of our characters, perhaps the one least deserving of neglect, was, however, very much neglected, very much forgotten, and exceedingly unhappy. In fact, D'Artagnan - D'Artagnan, we ...
Reviewed by jdanehey on Nov 30, 2010
Perfect for Daily Lit reading
The Three Musketeers saga has been perfect for Daily Lit reading -- so many little plots and intrigues to keep up with. I love how devious Aramis has become.
Reviewed by chrway on Mar 31, 2009
Great book in the series
I really enjoyed this book. Lots of little mysteries that kept me interested.
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