The Vicomte de Bragelonne
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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
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Introduction: In the months of March-July in 1844, in the magazine Le Siecle, the first portion of a story appeared, penned by the celebrated playwright Alexandre Dumas. It was based, he claimed, on some manuscripts he had found a year earlier in the Bibliotheque Nationale while researching a ...Back to top
Reviewed by jdanehey on Nov 30, 2010
D'Artagnan decides to work for himself for a change
This is such a fun read.
Note that you'll want to read the pieces of this story in order: 1) The Vicomte de Bragelonne; 2) Ten Years Later; 3) Louise de Valliere; 4) The Man in the Iron Mask.
Reviewed by chrway on Feb 25, 2009
Good book in the series. Interesting to read.
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