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DetailsSet in medieval France, this story continues the tale of the three musketeers. Many years after their exploits, the musketeers are wellestablished in society. We see Aramis, who is a bishop now, meeting a prisoner. However, there is no confession to be heard. Aramis is at the root of a conspiracy that could change the course of French history. The fact that the prisoner is the twin brother of the King of France has sealed his fate and destined him to spend the rest of his life in prison. But Aramis has a different plan in mind. Being one of the few to know the prisoners identity, Aramis conspires to replace the King of France with his twin brother, with the idea that the prisoner will be a better ruler for France. How will this plan turn out? Will Aramis succeed? When the other musketeers find out about the plan what stand will they take? To find out, read this classic tale of love, politics and loyalty. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alexandre Dumas, the French author of many plays, popular romances, and historical novels, wrote The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas is part of the novel The Vicomte of Bragelonne. He was greatly influenced by the works of William Shakespeare (15641616) and wrote his first plays in 1825 and 1826. Others followed, with Henri III et sa cour (1829) bringing him great success and popularity. The revolution of 1830 slowed down Dumas's writing, and he became a strong supporter of the Marquis de Lafayette. His political activities were viewed unfavorably by the new king, his former boss, and he was forced to leave France for a time. A series of amusing travel books resulted from this period of exile. When Dumas returned to Paris, he began writing a new series of historical plays. By 1851 he had written alone, or in collaboration with others, more than twenty plays. He also began writing fiction at this time, first short stories and then novels. In collaboration with Auguste Maquet he wrote Les Trois Mousquetaires (1844; The Three Musketeers ), Vingt Ans après (1845; Twenty Years After ), and Le Vicomte de Bragelonne (1850). Le Comte de Monte-Cristo (1846; The Count of Monte Cristo ) was also a product of this period.
SKU Code PRK B 4852 Weight in Kg 0.2900 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9789385031472 Author Name ALEXANDRE DUMAS Publisher Name OM BOOKS INTERNATIONAL