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A major new translation of a forgotten classic
Paris, 1793, the onset of the Terror. Brave Republican Maurice rescues a mys-terious and beautiful woman from an angry mob and is unknowingly drawn into a secret Royalist plot--a plot revolving around the imprisoned Queen of France, Marie Antoinette, and her enigmatic and fearless champion, the Knight of Maison-Rouge. Full of surprising twists, breakneck adventure, conspiracies, swordplay, romance, and heroism, "The Knight of Maison-Rouge" is an exhilarating tale of selflessness, love, and honor under the shadow of the guillotine. Dumas here is at the very height of his powers, and with this first and only modern translation, readers can once again ride with the Knight of Maison-Rouge.
"From the Hardcover edition."
"The Knight of Maison-Rouge is one of those rare gifts that are all too seldom found in the book world. A work once thought lost in the dustbins of a shuttered store is rediscovered . . . brought out to the front of the shop for all to see and grasp. With this fresh and vibrant novel now reclaimed, the heroic Maurice and Lorin will soon be placed in the vaunted ranks of other Dumas stalwarts--from Dant s to D'Artagnan and the rest of the glorious Musketeers." --from the Introduction by Lorenzo Carcaterra
"Dumas seduces, fascinates, entertains, and instructs. His works are so diverse, so varied, so alive, so charming, so powerful; they radiate that light that is so peculiar to France." --Victor Hugo
From the Hardcover edition.
Series: Modern Library Classics (Paperback)
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 14th September 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.4 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1