The Man in the Iron Mask: The True Story of the Most Famous Prisoner in History and the Four Musketeers

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Constable & Robinson Limited, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 348 pages
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"Oxford historian Roger Macdonald has spent five years unraveling fact from fiction to uncover the true story of the Musketeers and their connection with the Man in the Iron Mask. It is a reality more extraordinary than any tale Alexandre Dumas could devise. Honor and heroism, betrayal and intrigue, are set amidst the lust, jealousy and deadly poisons that made the Sun King's Court a world of frenzied paranoia. In his denouement Macdonald at last reveals the identity of the Man in the Iron Mask."--BOOK JACKET.

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Review: The Man in the Iron Mask: The Mystery Solved

User Review  - Gnuehc Ecnerwal - Goodreads

The version I read does not have the ":The Mystery Solved" in the title. I wouldn't have bought the book if it did. This is like reading juicy gossips from another era. Tremendously enjoyable but dubious in historical accuracy. Good for reading on the beach, etc. Read full review

Review: The Man in the Iron Mask: The Mystery Solved

User Review  - Venus - Goodreads

A non-fiction mystery about who the real man in the iron mask was, written like fiction. This is a great page turner. Macdonald knows how to build suspense into his non-fiction that is very hard to do. Read full review

Contents

The Facts behind the Fable l
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A Gascon in Paris
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The Devils Child
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Copyright

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