The man in the iron mask

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Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Jan 1, 1994 - Fiction - 191 pages
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User Review  - arisam - LibraryThing

I have read the same story in Japanese when I was a junior high school student. The story was exciting, but the last part was too sad. I like a book which has a happy ending. Read full review

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User Review  - KanakoH - LibraryThing

I think this story is very exciting and very sad. There was a very tender young prisoner. In fact, he was twin younger brothers of the King.Aramis tries to make him King,but the plan fails.Result, he ... Read full review

Contents

Three Guests Astonished To Find Themselves At Supper Together
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Political Rivals
12
De Baisemeauxs Society
17
Copyright

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About the author (1994)

After an idle youth, Alexandre Dumas went to Paris and spent some years writing. A volume of short stories and some farces were his only productions until 1927, when his play Henri III (1829) became a success and made him famous. It was as a storyteller rather than a playwright, however, that Dumas gained enduring success. Perhaps the most broadly popular of French romantic novelists, Dumas published some 1,200 volumes during his lifetime. These were not all written by him, however, but were the works of a body of collaborators known as "Dumas & Co." Some of his best works were plagiarized. For example, The Three Musketeers (1844) was taken from the Memoirs of Artagnan by an eighteenth-century writer, and The Count of Monte Cristo (1845) from Penchet's A Diamond and a Vengeance. At the end of his life, drained of money and sapped by his work, Dumas left Paris and went to live at his son's villa, where he remained until his death.

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