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In the Musketeers final adventure, DArtagnan remains in the service of the corrupt King Louis XIV after the Three Musketeers have retired and gone their separate ways. Meanwhile, a mysterious prisoner in an iron mask wastes away deep inside the Bastille. When the destinies of king and prisoner converge, the Three Musketeers and DArtagnan find themselves caught between conflicting loyalties.
The final episode in "The Three Musketeers" saga finds Aramis attempting a royal coup. Philippe, the man in the iron mask, has been a prisoner in the Bastille for 18 years. He is also King Louis' twin brother. Aramis intends to replace Louis with Philippe, in turn imprisoning the King of France.
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxiv-xxv).
When the destinies of King Louis XIV and a mysterious prisoner in an iron mask converge, the Three Musketeers and D'Artagnan find themselves caught between conflicting loyalties.
About the Author
Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) was the author of more than ninety plays and many novels--most famously the Three Musketeers trilogy and The Count of Monte Cristo.
Francine du Plessix Gray is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-finalist At Home with the Marquis de Sade, among other works.
Joachim Neugroschel has won three PEN translation awards and the French-American translation prize.
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