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The Knight of Maison-Rouge: A Novel of Marie Antoinette

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"[A] precious gift....The Knight of Maison-Rouge is not some piece of ephemera plucked from the archives of a prolific author, now appearing as a curiosity piece for completists. It's vintage Dumas, which is to say it's as thrilling and readable a historical romance as you're likely to find....You put down The Knight of Maison-Rouge convinced that you've just spent time in the company of the greatest entertainer ever to put pen to paper." Charles Taylor, Salon.com

Synopsis:

Paris, 1793, the onset of the terror. Brave Republican Maurice rescues a mysterious 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.

About the Author

Alexandre Dumas (1802–1870), one of the most popular writers of all time, is the author of The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers (both available as Modern Library Paperback Classics), along with dozens of other works of every genre. His remains were recently removed to the Pantheon, the highest honor that can be bestowed on a French writer.

Julie Rose's many translations include an acclaimed version of Racine's Phèdre, as well as works by Paul Virilio, Jacques Rancière, Chantal Thomas, and many others. Rose was recently awarded the New South Wales Premier's Translation Prize and the PEN medallion for translation.

Lorenzo Carcaterra is the author of Street Boys and Sleepers, among other books. He lives in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679642985
Translator:
Rose, Julie
Introduction by:
Carcaterra, Lorenzo
Translator:
Rose, Julie
Introduction:
Carcaterra, Lorenzo
Author:
Dumas, Alexandre
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
France
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Girondists
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Modern Library ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series Volume:
02-435
Publication Date:
August 2003
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.26x5.40x.96 in. 1.15 lbs.

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"Review" by , "[A] precious gift....The Knight of Maison-Rouge is not some piece of ephemera plucked from the archives of a prolific author, now appearing as a curiosity piece for completists. It's vintage Dumas, which is to say it's as thrilling and readable a historical romance as you're likely to find....You put down The Knight of Maison-Rouge convinced that you've just spent time in the company of the greatest entertainer ever to put pen to paper."
"Synopsis" by , Paris, 1793, the onset of the terror. Brave Republican Maurice rescues a mysterious 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.
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