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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 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. 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

Review:

"The Knight of Maison-Rouge is one of those rare gifts that are all too seldom found in the book world....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..." Lorenzo Carcaterra, from his Introduction

Review:

"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

Synopsis:

The Knight of Maison-Rouge is back. For more than a century, Alexandre Dumas's 1845 novel about France's Reign of Terror was unavailable in English. Julie Rose's vibrant new translation demonstrates persuasively that Dumas's hastily written crowd-pleaser maintains its resilience. Like our 19th-century predecessors, we remain enthralled by this tale about a brave Republican and the beautiful, mysterious waif he saves.

Synopsis:

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.

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:
9780812969634
Translator:
Rose, Julie
Introduction:
Carcaterra, Lorenzo
Translator:
Rose, Julie
Introduction by:
Carcaterra, Lorenzo
Introduction:
Carcaterra, Lorenzo
Author:
Rose, Julie
Author:
Dumas, Alexandre
Author:
Carcaterra, Lorenzo
Publisher:
Modern Library
Subject:
History
Subject:
France
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
France History Revolution, 1789-1799.
Subject:
Marie Antoinette
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Publication Date:
September 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
7.95 x 5.2 x 0.9 in 1 lb

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Product details 448 pages Modern Library - English 9780812969634 Reviews:
"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."
"Review" by , "The Knight of Maison-Rouge is one of those rare gifts that are all too seldom found in the book world....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..."
"Review" by , "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."
"Synopsis" by , The Knight of Maison-Rouge is back. For more than a century, Alexandre Dumas's 1845 novel about France's Reign of Terror was unavailable in English. Julie Rose's vibrant new translation demonstrates persuasively that Dumas's hastily written crowd-pleaser maintains its resilience. Like our 19th-century predecessors, we remain enthralled by this tale about a brave Republican and the beautiful, mysterious waif he saves.
"Synopsis" by , 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.

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