Synopses & Reviews
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.
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.
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).
About the Author
Joachim Neugroschel has won three PEN translation awards and the French-American translation prize. He has also translated Thomas Mann's Death in Venice
and Sacher-Masoch's Venus in Furs
, both for Penguin Classics. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Francine du Plessix Gray is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and the author of numerous essays and books, including Simone Weil, At Home with the Marquis de Sade: A Life, Rage and Fire, Lovers and Tyrants, and Soviet Women. She lives with her husband, the painter Cleve Gray.