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A swashbuckling novel by the author of The Three Musketeers
Set in the same period as his best-known novel, Alexandre Dumass forgotten masterpiece (Le Monde) features two steely and preternaturally modern heroines fighting on opposite sides of the wars that ravaged seventeenth-century France. An unabashed page-turner, humorous, dramatic, and crackling with panache, this new English translationthe first in more than 100 yearsshows Dumas at the peak of his powers.
A swashbuckling novel by the author ofThe Three Musketeers
The Baron des Canolles is a man torn apart by the civil war that dominates mid-seventeenth century France. For while the naive Gascon soldier cares little for the politics behind the battles, he is torn apart by a deep passion for two powerful women on opposing sides of the war: Nanon de Lartigues, a keen supporter of the Queen Regent Anne of Austria, and the Victomtesse de Cambes, who supports the rebellious forces of the Princess de Conde. Set around Bordeaux during the first turbulent years of the reign of Louis XIV, The Women's War sees two women taking central stage in a battle for all France. Humorous, dramatic and romantic, it offers a compelling exploration of political intrigue, the power of redemption, the force of love and the futility of war.
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About the Author
(18241895) was a pioneer of the Romantic theater in France. He is best known for his novels The Three Musketeers
and The Count of Monte Cristo
Robin Busss translations for Penguin include works by Sartre, Zola, and Camus.