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The Baron des Canolles is a man torn apart by the civil war that dominates mid-seventeenth century France. For while the naïve 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 d The Baron des Canolles is a man torn apart by the civil war that dominates mid-seventeenth century France. For while the naïve 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 Condé. 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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The Baron des Canolles is a man torn apart by the civil war that dominates mid-seventeenth century France. For while the naïve 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 d The Baron des Canolles is a man torn apart by the civil war that dominates mid-seventeenth century France. For while the naïve 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 Condé. 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.

30 review for The Women's War

  1. 5 out of 5

    lorinbocol

    i figli so piezz 'e core. soprattutto se ti chiami anna d'austria o principessa di condé, e di mezzo c'è il potere sulla francia dove la fronda nobiliare insidia l'autorità della corona. per assicurare una brillante carriera alla progenie, la regina già al centro de i tre moschettieri (qui però son passati vent'anni e a un certo punto dumas, in deficit di riguardo cavalleresco, lo sottolinea pure) si oppone alla sua rivale per vie diplomatiche, il che essendo in un feuilleton vuol dire chiaramen i figli so piezz 'e core. soprattutto se ti chiami anna d'austria o principessa di condé, e di mezzo c'è il potere sulla francia dove la fronda nobiliare insidia l'autorità della corona. per assicurare una brillante carriera alla progenie, la regina già al centro de i tre moschettieri (qui però son passati vent'anni e a un certo punto dumas, in deficit di riguardo cavalleresco, lo sottolinea pure) si oppone alla sua rivale per vie diplomatiche, il che essendo in un feuilleton vuol dire chiaramente che se ne fanno di ogni. in primo piano però ci sono altre due dame fedelissime delle precedenti: nanon de lartigues che sta con anna, e claire de cambes supporter della principessa. oltre alle trame politiche, a queste preme contendersi l'amore dello stesso uomo, un monsieur de canolles qualunque che invero, e come spesso capita, non ci pare meritare tutto 'sto zelo. ma il plot è plot e qui si legge con piacere. anche perché nel repertorio c'è tutto: intrighi, assalti, battute brillanti e scambi di persona come è giusto che sia. canolles finirà male (ma parecchio) mentre le due nobildonne si ritroveranno - con scena madre non esente da stereotipi - a cercar riparo dal mondo nella tranquillità di un convento a peyssac, dalle parti di bordeaux. e anche se come approccio letterario noi come monastero si preferiva quello delle carmelitane scalze dietro cui incrociavano le lame moschettieri e guardie del cardinale, a questo in cui le ex acerrime nemiche stringono al petto un medaglione coi capelli del caro estinto, dumas è sempre dumas, e non è che ci si annoi mai. stupita dall'aver nei giorni scorsi visto il libro in due vetrine diverse, una milanese e una d'oltralpe, l'ho ripreso in un pomeriggio che meteorologicamente chiamava a gran voce: feuilleton! beh, saltellando qua e là mi ci sono proprio divertita. anche del finale, dove dumas mette le mani avanti non escludendo un sequel, e avvertendo che la pretesa pace non è che una tregua, perché «la guerra delle donne non era ancora finita». più che un uomo, una casa editrice.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Wanda

    7 AUG 2016 - beginning the proofing of Volume 1 of 2. I am excited. Soon you will have the opportunity to download this book for free at Project Gutenberg. 27 AUG 2016 - Fantastic! This book has it all - intrigue, assumed identities, passions of the heart. I have completed the proofing of Volume 1 of 2. I will email asking for Volume 2 later today. 28 AUG 2016 - received Vol. 2 this morning. Will begin proofing this evening. I got so caught up in the "reading"/proofing of Vol. 1 that I had to st 7 AUG 2016 - beginning the proofing of Volume 1 of 2. I am excited. Soon you will have the opportunity to download this book for free at Project Gutenberg. 27 AUG 2016 - Fantastic! This book has it all - intrigue, assumed identities, passions of the heart. I have completed the proofing of Volume 1 of 2. I will email asking for Volume 2 later today. 28 AUG 2016 - received Vol. 2 this morning. Will begin proofing this evening. I got so caught up in the "reading"/proofing of Vol. 1 that I had to start a section over because I just read over the errors (though there were not so very many). 11 SEP 2016 - Volume 2 completed. Oh, goodness! What a great read this turned out to be. I loved every minute of it and my 5 stars reflect this. I am sad knowing these characters will not be waiting for me. I feel certain you will enjoy this novel, too. Please wait for it to be made available on Project Gutenberg (for free!). Enjoy! 23 Sep 2016 - available at Project Gutenberg Volume 1 - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/53124 Volume 2 - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/53125 11 AUG 2017 - a reread because I will be leading a group read at the 19th Century Literature at Yahoo in the Autumn. 11 SEP 2017 - just as good the second time.

  3. 5 out of 5

    amapola

    Com'è bella l'avventura! Ambientato nella Francia del Seicento durante il periodo della Fronda, “La guerra delle donne” è uno dei tanti piacevoli romanzi scritti da Dumas (padre). Nanon de Lartigues e Claire de Cambes – innamorate dello stesso uomo, rivali in guerra e in amore, che combattono senza esclusione di colpi – sono le protagoniste che reggono le sorti di una vicenda dall’intreccio appassionante e divertente ma anche fosco e tragico, su un'epoca remota e da riscoprire. Qui gli uomini son Com'è bella l'avventura! Ambientato nella Francia del Seicento durante il periodo della Fronda, “La guerra delle donne” è uno dei tanti piacevoli romanzi scritti da Dumas (padre). Nanon de Lartigues e Claire de Cambes – innamorate dello stesso uomo, rivali in guerra e in amore, che combattono senza esclusione di colpi – sono le protagoniste che reggono le sorti di una vicenda dall’intreccio appassionante e divertente ma anche fosco e tragico, su un'epoca remota e da riscoprire. Qui gli uomini sono sullo sfondo, relegati a un ruolo da comprimari. Il libro è godibile, la narrazione non è mai pedante e le emozioni, gli intrighi, le avventure si susseguono e rendono la lettura scorrevole. Parbleu, è pur sempre “Dumas-santosubito-padre”, e di Dumas non si butta via niente, ma questo romanzo è e resta un puro e semplice romanzo d'appendice in cui non c’è traccia dell'ironia, della potenza, della cialtroneria e del trascinate spirito avventuroso dei Tre Moschettieri. Decisamente meglio questi, a cominciare da lui, il tormentato, romantico Athos. http://youtu.be/XBlhyaqzvL0

  4. 5 out of 5

    Trelesa

    Plot twists, intrigue, characters intwined mysteriously in each other's past and current lives. I was lulled into an enjoyable read, following the political turns of war and loyalties, amazing escapes, both like-able and dastardly characters - then - Wham! - the pace took off and I couldn't expect what was coming or believe it when it did! Okay, I even teared-up a little. Nobody wraps up a plot like Dumas, and he is gracious enough to give conclusions to all his characters. Plot twists, intrigue, characters intwined mysteriously in each other's past and current lives. I was lulled into an enjoyable read, following the political turns of war and loyalties, amazing escapes, both like-able and dastardly characters - then - Wham! - the pace took off and I couldn't expect what was coming or believe it when it did! Okay, I even teared-up a little. Nobody wraps up a plot like Dumas, and he is gracious enough to give conclusions to all his characters.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Federica

    Oh insomma siete due donne con i controcazzi, lasciate stare sto conollas che si diverte solo a fare l'eroe e a correre prima dietro a una e poi dietro all'altra. Potete avere di meglio, accidenti, e no, il meglio non è dio. A parte tutto caruccio dai, si è fatto leggere bene. Oh insomma siete due donne con i controcazzi, lasciate stare sto conollas che si diverte solo a fare l'eroe e a correre prima dietro a una e poi dietro all'altra. Potete avere di meglio, accidenti, e no, il meglio non è dio. A parte tutto caruccio dai, si è fatto leggere bene.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Diana Garzón

    A los amantes de Dumas les gustará esta novela, pues contiene todos los elementos típicos de su estilo (el contexto histórico, el romance imposible, las intrigas de la corte, etc), aunque se extiende más en escenas románticas cursis que otras de sus novelas. La edición de Mauro Armiño contiene una gran cantidad de información, que a veces llega a ser abrumadora, pero siempre es muy ilustrativa. Así que además del libro, recomiendo esta edición en particular. Más en: http://vistoleidohecho.com/ A los amantes de Dumas les gustará esta novela, pues contiene todos los elementos típicos de su estilo (el contexto histórico, el romance imposible, las intrigas de la corte, etc), aunque se extiende más en escenas románticas cursis que otras de sus novelas. La edición de Mauro Armiño contiene una gran cantidad de información, que a veces llega a ser abrumadora, pero siempre es muy ilustrativa. Así que además del libro, recomiendo esta edición en particular. Más en: http://vistoleidohecho.com/

  7. 4 out of 5

    جليس الكتاب

    My all times favourite. Slow at start but then it picks up pace and with Dumas distinguished descriptions and twists, unable to put down or even sleep before last page is read!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Sara

    This book features two steely and preternaturally modern heroines fighting on opposite sides of the wars that ravaged seventeenth-century France. Really funny while being a page turner!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Erin

    4 stars for the story; barely 1 star for the ending. Really, Dumas?

  10. 4 out of 5

    Kristin

    This was an interesting book in that it has much of the Dumas style and enters into a piece of French history I am not familiar with. The characters were all spirited and it was lovely to have women as the central force. Many of the books event pivot around possibilities and rash action which drove me nuts and the inconstancy of the men was irksome. However it is a recommended read if you've gone through other Dumas novels and found them favorable. This was an interesting book in that it has much of the Dumas style and enters into a piece of French history I am not familiar with. The characters were all spirited and it was lovely to have women as the central force. Many of the books event pivot around possibilities and rash action which drove me nuts and the inconstancy of the men was irksome. However it is a recommended read if you've gone through other Dumas novels and found them favorable.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Mikel

    I really enjoyed this novel, I think it fed into some of my darker ideas about justice/injustice in politics. I really enjoyed learning more about this time period as well. It's kind of forgotten as it falls in-between the infamous Cardinal Richelieu and Louis XIV's golden years. If you've ever read and enjoyed Dumas this book is definitely worth your time. I really enjoyed this novel, I think it fed into some of my darker ideas about justice/injustice in politics. I really enjoyed learning more about this time period as well. It's kind of forgotten as it falls in-between the infamous Cardinal Richelieu and Louis XIV's golden years. If you've ever read and enjoyed Dumas this book is definitely worth your time.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Federica

    «Ebbene, sotto queste spoglie, ho riconosciuto...» «Cosa?» chiese il viaggiatore spazientito. «Ve l'ho detto: una donna!» «Ma se sono una donna, perchè allora mi arrestate?» «Diamine! Perchè di questi tempi le donne somo più pericolose degli uomini, tanto che per amor di precisione la nostra guerra potrebbe chiamarsi la Guerra delle Donne.» «Ebbene, sotto queste spoglie, ho riconosciuto...» «Cosa?» chiese il viaggiatore spazientito. «Ve l'ho detto: una donna!» «Ma se sono una donna, perchè allora mi arrestate?» «Diamine! Perchè di questi tempi le donne somo più pericolose degli uomini, tanto che per amor di precisione la nostra guerra potrebbe chiamarsi la Guerra delle Donne.»

  13. 4 out of 5

    Kiruha

    A partir del título, La Guerra de las Mujeres, me hice expectativas sobre el rol que tendrían las mujeres en la novela, y su participación real ha venido a ser una mezcla de esas suposiciones. Abundan las mujeres en puestos importantes en la historia, pero las que tienen poder político lo ejercen "pretendiendo ser hombres" o "reprimiendo su verdadera naturaleza", y aquellas cuya relevancia reside en su personalidad tienen también estos rasgos justificados no por ellas mismas, o bien son señalada A partir del título, La Guerra de las Mujeres, me hice expectativas sobre el rol que tendrían las mujeres en la novela, y su participación real ha venido a ser una mezcla de esas suposiciones. Abundan las mujeres en puestos importantes en la historia, pero las que tienen poder político lo ejercen "pretendiendo ser hombres" o "reprimiendo su verdadera naturaleza", y aquellas cuya relevancia reside en su personalidad tienen también estos rasgos justificados no por ellas mismas, o bien son señaladas como excepciones. Hay una mujer definida por su fuerte carácter e inteligencia que pasa a ser "una mujer normal" cuando las circunstancias hacen que caiga en el llanto y los nervios, y a su vez tanto el comportamiento de esta como el de otra protagonista (que se torna audaz y decidida, opuestamente a su carácter anterior, a medida que aumenta su enamoramiento) parte de la influencia de su pasión por un hombre. La conclusión a sacar de esto es que La Guerra de las Mujeres pretende alternar el foco de atención (y aún así durante parte del libro los personajes masculinos parecen llevar la historia), pero bajo esas atenciones hay muchas de las viejas ideas, y por tanto ofrece poco en ese aspecto. Como lectura es irregular, ya que una vez ha instaurado a las protagonistas y su interacción empieza a cobrar carácter, traslada su atención a los personajes históricos, a quienes les lleva muchas páginas volverse mínimamente interesantes. Aún así se encuentran los rasgos más virtuosos de la escritura de Dumas como, ocasionalmente, los geniales intercambios hablados, y la composición final en la que van encajando admirablemente todas las piezas, a lo que se añade un desenlace que saca a la luz todo el cariño desarrollado por los personajes. Seguramente sea la tendencia de Dumas de supervisar sus historias con un hilo de contexto histórico lo que da lugar al epílogo, donde suceden reencuentros y los personajes revelan sus corazones pero deja, por encima de ello, el recordatorio de los eventos generales (aquellos que más carecían de emoción y franqueza) como la última palabra. Ya que la historia de los protagonistas (y no las personalidades históricas) había tomado tintes de tragedia, y con desenvoltura además, las últimas páginas previas al epílogo hubieran bastado como un final más sentido y muy digno.

  14. 5 out of 5

    William

    Dumas is the master of encapsulating physiognomy in writing. Reading Dumas feels like having a front row seat for a play. Characterization and dialogue are superb. If you enjoyed The D’Artagnan Romances, including The Three Musketeers, you will likely also enjoy The Women’s War; another fabulous tale of historical fiction set during the early years of Louis XIV when Queen Regent Anne of Austria ruled France. Although the main theme is somber with rebellious forces plotting to overthrow the thron Dumas is the master of encapsulating physiognomy in writing. Reading Dumas feels like having a front row seat for a play. Characterization and dialogue are superb. If you enjoyed The D’Artagnan Romances, including The Three Musketeers, you will likely also enjoy The Women’s War; another fabulous tale of historical fiction set during the early years of Louis XIV when Queen Regent Anne of Austria ruled France. Although the main theme is somber with rebellious forces plotting to overthrow the throne, Dumas still manages to entwine witty humor throughout. I lost count of the number of times I laughed out loud. I empathized with nearly every character regardless of what side they were on; a clear sign of a job well done. Several plot twists and turns exist, and some surprised me. The ending provides closure for all fo the focal characters. It was heart wrenching and I was in tears after finishing.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Aurélia

    Alexandre Dumas base l'intrigue de son roman lors de la période de la Fronde, en mettant en scène les luttes pour le pouvoir de femmes puissantes, qu'elles soient reines, épouses de prince emprisonné, vicomtesse usant du travestissement ou courtisane dotée d'une finesse politique à en faire baver plusieurs. C'était mon premier Dumas et je suis conquise. L'écriture est belle et agréable, l'intrigue -historique- romancée mais sans que l'on s'en rende compte (qu'il est aisé de "duper" son lecteur q Alexandre Dumas base l'intrigue de son roman lors de la période de la Fronde, en mettant en scène les luttes pour le pouvoir de femmes puissantes, qu'elles soient reines, épouses de prince emprisonné, vicomtesse usant du travestissement ou courtisane dotée d'une finesse politique à en faire baver plusieurs. C'était mon premier Dumas et je suis conquise. L'écriture est belle et agréable, l'intrigue -historique- romancée mais sans que l'on s'en rende compte (qu'il est aisé de "duper" son lecteur quand il ignore beaucoup de la période!). On retrouve des noms familiers qui firent l'Histoire: la princesse de Condé, le cardinal de Mazarin, le duc de la rochefoucauld, Anne d'Autriche... Et les ressorts qui menèrent à ce soulèvement des princes avant l'avènement sur le trône de Louis XIV. Les tactiques et stratégies (batailles, sièges, manipulation de l'opinion du peuple) m'ont fait vibrer. Beaucoup d'émotions à la lecture de ce roman, peu connu. je recommande !

  16. 5 out of 5

    James

    This is a very much borderline 2 - 3 star rating book. The first volume was a tough slog to get through and very poor. However, the second volume was infinitely better. You really have to get through the first volume which really drags it down. This whole book does lack a certain something that you see in other Dumas works like Chicot the Jester, The 45 Guardsmen and so forth. There isn’t the plots, intrigue, duels at dawn you expect from Dumas in such works, a definite tangent on his usual writi This is a very much borderline 2 - 3 star rating book. The first volume was a tough slog to get through and very poor. However, the second volume was infinitely better. You really have to get through the first volume which really drags it down. This whole book does lack a certain something that you see in other Dumas works like Chicot the Jester, The 45 Guardsmen and so forth. There isn’t the plots, intrigue, duels at dawn you expect from Dumas in such works, a definite tangent on his usual writings.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Paige

    A fun read from Dumas. I enjoyed the humor strewn throughout the book. I found it a bit difficult to get through the last third of the book, it seemed to get more serious and dramatic, which was not the sense I felt in the prior chapters. However, it was a great view into the era, the war, and the roles one can play in history. I appreciate the variety and depth of characters cast in Dumas's plot, always making sure we know there are never just two sides from which we can choose. A fun read from Dumas. I enjoyed the humor strewn throughout the book. I found it a bit difficult to get through the last third of the book, it seemed to get more serious and dramatic, which was not the sense I felt in the prior chapters. However, it was a great view into the era, the war, and the roles one can play in history. I appreciate the variety and depth of characters cast in Dumas's plot, always making sure we know there are never just two sides from which we can choose.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Maria Ruiz

    Una decepción: esperaba mujeres con carácter y con una personalidad digna de sus papeles en esta historia. No lo recomiendo si estás acostumbrado a la profundidad de la literatura inglesa de la época. Superfluo, personajes sin una personalidad definida; no me ha gustado nada que el 80% de la guerra de las mujeres haya sido una mala comedia romántica.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Jamison Shuck

    Classic Dumas. Witty dialogue, flowery descriptions, ridiculous romances, scheming plots, bravery in battle. It’s got it all. It is also one of the most anti-war Dumas works that I can recall. A must read for Dumas fans.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Patricia García-Rojo

    Me costó entrar, pero luego no quise salir. El honor romántico de caballeros y doncellas siempre me conquista. El final, lo borraría.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Maria R

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  22. 5 out of 5

    Janet

    Alexandre Dumas--perfect entertainment, as always!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca Jane

    4.5 stars.

  24. 5 out of 5

    David Sears

    Ripping good yarn, didn't turn out the way I expected/hoped. Guess that happens sometimes. Ripping good yarn, didn't turn out the way I expected/hoped. Guess that happens sometimes.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Mariana

    Enmarcado en La Fronda de 1650, Dumas nos relata una historia de mujeres decididas y a su vez enamoradas del mismo hombre, y que dan todo para ver viva su historia de amor. Ofrece el estilo narrativo que uno busca de Dumas, el establecimiento de los hechos sin escribir rellenos, sino que simplemente cada palabra es necesaria para entender totalmente esta novela (como hace recordar a El Conde de Montecristo). Personalmente, como lectora, siento que demore más de lo deseado en terminar el libro, pe Enmarcado en La Fronda de 1650, Dumas nos relata una historia de mujeres decididas y a su vez enamoradas del mismo hombre, y que dan todo para ver viva su historia de amor. Ofrece el estilo narrativo que uno busca de Dumas, el establecimiento de los hechos sin escribir rellenos, sino que simplemente cada palabra es necesaria para entender totalmente esta novela (como hace recordar a El Conde de Montecristo). Personalmente, como lectora, siento que demore más de lo deseado en terminar el libro, pero me devore las últimas 100 páginas en menos de un día. Recomendada como historia de amor no tradicional, y con una base histórica muy rica en un estrecho periodo de tiempo.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Siegfried Gony

    oh! il m'a filé le bourdon alors ce livre! J'aurais tellement aimé une "happy end". J'ai lu les dernières pages, haletant, en diagonale pour en savoir le dénouement... tragique, car il faut avouer que Dumas c'est pas vraiment l'art de l'ellipse mais celui de la narration qui rebondit de péripétie en péripétie... et tient le lecteur en haleine. Ca un superbe roman épique, historique, romantique... avec des mousquetaires, une reine de France, des altesses royales, le Duc de La Rochefoucauld plus vr oh! il m'a filé le bourdon alors ce livre! J'aurais tellement aimé une "happy end". J'ai lu les dernières pages, haletant, en diagonale pour en savoir le dénouement... tragique, car il faut avouer que Dumas c'est pas vraiment l'art de l'ellipse mais celui de la narration qui rebondit de péripétie en péripétie... et tient le lecteur en haleine. Ca un superbe roman épique, historique, romantique... avec des mousquetaires, une reine de France, des altesses royales, le Duc de La Rochefoucauld plus vrai que dans son rôle de mémorialiste... et des héros tellement attachants qu'il n'est pas difficile de s'y identifier pour le plus grand plaisir de la lecture!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Mark

    A protagonist loyal to a current mistress but who has fallen in love with another woman. They are of course on opposite sides of civil strife. The gender relationships are obviously dated, but at least my memory is that even the "inconvenient" woman in this story is treated a with a degree of empathy unusual to find in an old tale. This one would fall unambiguously into the category of Good Dumas. The main plot tends to keep moving and even the inevitable digressions and side plots actually read A protagonist loyal to a current mistress but who has fallen in love with another woman. They are of course on opposite sides of civil strife. The gender relationships are obviously dated, but at least my memory is that even the "inconvenient" woman in this story is treated a with a degree of empathy unusual to find in an old tale. This one would fall unambiguously into the category of Good Dumas. The main plot tends to keep moving and even the inevitable digressions and side plots actually read as if they are there to entertain the reader, as opposed to paying Dumas' bills.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Victoria Jackson

    Prince and Princess of Condé (he is imprisoned although a war hero) up against the king, dowager queen and Mazarin who is very unpopular. An inn, travelling, deceipt, fighting and politics. Two heroes fighting to protect their territory and one - Canolles - is in love with Nanon and Viscountess de Cambe, originally dressed as a man in the inn. My kind of book. War is nasty and people die, but Dumas expert at conveying the heroism and romance.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Pandora

    At last I found a book by Dumas that is almost as good as the Count of Monte Cristo. The story is based on the real incident in which two men on opposite sides of a civil war were excuted. Fortuntly my favorite character, the trickster, survived. I generelly have a hard time with books that end with a death.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Yasmin

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Very engaging book, compelling, I was even going to be a fan of Alexandre Dumas...Except he killed the hero! There you were at the edge of your seat and the hero kept on getting out of tight situations and then...! He is killed! I couldn't even finish the book! Very worth while though, more captivating to read than the Count of Monte Cristo. Very engaging book, compelling, I was even going to be a fan of Alexandre Dumas...Except he killed the hero! There you were at the edge of your seat and the hero kept on getting out of tight situations and then...! He is killed! I couldn't even finish the book! Very worth while though, more captivating to read than the Count of Monte Cristo.

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