Twenty years after: d'Artagnan Romance Series, Book 2
The Three Musketeers , Alexandre Dumas's most famous and enduring novel, completed its serial publication in the summer of 1844, and by the time of its book publication at the end of that year readers were already demanding a sequel. They got it starting in January, 1845, when the first chapters of Twenty Years After began to appear--but it wasn't quite what they were expecting.
When Twenty Years After opens it is 1648: the Red Sphinx, Cardinal Richelieu, is dead, France is ruled by a regency in the grip of civil war, and across the English Channel the monarchy of King Charles I hangs by a thread. As d'Artagnan will find, these are problems that can't be solved with a sword thrust. In Twenty Years After, the musketeers confront maturity and face its greatest challenge: sometimes, you fail. It's in how the four comrades respond to failure, and rise above it, that we begin to see the true characters of Dumas's great heroes.
A true literary achievement, Twenty Years After is long overdue for a modern reassessment--and a new translation. As an added inducement to readers, Lawrence Ellsworth has discovered a "lost" chapter that was overlooked in the novel's original publication, and is included in none of the available English translations to date--until now.
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|Grouping Title||twenty years after|
|Grouping Author||dumas alexandre|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-01-20 22:42:49PM|
|Last Indexed||2020-01-20 23:39:05PM|
|auth_author2||Maquet, Auguste, 1813-1888.|
|author||Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870.|
Madison - Adult Fiction
Main Library - Adult Fiction
Originally published in 1845 as a sequel to The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After is a supreme creation of suspense and heroic adventure.
Two decades have passed since the three musketeers triumphed over Cardinal Richelieu and Milady. Time has weakened their resolve and dispersed their loyalties. But treasons and stratagems still cry out for justice: civil war endangers the throne of France, while in England, Cromwell threatens to send Charles I to the scaffold. Dumas brings his immortal quartet out of retirement to cross swords with time, the malevolence of men, and the forces of history. But their greatest test is a titanic struggle with the son of Milady, who wears the face of Evil.
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|subject_facet||France -- History -- Louis XIV, 1643-1715 -- Fiction|
|title_display||Twenty years after|
Twenty Years After d'Artagnan Romance Series, Book 2
Twenty years after / Alexandre Dumas
Twenty years after / Alexandre Dumas ; with illustrations from drawings by contemporary French artists together with an introductory sketch of the author and anecdotal captions by Basil Davenport
|title_short||Twenty years after|
|title_sub||d'Artagnan Romance Series, Book 2|