The Man in the Iron Mask - Alexandre Dumas (Original Version) - (Bentley Loft Classics book #20) [NOOK Book]

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Bentley Loft Classics proudly presents book #20; The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas.

The Man in the Iron Mask (French: L'Homme au Masque de Fer) is a name given to a prisoner arrested as Eustache Dauger in 1669, and held in a number of jails, including the Bastille and the Fortress of Pignerol (today Pinerolo). He was held in the custody of the same jailer, Bénigne Dauvergne de Saint-Mars, for a period of 34 years. He died on 19 ...
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The Man in the Iron Mask - Alexandre Dumas (Original Version) - (Bentley Loft Classics book #20)

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Overview

Bentley Loft Classics proudly presents book #20; The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas.

The Man in the Iron Mask (French: L'Homme au Masque de Fer) is a name given to a prisoner arrested as Eustache Dauger in 1669, and held in a number of jails, including the Bastille and the Fortress of Pignerol (today Pinerolo). He was held in the custody of the same jailer, Bénigne Dauvergne de Saint-Mars, for a period of 34 years. He died on 19 November 1703 under the name of Marchioly, during the reign of Louis XIV of France, 1643-1715. The possible identity of this man has been thoroughly discussed and has been the subject of many books, because no one ever saw his face, which was hidden by a mask of black velvet cloth.

In the second edition of his Questions sur l'Encyclopédie (French for "Questions on the Encyclopedia"), published in 1771, the writer and philosopher Voltaire claimed that the prisoner wore an iron mask and was the older, illegitimate brother of Louis XIV. In the late 1840s, the writer Alexandre Dumas elaborated on the theme in the final installment of his Three Musketeers saga: here the prisoner is forced to wear an iron mask and is Louis XIV's twin brother.

What facts are known about this original prisoner are based mainly on correspondence between his jailer and his superiors in Paris.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013043763
  • Publisher: Emerson Huxley
  • Publication date: 8/23/2011
  • Series: Bentley Loft Classics , #20
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 630 KB

Meet the Author

Alexandre Dumas, pronounced: [a.lɛk.sɑ̃dʁ dy.ma], born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie ([dy.ma da.vi də pa.jət.ʁi]) (24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870) was a French writer, best known for his original historical novels of high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of his novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne were originally serialized. He also wrote plays and magazine articles and was a prolific correspondent. Born in poverty, Dumas was the original grandson of a French nobleman and a Haitian slave.
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