The Women's War

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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 Dumas’s “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 translation—the first in more than 100 years—shows Dumas at...

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Overview

A swashbuckling novel by the author of The Three Musketeers

Set in the same period as his best-known novel, Alexandre Dumas’s “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 translation—the first in more than 100 years—shows Dumas at the peak of his powers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140449778
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/27/2007
  • Series: Penguin Classics Series
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 956,483
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.82 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author

Alexandre Dumas (1824—1895) 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 Buss's translations for Penguin include works by Sartre, Zola, and Camus.

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  • Posted April 28, 2010

    Classic Dumas

    If you like intrigue, action, improbable connections and sad twists of fate you will love this book. Like many of Dumas' stories this is historical fiction and it has all of these things. It also moves at a good pace and has a cast of interesting characters. One thing about this book that suprised me is that it does not end well for the heroine or the hero.

    Instead, it ends with the remorse and presumably reform of a villan,the virtual destruction of the heoroine and another woman who played a prominent role in the novel, and the death of the hero. The last scene in the book left me feeling that the people the hero and heroine (as well as other admirable characters) sacrificed so much for in the name of duty, are completely indifferent to their sacrifice.

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