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The Women's War
     

The Women's War

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by Alexandre Dumas
 

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A swashbuckling novel by the author of The Three Musketeers

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:

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A swashbuckling novel by the author of The Three Musketeers

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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140449778
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/27/2007
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
897,669
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.98(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Alexandre Dumas (1824-95) was a pioneer of the Romantic theatre in France, for which he wrote a series of colourful historical dramas, although it is as a novelist that he is best known today. His works include The Three Musketeers (1844-5), La Reine Margot (1845) and The Count of Monte Cristo (1844-5).

Robin Buss is a journalist and translator. For Penguin, his translations include works by Sartre, Zola and, most recently, The Plague by Camus.

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Women's War 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
yukiji More than 1 year ago
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.