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Louise de la Valliere
     

Louise de la Valliere

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by Alexandre Dumas
 

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D'Artagnan and the aging Musketeers must do all they can when a crisis arises in the royal court, yet they strive in more ways than one, for the just nature of their endeavors is in question. Even as they face the turmoil of a court in which the king desires absolute power, a more individual battle is being waged in the heart of Raoul, son of Athos, who loves the

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D'Artagnan and the aging Musketeers must do all they can when a crisis arises in the royal court, yet they strive in more ways than one, for the just nature of their endeavors is in question. Even as they face the turmoil of a court in which the king desires absolute power, a more individual battle is being waged in the heart of Raoul, son of Athos, who loves the gentle Louise, though she has caught the dangerous king's eye. This book is packed with an epic assortment of characters, plots, and witty battles.

This novel is the fifth of six that compromise the D'Artagnan Romances. Each is available individually from PD Books in the NOOK Store.

Part 1 The Three Musketeers
Part 2 Twenty Years After
Part 3 The Vicomte de Bragelonne
Part 4 Ten Years Later
Part 5 Louise de la Valliere
Part 6 The Man in the Iron Mask

All six books are also available in a single compilation under the title "The D'Artagnan Romances."

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Product Details

BN ID:
2940148999294
Publisher:
PD Books Publishing
Publication date:
12/20/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
948 KB

Meet the Author

One of the most widely read French authors famed for his historical fiction of high adventure, Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) wrote more than a hundred plays and novels, including the famous Three Musketeers trilogy, The Count of Monte Cristo, and The Man in the Iron Mask. His books have been translated into more than 100 languages.

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Louise de la Valliere 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Delamaine More than 1 year ago
Seriously abridged! I am quite disappointed to find the story of the diamond bracelets is missing (though its discussion amongst courtiers afterwards is not), and the Jesuit father dying and leaving things to Aramis is also missing. Don't count on this for a complete version. I am going to see if the Oxford World's Classics version is available on Nook.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Musketeer fans will be disappointed if they are looking for the rollicking adventures of the quartet since their roles in this book are far more subtle--if not sinister in some cases. Still, the larger story is heavily influenced by the acts of these characters. True, the book does start slow but the story evolves into an enjoyable view on the intrigues of Louis XIV's court. The editors make the case that much of what some may view as 'boring' is really Dumas' attempt to highlight the changes taking place in France at the time chivalrous deeds and high adventure are replaced by intrigue and politics and the story reflects that.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful love story that tells us about the most famous French king Louis XIV and Louise de Lavalliere. I enjoyed reading about their love and court intrigues surrounding them. Dumas has an outstanding ablity to bring history to life. Nobody else was able to tell the story of the love affair that lead to the creation of the wonderful palace of Versailles. Also, we can follow our old friends here, who became older and wiser and still have their adventures. This book opens a different perspective on French history.
Guest More than 1 year ago
if you have found yourself following the musketeer's adventures,then you would be best to read this. Though it is alittle boring and slow at some points, your going to need to read it if your intending to read the man in the iron mask because they start to form its plot in this novel(i admit i found it tempting to skip over the really boring parts)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am happy to say that some books were never meant for the big screen. Dumas' trilogy has been a delight to read, though I admit his books are not meant for those who lack commitment to their literature or who would rather be dazzled for two hours by Hollywood. His books tell a wonderful story (though loosely tied to history)and should be read by those who have the patience to experience a well developed plot.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading and enjoying Dumas' "The Count of Monte Cristo", "The Three Musketeers", and "Twenty Years After", this one was a big disappointment. The musketeers are hardly in it. The characters that are in it are flat and uninteresting. Also, there were too many long paragraphs in the book. There were a lot of paragraphs that went on for two or three pages and they were difficult for me to read. There were also a lot of pointless scenes thrown in for no reason. They were boring and distracting. This book was just a complete waste of my time and money.