The Vicomte de Bragelonne

The Vicomte de Bragelonne

by Alexandre Dumas

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Overview

It is now 1660, and although promised the captaincy of the musketeers at the close of Twenty Years After, D'Artagnan is still trailing his sword in the Louvre as a lowly lieutenant. Louis XIV is well past the age where he should rule, but the ailing Cardinal Mazarin refuses to relinquish the reins of power. Meanwhile, Charles II, a king without a country, travels Europe seeking aid from his fellow monarchs. Athos still resides at La Fère while his son, Raoul de Bragelonne, has entered into the service in the household of M. le Prince. As for Raoul, he has his eyes on an entirely different object than his father - his childhood companion, Louise de la Vallière, with whom he is hopelessly in love. Porthos, now a baron, is off on some mysterious mission along with Aramis, who is now the Bishop of Vannes.Alexandre Dumas (Père) was a French writer, best known for his numerous 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, and The Man in the Iron Mask were serialized, and he also wrote plays and magazine articles and was a prolific correspondent. In 1829 his first solo play, Henry III and his Court, was produced, meeting with great public acclaim and after writing many successful plays, he turned his efforts to novels.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783734059988
Publisher: Outlook Verlag
Publication date: 09/27/2019
Pages: 742
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 1.63(d)

About the Author

Alexandre Dumas (1802 - 1870) was a French writer. His works have been translated into nearly 100 languages and he is one of the most widely read French authors. Many of his historical novels of high adventure were originally published as serials, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After and The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later. His novels have been adapted since the early twentieth century for nearly 200 films. Dumas' last novel, The Knight of Sainte-Hermine, unfinished at his death, was completed by a scholar and published in 2005, becoming a bestseller. It was published in English in 2008 as The Last Cavalier. Prolific in several genres, Dumas began his career by writing plays, which were successfully produced from the first. He also wrote numerous magazine articles and travel books; his published works totaled 100,000 pages.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii(16)
Select Bibliography xxiii(2)
A Chronology of Alexandre Dumas xxv
THE VICOMTE DE BRAGELONNE
1(658)
List of Historical Characters 659(17)
Explanatory Notes 676

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The Vicomte de Bragelonne 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
jfb More than 1 year ago
I was really interested in reading this, but it just ended up dissapointing me. I really enjoyed The Three Musketeers, but this book was nothing like it. None of the musketeers are even together; they're all on their own seperate missions, traveling from place to place. Their missions are pretty dry and uninteresting as well. In scenes where Dumas could have had swash-buckling sword fights or action scenes, he simply decides for the characters to make peace and do nothing. The part that irritated me the most was that the plot went absolutely no where! When specific characters were going on missions, Dumas makes it seem like there just going to work in the morning, with no clear goal other than to get done with as little action as possible. There are no real objective or climactic scenes. It's just dull.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like the style of Dumas or have read and enjoyed any of the other Dumas books then this is a book just for you. It's a great book but I must warn you that it's a long one because if you read this be ready to read the two other sequels as well. I recommend that you read Three Musketeers and twenty years after before reading this one. This is the beginning of the last adventure of the musketeers and the most suprising one. With it's theme of friendship, love, intrigue, the palace and the life of our musketeers this novel is a masterpiece. Just be patient at the beginning and you'll really enjoy the rest of the 3 books. You'll love it... !
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading The Vicomte de Bragelonne because it fulfilled my expectations about the adventures of The Three Musketeers later on in their lives. With it's outstanding plot, action and intrigue, The Vicomte de Bragelonne makes a great book to read if you want to find out more about The Three Musketeers and their further adventures.
Clurb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Whilst D'Artagnan and Athos embroil themselves in the restoration of the English monarchy, Aramis and Porthos have their own secrets to keep, and Raoul is becoming well-known at court. Not as action-packed as the preceding Musketeers books but it sets up some intriguing plot lines for the next two volumes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Iron man 3 is the best
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You must have read the three musketteers and twenty years after for this to make an inkling if sense. ALEXANDRE DUMAS RULES!!!! LONG LIVE THE MUSKETEERS!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL!!!!
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After reading and enjoying "The Three Musketeers" and "Twenty Years After" I picked up this one expecting to read another wonderful story about Athos, Porthos, Aramis, and D'Artagnan. Well, with the exception of "The Man in the Iron Mask", I can't recall ever being more disappointed with a book than I was with this one. First of all, the book has very little to do with the four musketeers. So if you want to read it for the characters, you will be greatly disappointed. Aramis and Porthos are hardly in this book. They don't even appear in it at all until nearly 500 pages into it. (The book has about 650 pages.) And then they pretty much have a "Blink and you'll miss them" type of appearance. Athos is in it a fairly good bit during the first half, but he is absent for most of the second half. D'Artagnan's appearance in the book is decent especially when compared to that of the others. Then there's the fact that the book has no plot. It consisted mostly of pointless scenes that had absolutely nothing to do with the stories that developed in "Louise de la Valliere" and "The Man in the Iron Mask". Basically, Dumas kept starting stories and then abruptly ending them which made the book a very confusing and tedious read to me. I kept reading this book and the next two hoping that the purpose of these stories would be explained to me but they never were.