Louise de La Valliere
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Louise de La Valliere by Alexandre Dumas
Book DescriptionLouise de la Balliere is the middle section of The Vicomte de Bragelonne or, Ten Years After. Against a tender love story, Dumas continues the suspense which began with The Vicomte de Bragelonne and will end with The Man in the Iron Mask. It is early summer, 1661, and the royal court of France is in turmoil. Can it be true that the King is in love with the Duchess d'Orleans? Or has his eye been caught by the sweet and gentle Louise de la Valliere? No one is more anxious to know the answer than Raoul, son of Athos, who loves Louise more than life itself. Behind the scenes, dark intrigues are afoot. Louis XIV is intent on making himself absolute master of France. Imminent crisis shakes the now aging Musketeers and d'Artagnan out of their complacent retirement, but is the cause just? This new edition of the classic English translation of 1857 is richly annotated and sets Dumas's invigorating tale in its historical and cultural context. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199538454
(197mm x 129mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 29-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alexandre Dumas
Black Tulip, Paperback (August 2017)
Set in 17th-century Holland, this historical novel forms a timeless political allegory in which the cultivation of a rare flower represents the triumph of justice, tolerance, and love over greed and jealousy.
Count of Monte Cristo, Hardback (February 2017)
Set in the years following the defeat-mot Napoleon in 1815, The Count of Monte Cristo held Europe in thrall when it was first serialised in 1844. This edition features the complete unabridged text of Alexandre Dumas' masterpiece, a novel of action and adventure that continues to thrill readers more than a century and a half after it was written.
Red Sphinx, Hardback (January 2017)
For the first time in English in over a century, a new translation of the forgotten sequel to Dumas's The Three Musketeers.
Three Musketeers, Hardback (July 2016)» View all books by Alexandre Dumas
Dumas's classic adventure tale of D'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis.
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Author Biography - Alexandre Dumas
David Coward is Professor of French at the University of Leeds. He has edited all OUP's Dumas titles and is the translator of Maupassant: Mademoiselle Fifi and A Day in the Country.
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