The Camelia-lady

E.J. Hincken
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E.J. Hincken
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Dec 31, 1857
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249
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For the first time in English in over a century, a new translation of the forgotten sequel to Dumas’s The Three Musketeers, continuing the dramatic tale of Cardinal Richelieu and his implacable enemies. In 1844, Alexandre Dumas published The Three Musketeers, a novel so famous and still so popular today that it scarcely needs introduction. Shortly thereafter he wrote a sequel, Twenty Years After, that resumed the adventures of his swashbuckling heroes.

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Dumas wrote seventy-five chapters of The Red Sphinx, all for serial publication, but he never quite finished it, and so the novel languished for almost a century before its first book publication in France in 1946. While Dumas never completed the book, he had earlier written a separate novella, The Dove, that recounted the final adventures of Moret and Cardinal Richelieu.

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CONTENTS:

The d’Artagnan Romances
Cycle des Valois
Cycle Memoires d’un Medecin

The Novels
ACTÉ
CAPTAIN PAUL
CAPTAIN PAMPHILE
OTHO THE ARCHER
THE FENCING MASTER
THE CONSPIRATORS
GEORGES
AMAURY
THE THREE MUSKETEERS
TWENTY YEARS AFTER
THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO
THE REGENT’S DAUGHTER
MARGUERITE DE VALOIS
THE CORSICAN BROTHERS
THE CHEVALIER OF MAISON-ROUGE
THE MARRIAGES OF PÈRE OLIFUS
CHICOT THE JESTER
JOSEPH BALSAMO
THE FORTY-FIVE GUARDSMEN
THE VICOMTE DE BRAGELONNE
THE QUEEN’S NECKLACE
THE BLACK TULIP
THE MOUTH OF HELL
ANGE PITOU
THE COMTESSE DE CHARNY
CATHERINE BLUM
THE COMPANIONS OF JEHU
THE WOLF LEADER
JANE
CROP-EARED JACQUOT
THE BALL OF SNOW
THE NEAPOLITAN LOVERS
ROBIN HOOD THE OUTLAW
THE SON OF MONTE-CRISTO by Jules Lermina

The Short Stories
MONSIEUR DE CHAUVELIN’S WILL
SOLANGE
DELAPORTE’S LITTLE PRESENTS

The Non-Fiction
CELEBRATED CRIMES
THE JUNO
THE SCOURGE OF NAPLES
PRUSSIAN TERROR

The Criticism
Extract from ‘MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS’ by Robert Louis Stevenson
Extract from ‘LETTERS TO DEAD AUTHORS’ by Andrew Lang
Extract from ‘ESSAYS IN LITTLE’ by Andrew Lang
Extract from ‘VIEWS AND REVIEWS’ by W. E. Henley

The Biography
DUMAS’ PARIS by Francis Miltoun

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