La Reine Margot (Oxford World’s Classics)

La Reine Margot (Oxford World’s Classics)

Alexandre Dumas / Feb 19, 2020

La Reine Margot Oxford World s Classics strong Dear sister said Charles IX there is blood on your sleeve And what consequence is that Sire said Marguerite if I have a smile upon my lips Saint Bartholomew s Day Paris is awash with t

  • Title: La Reine Margot (Oxford World’s Classics)
  • Author: Alexandre Dumas
  • ISBN: 0199538441
  • Page: 329
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  • strong Dear sister said Charles IX, there is blood on your sleeve And what consequence is that, Sire, said Marguerite, if I have a smile upon my lips Saint Bartholomew s Day 1572 Paris is awash with the blood of Huguenots slaughtered by order of Charles IX Or perhaps of Catherine de Medicis, one of history s great monsters Or the ambitious Duke de Guise Or the Duke d Anjou, soon to be the reluctant King of Poland The answer will be found in the secret passageways of the Louvre and the torture chamber of the fortress of Vincennes It takes an iron nerve and a cool head to survive Young Henry of Navarre has both in abundance, but he has he has his Queen, the beautiful, cultured Margot Staking all on love and losing, she remains defiant in defeat La Reine Margot 1845 is a novel of suspense and drama which recreates the violent world of intrigue, murder and duplicity of the French Renaissance Dumas fills his canvas with a gallery of unforgettable characters, unremitting action and the engaging generosity of spirit which has made him one of the world s greatest and best loved story tellers This revised edition of the classic translation of 1846 is richly annotated An introduction sets Dumas and his work in their literary, 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 .

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    1. El libro es más pequeño de lo que pensaba pero está genial para iniciarse en la lectura en francés. Muy recomendable.

    2. Obra de Dumas llena de intrigas con personajes muy vivos. La edición (notas y pequeño estudio final, la introducción del académico no es muy buena) permite darse cuenta de lo que Dumas respeta pero también inventa y añade a la historia, lo que nos da una buena visión de su trabajo de historiador y de autor.

    3. It's 1572 and in an effort to ease tensions between the Catholics and the Huguenots Henry III King of Navarre is married to Marguerite de Valois (Margot). Shortly after the marriage the Huguenots are slaughtered at the order of Charles IX and his mother Catherine de Medicis on Saint Bartholomew's Day. Catherine is also bent on destroying Henry as her astrologer has foretold that her three sons will die and Henry of Navarre will rule France through the Bourbon line. Margot's dashing lover La Mole [...]

    4. The infamous Saint Bartholomew Day Massacre is the historical backdrop for this wonderful story of love and death. Before I say more let me give a suggestion for obtaining an understanding of the character list which can be confusing to the reader. Even before starting the book, it is a good time to familiarize yourself with the four of ten children of Henry II and Catherine de Medici protrayed in the book. There are several Henrys Charles etc and you may get frustrated unless you iron it out [...]

    5. First of all, the Kindle French-language edition seems okay at first glance: the French accents are correctly placed, which is not true of the French accents in Christie's MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYD. There it's a minor annoyance because there's little French in the book; here it would be devastating, but the French seems perfect.Dumas fans know that he wrote four great books OR SERIES: The Count of Monte Cristo, a stand-alone; The Three Musketeers series, of which Twenty Years After is actually the [...]

    6. Absolutely love this book. I am a huge fan of classic literature and Alexander Dumas is a staple in my library. I had read this novel in a different language and was eager to get a hold of an English copy. I'm glad I did. Excellent read!

    7. The story of St. Bartholomew's Night massacre, the rift between Hugenots and Catholics, and the accession of France's greatest king, told as only Dumas can tell it.

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