The Red Sphinx

Alexandre Dumas (Author)
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Description

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. Later, toward the end of his career, Dumas wrote The Red Sphinx, another direct sequel to The Three Musketeers that begins a mere twenty days afterward. Picking up right where the The Three Musketeers left off, The Red Sphinx continues the stories of Cardinal Richelieu, Queen Anne, and King Louis XIII--and introduces a charming new hero, the Comte de Moret, a real historical figure from the period. Dumas wrote seventy-five chapters of The Red Sphinx, but never quite finished it and the novel languished for almost a century. While Dumas never completed the book, he had earlier written a separate novella, The Dove, that recounts the final adventures of Moret and Cardinal Richelieu.Now for the first time in one cohesive narrative, The Red Sphinx and The Dove make a complete and satisfying storyline--a rip-roaring novel of historical adventure, heretofore unknown to English-language readers, by the great Alexandre Dumas, king of the swashbucklers.

Product Details

Price
$18.95  $17.43
Publisher
Pegasus Books
Publish Date
January 02, 2018
Pages
832
Dimensions
6.0 X 2.2 X 8.9 inches | 1.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781681776156

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About the Author

One of the most famous French writers of the nineteenth century, Alexandre Dumas (1902-1870) is best remembered for his novels The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo, and The Man in the Iron Mask. These books have sold millions of copies worldwide.

Reviews

Dumas's trademark gifts at crafting engaging historical romances are amply in evidence in this lengthy yet fast-paced volume. Ellsworth's translation captures a complete narrative. A very entertaining epic.
There is swash and buckle aplenty, and even plumage if that's what does it for you. And it is great fun.
The Red Sphinx sparkles and shines in a new translation. Races along with pointed humor and broad quips. Fun permeates this big book. The rest of 2017's fiction will have to look sharp: An old master has just set the bar very, very high.
The Red Sphinx is wonderful. There's plot and counter-plot, duels, passion, murder, romance, disguises, poets and assassins. Readable and compelling.
The Red Sphinx is a vivid and beautifully-crafted story dense with colorful characters and an irresistible charm.--Tony Cliff, author of the 'New York Times' bestselling "Delilah Dirk" graphic novels