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Read The Three Musketeers UGH Last great novel this is not This is billed as the adventures of the Count Sainte Hermine et of the first 275 pages we have probably 10 pages TOTAL that deal with the Count Sainte Hermine s story There is SO much back story and SO many tangents that any hope of a plot has long since crumbled The point where he s #Describing A Random Guy S Adventures In The Wilderness Of #a random guy s adventures in the wilderness of in a novel set in Napoleonic France was when I threw in the towel I m pretty sure it picks up the plot of Sainter Hermine at the beginning of Part II but that s not until page 343 and I just can t ou guys I just can tSo as much as I love Dumas and I have throughly enjoyed his other works this one is just not happening for me Maybe I ll reread Count of Monte Cristo to make myself feel better A lost masterpiece Not for me The freuent disruption to narrative thrust noted by another reviewer eventually became too much I gave upon page 421 Dumas strengths are undeniably there but payment by uantity undermines him When Napoleon goes to hear a performance of The Creation most of a page is given to a biography of Haydn when St Hermine arrives in St Malo a whole chapter relates the port s history when his ship arrives at Mauritius the narrative stalls again for another chapter of history And St Hermine himself disappears from the story for well over a hundred pages This is not The Count of Monte Cristo or the three musketeers rediscovered what dumas needed was Three Musketeers rediscovered What Dumas needed was a generous paymaster but a ruthless editor I love Dumas books Lots of history with engaging fictional characters woven in to bring the stories to life I would say that Sainte Hermine is a blend of d Artagnan and Edmund Dantes I was sad to discover that Dumas did not finish writing this book but was very glad that he wrote a letter which is included in the front of the book that uickly tells what his intentions for the end of the book were If ou do not want to spoil the ending wait to read the letter until after La Chanson de Jerusalem you have finished reading the bookI give this book 4 out of 5 because of a couple of parts that are all history and get a little long and boring Whileou learn a lot from them they take Biomedical Informatics you away from the story for too long at one time in my opinion Overall though it was a good read Awesome I wanna read it againthe longer version of course In the future Maybe Heartbreaking ending as the novel was unfinished by Dumas before he died All of the romantic elements are there and the voyage is one of Dumas greatest asou walk along side with Napoleon Nelson into the raw jungles of Burma and wait ever patiently for true love to be validated as was fore told by the fortune teller et it is not we are left hangingThe Count Sainte Hermine embodies all of the heroic elements that makes Dumas men so grand and larger than life He reinforces the humble beautiful elouent man to whom honor and integrity are the code to which one binds his lifeSwooningDoren. His numerous enormously popular novels has long been absent one vital richly historical era the Age of Napoleon But no longer Now dynamically in a tale of family honor and undying vengeance of high adventure and heroic derring do The Last Cavalier fills that .



He literary find of the ear #IF NOT THE DECADE AND MAYBE #not the decade and maybe 20th centuryDumas who wrote voluminously wrote his novel serially that is in installments being paid by the line He cleverly had written into his contracts that he reserved the right to edit those installments into individual novels which were best sellers in their dayDumas died however before his final novel was finished and hence never being edited and published separately was forgotten Dumas was by the time of his death past his prime and the French reading public tended to modern styles and themesClaude Schoop the preeminent Dumas scholar re discovered this final novel in 1990 spending the next dozen or so ears reconstructing the episodes through published installments drafts and lettersThis sprawling novel is incomplete and certainly hardly the best or most memorable of Dumas worksThe published that agreed to publish the work in 2005 only printed 2000 copies thinking it would only be a curiosity But it became a literary sensation with 60000 printed marking an unexpected revival in interest in Dumas in France I ve enjoyed all the other Dumas novels I ve read so far and this was no exception I couldn t put it down and read it in three days The characters are wonderful the men are honourable and the women are feminine things we ve almost lost in today s culture and it was an inspiring read There was a sense of respect almost lost in today s culture and it was an inspiring read There was a sense of respect honour even between enemies and it was refreshing to see them do the right thing even if it meant personal loss Dumas adds a lot of historical background information about the people and places he describes which I found very interesting but some people want to skip those chapters Overall it was a wonderful and exciting book that I d highly recommend to anyone Audiobook Final unfinished novel Third in a trilogy revolving around Napoleon s rise to power the schemes surrounding both his supporters and those opposing him I read all three novels in this trilogy This book is my favorite as it includes history of Nelson IndiaBurma and Italy The disappointment is Dumas death before he finished However reading the Introduction after reading the novel there is wonderful reconstruction of what happens to the title character and educated guesses of what Dumas intended This translation is smooth and readable I listened This is one of those books that when ou first pick it upit s so heavy Minibeasts Under a Stone you may drop it Knowing what a great author Dumas was after reading The Count of Monte Cristo I knew that I wouldn t be disappointed There are so many characters in this spun novel thatou would think H灰とダイヤモンド 2 [Haito Diamond 2] you would get lost in all the detailsbut it couldn t be any further from the truth These characters were so real so awesome that I simply didn t want the story to end When I turned to the last page I was so disappointed that I had nothing else to read By far one of my favorite books Dumas is amazing and there are very few authors that compare I m off to. E Dumas lost for 125ears in the archives of the National Library in Paris completes the oeuvre that Dumas imagined at the outset of his literary career Indeed the story of France from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century as Dumas vibrantly retold it in. A Dumas novel no one new existed What a find this must have been to discover an unknown work of Dumas hidden away in the Library of Paris As the novel opens it is the dawn of the 19th century and Napoleon rules as First Consul not et having being having been crowned Emperor and the Royalist forces are still battling to restore the crown Our hero Hector the Count Sainte Hermine has seen his father and two older brothers nobly die for the Royalist cause During a brief truce Hector hopes to set all battles aside and declares for his true love Claire de Sourdis However just before the marriage contract is signed Hector is called back to the Royalist forces and is eventually imprisoned #AND FORGOTTEN FOR THREE YEARS WHEN #forgotten for three ears When is remembered and released Hector is stripped of his title and must serve in either army or navy as a mere enlisted man an insult for one of his class Hector signs on as a Corsair instead of the regular Navy and the adventure begins Bereft of his lost love and his family fallen before him Hector s only wish is to live life to the fullest and if he must to die as nobly as his father and brothers did Problem is no matter how if he must to die as nobly as his father and brothers did Problem is no matter how he tries he never succeeds Thus begins battles at sea a fight to the death with a shark hunting tigers and crocodiles and a close call with a python as Hector carries off every situation with dignity charm and lan If this book hadn t been unknown until two ears ago I d swear that Hector was the model for our present day super heroes Swooning female Out come the smelling salts and from his bat belt It was so over the top and campy at times but jolly good fun No I m not giving away the whole story actually the first half of the book has very little to do with Hector and very much to do with Napoleon at the start of his reign those who read the book jacket and expect it all to be about Hector and his heroics will be sorely disappointed There is much politics intrigue and battles about Europe About half way through Hector comes back into the story and things cooked along for most of the rest of the book until the last 100 pages or so and then dragged down again I m not huge on battle scenes so those were slow for me also particularly the intricate details of the battle of Trafalgar I confess to skipping a few pages there Readers should be advised that this recently discovered novel was never finished and we ll never know where he planned to take the story in the end There are many chapters of what appear to be needless characters history and scenes but not knowing how Dumas "planned to complete the story how are we to judge I recall "to complete the story how are we to judge I recall The Count of Monte Cristo Penguin Classicsand so many chapters that went off into another direction until the end where he pulled all the threads together in the end and perhaps that is what Dumas planned with The Last Cavalier as well We ll never know The discovery of this lost final novel by Alexandre Dumas pere certainly had to be Selected as a Top Ten Book of the Year by The Washington Post the newly discovered last novel by the author of The Three Musketeers Rousing big spirited its action sweeping across oceans and continents its hero gloriously indomitable the last novel of Alexandr. ,

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