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Louise de La Valliere written by Alexandre Dumas performed by Simon Vance on MP3 CD (Unabridged)

Louise de La Valliere written by Alexandre Dumas performed by Simon Vance on MP3 CD (Unabridged)£39.99

As part of the d'Artagnan Romances following The Three Musketeers and Twenty Years After, and devoted in large part to romantic events at the court of France's King Louis XIV, Louise de La Valliere is the second part of Alexandre Dumas's 268 chapter novel The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later, which...

Best of Alexandre Dumas written by Alexandre Dumas performed by Jonathan Hyde and Tim Pigott-Smith on CD (Unabridged)

Best of Alexandre Dumas written by Alexandre Dumas performed by Jonathan Hyde and Tim Pigott-Smith on CD (Unabridged)
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ISBN:  9781904605812
Genre - Main:  Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Classic World
Duration:  300 mins
Length:  Abridged
Author:  Alexandre Dumas
Performer 1:  Jonathan Hyde
Performer 2:  Tim Pigott-Smith

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A Genius Performance by Tim Pigott-Smith!

This set includes:

The Count of Monte-Cristo - Read by Tim Pigott-Smith

The story of Edmund Dantes, self-styled Count of Monte Cristo, is told with consummate skill. The victim of a miscarriage of justice, Dantes is fired by a desire for retribution and empowered by a stroke of providence. In his campaign of vengeance, he becomes an anonymous agent of fate. The sensational narrative of intrigue, betrayal, escape, and triumphant revenge moves at a cracking pace. Dumas' novel presents a powerful conflict between good and evil embodied in an epic saga of rich diversity that is complicated by the hero's ultimate discomfort with the hubristic implication of his own actions.

The Three Musketeers - Read by Jonathan Hyde

Set in the 17th century, it recounts the adventures of a young man named d'Artagnan after he leaves home to travel to Paris, to join the Musketeers of the Guard. D'Artagnan is not one of the musketeers of the title; those being his friends Athos, Porthos and Aramis, inseparable friends who live by the motto "all for one, one for all", a motto which is first put forth by d'Artagnan. In genre, The Three Musketeers is primarily a historical novel and adventure. However Dumas also frequently works into the plot various injustices, abuses and absurdities of the ancien regime, giving the novel an additional political aspect at a time when the debate in France between republicans and monarchists was still fierce.

 

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