The Knight of Maison-Rouge: A Novel of Marie Antoinette

By Alexandre Dumas père

A significant new translation of a forgotten classic

Paris, 1793, the onset of the phobia. courageous Republican Maurice rescues a mys-terious and lovely girl from an indignant mob and is unknowingly drawn right into a mystery Royalist plot—a plot revolving round the imprisoned Queen of France, Marie Antoinette, and her enigmatic and fearless champion, the Knight of Maison-Rouge.

Full of unusual twists, breakneck event, conspiracies, swordplay, romance, and heroism, The Knight of Maison-Rouge is a thrilling story of selflessness, love, and honor below the shadow of the guillotine. Dumas here's on the very top of his powers, and with this primary and purely glossy translation, readers can once more experience with the Knight of Maison-Rouge.

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Remain with reference to me, madame,” acknowledged Dixmer. “And once I’ve struck Gilbert, cross in. ” “I’m prepared. ” Dixmer then gripped his huge, immense dagger in his correct hand and, along with his left, knocked at the door. forty four THE arrangements OF THE KNIGHT OF MAISON-ROUGE whereas the scene simply defined used to be occurring on the door of the Queen’s criminal phone, or relatively of the outer part occupied through the 2 gendarmes, different arrangements have been forging forward at the contrary aspect of the cellphone, out within the Women’s Courtyard.

She definitely received to Barnave,14 in the event you think what you listen. ” “However which may be, the Knight should have informers contained in the Temple itself. ” “That’s attainable: Love breaks bars And laughs at locks. ” “Lorin! ” “Right. ” “So, you go together with that like every body else? ” “Why no longer? ” “Because, based on your count number, the Queen must have had 2 hundred males pining after her. ” “Two hundred, 300, 400. She’s attractive adequate. I’m now not announcing she’s been in love with them, yet they’ve definitely been in love together with her.

Common Hanriot, he of the purple, white, and blue panache, the fats squat horse, and the good sword, strode into the dungeon the place the royal child languished, through a number of nationwide Guards. by way of the general’s aspect was once a mean-looking clerk of the court docket, built with a writing case and a roll of paper and being affected by an extravagantly lengthy quill. at the back of the scribe got here the general public prosecutor. We’ve already met the fellow and this isn't the final we’ll see of the dry, jaundiced, and chilling previous stick, whose bloodshot eyes used to reason even the ferocious Santerre himself to quake in his boots.

Cried Maurice. “Witty buddies are the sort of discomfort within the neck. wander away or I’ll heap curses upon you, you and your goddess. …” “Heap away. …” Maurice raised his hand to carry a curse while he used to be interrupted by way of his officieux, who entered at that second protecting a letter for the citizen, his brother. “Citizen Agesilaus,” acknowledged Lorin, “you come at a foul time; your grasp was once approximately to get pleasure from a second of glory. ” Maurice dropped his hand and reached out nonchalantly for the letter. yet on the mere contact he shuddered; avidly bringing it towards his eyes, he wolfed the writing and the seal with a look and, going light all of the whereas as if he have been approximately to be in poor health, he broke the seal.

Maurice requested. “Here, during this very room. ” “Very good. And your daughter didn’t ask to determine the Austrian girl? ” “No. ” “She didn’t move into her room? ” “No. ” “While you have been chatting with your daughter, not anyone got here out of the prisoners’ room? ” “How do i do know? i used to be taking a look at my daughter—I hadn’t noticeable her for 3 months in the end. ” “Think conscientiously. ” “Ah, definite! I take into account now, i feel. ” “What? ” “The woman got here out. ” “Marie Thérèse, the Queen’s daughter? ” “Yes. ” “Did she converse for your daughter?

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