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Taking the Bastile (The Marie Antoinette Romances #3)

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1902. Illustrated with drawings on wood by eminent French and American artists. Dumas, French novelist and playwright, is now primarily recognized for his historical novels, which include the ever popular Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo. The novel begins: On the borders of Picardy and the province of Soissons, and on that part of the national territory ...more
Paperback, 628 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1851)
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Hajar Ibrahim
Aug 10, 2012 Hajar Ibrahim rated it it was amazing

الشيء الغريب في الروايه .. ان عدد صفحاتها باللغه الانجلزيه صفحه بينما باللغه العربيه فقط صفحه
الا ان كل صفحه كانت بمثابه مئه صفحه من سرعه تسلسل الاحداث وعدم الاسهاب بتفصيلها فقط بايجاز شرح الموقف.. مع ذلك الكاتب كان ذكي والمترجم اذكى منه يصف الموقف وكانك موجود معهم
روايه تتكلم عن الثوره الفرنسيه و سقوط الباستيل و عن سقوط حكم الملكيه في فرنسا .. الا انها كانت روايه تاريخه جميله وحكيمه الى ابعد حد
ساكرر قرأتها بوقت اخر ان شاءالله ..
Aug 20, 2008 Misfit rated it it was amazing
"I have no longer a horror of others - I fear I may resemble them" And -- "There are moments when the destiny of a whole nation is being weighed in the scales of Fate. One of them weighs down the other. Everyone already thinks he has attained the proposed end. Suddenly some invisible hand lets fall into the other scale the blade of a poniard or a pistol-ball. Then all changes, and one only cry is heard, Woe to the vanquished!"

Wow. It was paragraphs like that that just knocked my socks off. I al
Feb 25, 2014 Ahmed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
 وانا صغير اكتشفت هذه الروايه فى مكتبة أبى
فكانت من اول الروايات التى قرأتها فى حياتى
بعد رائعتين فيكتور هوجو وتشارلز ديكنز البؤساء وأوليفر تويست
من الروايات التى كان لها اثر كبير فى اثارة اهتمامى للقراءه

Czarny Pies
Mar 15, 2016 Czarny Pies rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Personne. Il y a beaucoup de meilleures oeuvres dans le catalogue de Dumas.
Recommended to Czarny by: Umberto Eco
Shelves: french-lit
Ange Pitou qui est le troisiéme volet de la série "Mémoires d'un médecin est un ouvrage essentiellement inachevée. Dumas explique le tout dans la préface de la Comtesse de Charny qui clôt la série.
On commence à publier Ange Pitou pendant la Deuxième République (1842-1852). La situation politique est très tendue. La classe politique se met a croire que les romans-feuilletons incitent le peuple à la sédition. L'Assemblée francaise impose des taxes séveres aux journaux qui publient des feuilletons
Vicky Bernard
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Aug 03, 2012 Yves rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Encore une fois, Alexandre Dumas nous a sorti un autre grand cru avec le roman Ange Pitou. Ce roman se passe en grande partie lors de la prise de la Bastille et des mois qui ont suivi. C'est le début de la fin pour la monarchie. Marie-Antoinette, que l'on avait apprécié dans les tomes précédents est maintenant devenue très désagréable et détestable. Elle devient tout au cours du roman une des principale raison de la chute du roi par son attitude et son manque de clairvoyance.

J'ai beaucoup aimé l
Justin Rose
Jan 23, 2016 Justin Rose rated it it was amazing
I wonder if J.J. Abrams and his co-writers read Taking the Bastile as they wrote The Force Awakens? The most vivid parallel between the two is the introduction of the king and queen of France. Just like the Star Wars fan is waiting for Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette are not personally part of the story until toward the end. In the same way tears filled my eyes when Princess Leia was introduced in The Force Awakens, so too when Marie Antoinette appears:

Suddenly t
جليس  الكتاب
Sep 11, 2012 جليس الكتاب rated it really liked it
Shelves: روايات
قرأت النسخة العربية التي تقع في صفحة تقريبا على الرغم من أن النسخة الإنجليزية تربو على صفحة. وكذلك، ليس من عادة ألكسندر دوماس أن يكتب كتابا ذو صفحات قليلة وهو المعروف بأنه يتقاضى مبلغا ماليا على كتبه بالكلمة! بحثت عن نسخة مجانية بالإنجليزية عن طريق موقع غوتنبيرغ ولم أهتدِ لواحدة. فعلي أن أجد نسخة ورقية من إحدى المكتبات. الرواية رائعة لكن عابها الاختزال.
رابط النسخة بالإنجليزية.

Oct 29, 2012 Samer rated it it was amazing
An excellent read, a story about the french revolution, and the taking of the bastile, what the people did and how the palace reacted. Events are fast and converstions are enjoyable. Love it.
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This note regards Alexandre Dumas, père, the father of Alexandre Dumas, fils (son). For the son, see Alexandre Dumas.

Alexandre Dumas, père (French for "father", akin to Senior in English), born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie, was a French writer, best known for his numerous historical novels of high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of his no
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