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The Countess de Charny (The Marie Antoinette Romances #4)

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This swashbuckling yarn is the continuation of the story in "Memoirs of a physician," "The Queen's necklace," and "Six Years Later."
Paperback, 512 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Classic Books Library (first published 1853)
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Feb 20, 2011 Sara rated it it was amazing
Alexandre Dumas is my 2nd favorite author of all time - I can't put his books down - they are too much fun!
Sep 20, 2016 Frank rated it really liked it
I love Alexandre Dumas for his almost intimate knowledge of history, and his ability to make you intimate with it as well. He brings historical figures to life, as people. This is the story of the royal family in the last days of the monarchy of France and the struggles of the people on every side, and more than their historical struggle, their personal struggles as well.
Jan 03, 2013 Yves rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ce dernier tome du cycle des Mémoires d'un Médecin sert de conclusion à la saga. C'est la fin du règne de Louis XVI et le début de la république. C'est aussi dans ce livre que l'on apprend le destin tragique de beaucoup des personnages du livre.

La Comtesse de Charny est beaucoup plus dans l'historique que de la fiction. Je dois avouer que j'en ai beaucoup appris sur la révolution française et les débuts de la Terreur grâce à ce roman de Dumas. J'en ai beaucoup appris surtout sur Marie-Antoinette
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This 505 page book was way too long. It could easily be cut down by one half imo. It was a real slog to get through, but with approx. 1,500 pages read in books 1-3, which were much more enjoyable, I kept waiting for Dumas's exciting writing to appear. It didn't.

Looking forward to finishing this series next month with book 5 The Knight of Maison-Rouge.

The publisher of this 2006 edition, "Waking Lion Press, an imprint of The Emporium", released this
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Mar 03, 2016 Czarny Pies rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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La comtesse de Charny est le quatrième roman du cycle des "Mémoires d'un médécin." Hélas cette série qui n'atteint nulle des sommets d'excellence finit en queue de poisson avec cette oeuvre très ratée.

La structure de la Comtesse de Charny n'est pas basée sur l'intrigue du protagoniste. Plutot, le roman offre un récit détaillée de tous les événéments de la Révolution francaise entre le 5 octobre 1789 (la journée de la révolte du peuple de Pies) et le 21 janvier 1793 (la jounée de l'exécution de L
Feb 03, 2014 Rosia_lady rated it it was ok
I don't like this book, it it to long, 2 volumes with 600 pages each other. It was very boring, I couldn't finished it. I feel so disapointed, because Dumas books are awesome but this book was so painful to read. So I said to myself if I don't like a book I can't read it until the end, so I have to start a new one that speaks to me.

Ok, the plot was good , but the author insisted to much on details, pages of details . This book have some parts that are very hard to read, those parts are like hic
Nov 06, 2011 Olivierco rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, in-french
As it is often the case for Dumas' novels, most versions referenced on Goodreads are abridged versions.
This novel covers the French Revolution until the dead of Louis XVI. Many pages are devoted to the description (with some minor inaccuracies though) of historical facts, leaving little place to the novel itself.
Lady Grey
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So loooong, it would be a could story, if some parts would be missing. I feeled like I were reading a school book about history. Too much of characters. And I don understnad the title, it wasn't mainly about her.
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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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The Marie Antoinette Romances (5 books)
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