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The Regent's Daughter

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Alexandre Dumas, père (French for "father", akin to Senior in English), born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie (1802-1870) 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 novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo (1845), The Three Musketeers (1844), an ...more
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Published (first published January 1st 1893)
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Perry Whitford
Chevalier Gaston de Chanley loves Helene de Chaverny, raised in a convent as an orphan but in reality the daughter of somebody very highly placed in early 18th century France. They long to be married, but Gaston has sworn an oath to a cabal of plotting Bretons to murder their enemy, the prince regent Philippe Duc D'Orleans.

This is a historical romance very much in the vein of Sir Walter Scott, so I am sure you can guess the crux of the plot from there. Based on the Pontcelec conspiracy of 1719,
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C.j.
Dumas goes for wrecking good fun: intrigue, blood, romance. He sets the stage and has the entire cast scheming, and one even comes to like the rather mealy regent himself, slightly strung on puppet strings by the nefarious "abbe'" and counseler -- quite a Jafar, no doubt Disney pilfered the type -- and then? Oy.

Read the entire thing up to the final five pages, and then quietly set the book aside. Imagine your own end. Because Dumas has a bloody obsession with the tragic, and iron-fists such endi
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Elizabeth Alger
I took ages with this book though it's only a slim volume. It didn't really hold my attention - the heroine is vapid and the hero is plain stupid. Oh, that ridiculous, entirely masculine, notion of 'honour'! How is it 'honourable' to keep an oath, even when it involves committing a sin, when it's ill-informed, when it destroys one's own life and the lives of others (inc a few poor horses)? Gaston is a short-sighted, dim-witted fool. However, I did enjoy the complex relationship between the regen ...more
Elizabeth
This is an awesome book!Hard to get hold of, but definately worth it.
Sara
Another brilliant Alexandre Dumas historical romance!
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Nov 13, 2007 Bahare rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
It was amazing!
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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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