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Alexandre Dumas
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Memoirs of a Physician (The Marie Antoinette Romances #1, part 2 of 2)

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An unexpected detour from the standard novel of intrigue, Memoirs of a Physician is the first in a series of Marie Antoinette romances, which reveal the sinister events that led to the French Revolution. Memoirs of a Physician exudes suspense, humor, romance, longing to be, & the becoming itself--all of the qualities that place Dumas' novels among the greatest works of ...more
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Aug 20, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Memoirs of a Physician begins where Joseph Balsamo left off as all Paris panics after a fireworks display goes awry and Andrée is almost crushed to death beneath the mob. Andrée's brother Phillip desperately searches for her and is feared dead - until she is returned unharmed to her family by the mysterious Balsamo. Lower born Gilbert is still madly in love with Andrée and he follows her (working as a gardener) when she is taken into service by Marie Antoinette. Madame DuBarry continues her sche ...more
Feb 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Alexandre Dumas is one of my favorite authors. I can't out his books down - they are fun and keep you on the edge of your seat, plus the time period they are all set in in my favorite.
Jul 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Historical Fiction/Dumas Fans
#1, Vol. 1 The Marie Antoinette Romances series - Historical Fiction

Based on events just before, during and after the fall of the French monarchy, this second volume of book 1 follows volume one, titled Joseph Balsamo.

Very engrossing. The arrow stops in the "high" range on the Intrigue-O-Meter, with King Louie XV, his mistress, Mme. Dubarry, his closest advisors -- all of them with separate agendas, trying to manipulate as many people as possible to achieve their goals.

Minor characters from volu
Czarny Pies
May 25, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who understands that the communist party is a front for the masons.
Recommended to Czarny by: Umberto Eco
Shelves: french-lit
As Umberto Eco stated in Foucault's Pendulum, Memoirs d'un Médecin is a true feast for any lunatic paranoid. It explains how the Templar-Jewish-Masonic conspiracy organized the French Revolution so as to institute a new world order.

Despite its obvious value as a means to understanding world history, this book serves up all the pleasures one expects from a Dumas novel. There is adventure and humour delivered at a break neck pace. I recommend this to any confirmed Dumas fan with time on his or he
Historical Fiction

Book 1 of a 5 book series, The Marie Antoinette series - books listed here. Book 1, volume 1 is Joseph Balsamo; book 1, volume 2 is Memoirs of a Physician. The other books are are contained in one single book.

*No Spoilers*

This series takes place in France beginning before and during the revolution. In book 1, in isolated ruins of mountain, a mysterious stranger meets with an assembly of 300 hooded, shrouded Freemasons ("the illuminated") to
Jul 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ce livre c'est la fin du règne de Louis XV qui à cette époque n'était plus le Bien-aimé. C'est le début de la fin pour la monarchie française. Ce livre, c'est aussi la vieille noblesse, comme Le vieux Taverney ou Richelieu, qui fait face à une noblesse libérale qui a lu les philosophe. C'est aussi un système qui favorise toujours les favoris du roi au détriment de la compétence. Il y a aussi les magouilles de la Du Barry. Il y a aussi Joseph Balsamo qui est à la tête du mouvement qui veut mettre ...more
Heléne Du plessis
Dumas spent a lot of time throughout the novel relating events, and I thought the book ended rather abruptly, as though he got tired of it and simply wanted to be done. Some of the events which occur and many of the primary characters seem to have accomplished nothing of consequence by the end of the novel. I did enjoy the slight twist at the end- it seemed fitting that it should happen that way. I would have liked to see some more resolution of the events which Dumas painstakingly sets in motio ...more
Sep 05, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i realy love this man and his ablity for writing the most wonderful books
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This note regards Alexandre Dumas, père, the father of Alexandre Dumas, fils (son). For the son, see Alexandre Dumas fils.

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 h
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Other Books in the Series

The Marie Antoinette Romances (5 books)
  • Joseph Balsamo
  • The Queen's Necklace
  • Taking the Bastile
  • The Countess de Charny
  • The Knight of Maison-Rouge