The Man in the Iron Mask
In the Musketeers’ final adventure, D’Artagnan remains in the service of the corrupt King Louis XIV after the Three Musketeers have retired and gone their separate ways. Meanwhile, a mysterious prisoner in an iron mask wastes away deep inside the Bastille. When the destinies of king and prisoner... show more
In the Musketeers’ final adventure, D’Artagnan remains in the service of the corrupt King Louis XIV after the Three Musketeers have retired and gone their separate ways. Meanwhile, a mysterious prisoner in an iron mask wastes away deep inside the Bastille. When the destinies of king and prisoner converge, the Three Musketeers and D’Artagnan find themselves caught between conflicting loyalties.
Publish date: March 25th 2003
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 470
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Media Tie In
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, 19th Century
, French Literature
Series: Airmont classics
Wow. This book is nothing like the movie, at least the one I watched with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jeremy Irons. The end was so tragic and the actual prisoner in the iron mask was such a small part of the story. Seems to me it was the complete opposite in the movie. Huh. Go figure. I'm glad I finally...
I love the Musketeers. I had watched the films and liked them a lot, I had read the books and even with that exaggerated style from the time I enjoyed them as well. So, loving the 1999? (I think) film based on this book I decided to read the book. Not my cup of tea at all. Not only the best things a...
It was at the same time very entertaining and annoying. I loved how some characters are presented but the exaggeration in giving details bored me a bit. The end was surprising and i'm satisfied with that.
The final part of the Musketeers story. It makes the boring preceeding volume more than worth it. The end made me tear up a little--both for our heros, and for the poor men who have to fight them.
Forget the movie, read the book!! Oh wow, what a great end to an incredible ride, the story of the Musketeers. I haven't been so engrossed in a series of books since I picked up Diana Gabaldon's Outlander. Athos, Raoul, Porthos, Aramis and of course D'Artagnan are going to be in my thoughts and drea...