The Man in the Iron Mask
Alexandre Dumas was already a best-selling novelist when he wrote this historical romance, combining (as he claimed) the two essentials of life--"l'action et l'amour." The Man in the Iron Mask concludes the epic adventures of the three Muskateers, as Athos, Porthos, Aramis, and their friend... show more
Alexandre Dumas was already a best-selling novelist when he wrote this historical romance, combining (as he claimed) the two essentials of life--"l'action et l'amour." The Man in the Iron Mask concludes the epic adventures of the three Muskateers, as Athos, Porthos, Aramis, and their friend D'Artagnan, once invincible, meet their destinies.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Publish date: February 1st 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 656
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...