Dumas, Alexandre - Královna Margot - 59,- Kč
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Dumas, Alexandre - Královna Margot
Rozsáhlý historický román o událostech na francouzském královském dvoře v letech 1572-1574.
Děj knihy se soustřeďuje kolem osoby Kateřiny Medicejské, v jejích rukách se sbíhají nitky většiny tehdejších politických intrik. Po hrůzyplné bartolomějské noci panuje v Louvru atmosféra strachu a podezírání, ale zároveň nacházejí živnou půdu nejrůznější politické machinace, jejichž výsledkem je i manželství královniny dcery Markéty z Valois s Jindřichem Navarrským.
Dumas, Alexandre – La Reine Margot (Queen Margot) – 119,- Kč
Dumas, Alexandre – The Three Musketeers – 39,- Kč
Dumas, Alexandre – La Reine Margot (Queen Margot)
`Dear sister!' said Charles IX, `there is blood on your sleeve!' `And what consequence is that, Sire,' said Marguerite, `if I have a smile upon my lips?' Saint Bartholomew's Day 1572. Paris is awash with the blood of Huguenots slaughtered by order of Charles IX. Or perhaps of Catherine de Medicis, one of history's great monsters? Or the ambitious Duke de Guise? Or the Duke d'Anjou, soon to be the reluctant King of Poland? The answer will be found in the secret passageways of the Louvre and the torture chamber of the fortress of Vincennes. It takes an iron nerve and a cool head to survive. Young Henry of Navarre has both in abundance, but he has more: he has his Queen, the beautiful, cultured Margot. Staking all on love and losing, she remains defiant in defeat. La Reine Margot (1845) is a novel of suspense and drama which recreates the violent world of intrigue, murder and duplicity of the French Renaissance. Dumas fills his canvas with a gallery of unforgettable characters, unremitting action and the engaging generosity of spirit which has made him one of the world's greatest and best-loved story-tellers. This revised edition of the classic translation of 1846 is richly annotated. An introduction sets Dumas and his work in their literary, historical and cultural context.
Dumas, Alexandre – The Three Musketeers
The Three Musketeers tells the story of the early adventures of the young Gascon gentleman, D'Artagnan and his three friends from the regiment of the King's Musketeers - Athos, Porthos and Aramis. Under the watchful eye of their patron M. de Treville, the four defend the honour of the regiment against the guards of Cardinal Richelieu, and the honour of the queen against the machinations of the Cardinal himself as the power struggles of seventeenth century France are vividly played out in the background. But their most dangerous encounter is with the Cardinal's spy, Milady, one of literature's most memorable female villains, and Dumas employs all his fast-paced narrative skills to bring this enthralling novel to a breathtakingly gripping and dramatic conclusion