The Women's War

Paperback | March 27, 2007

byAlexandre DumasEditorRobin BussIntroduction byRobin Buss

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A swashbuckling novel by the author of The Three Musketeers

The Baron des Canolles is a man torn apart by the civil war that dominates mid-seventeenth century France. For while the naïve Gascon soldier cares little for the politics behind the battles, he is torn apart by a deep passion for two powerful women on opposing sides of the war: Nanon de Lartigues, a keen supporter of the Queen Regent Anne of Austria, and the Victomtesse de Cambes, who supports the rebellious forces of the Princess de Condé. Set around Bordeaux during the first turbulent years of the reign of Louis XIV, The Women's War sees two women taking central stage in a battle for all France. Humorous, dramatic and romantic, it offers a compelling exploration of political intrigue, the power of redemption, the force of love and the futility of war.

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A swashbuckling novel by the author of The Three MusketeersThe Baron des Canolles is a man torn apart by the civil war that dominates mid-seventeenth century France. For while the naïve Gascon soldier cares little for the politics behind the battles, he is torn apart by a deep passion for two powerful women on opposing sides of the war...

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The Baron des Canolles is a man torn apart by the civil war that dominates mid-seventeenth century France. For while the naive Gascon soldier cares little for the politics behind the battles, he is torn apart by a deep passion for two powerful women on opposing sides of the war: Nanon de Lartigues, a keen supporter of the Queen Regent ...

Alexandre Dumas (1824-95) was a pioneer of the Romantic theatre in France, for which he wrote a series of colourful historical dramas, although it is as a novelist that he is best known today. His works include The Three Musketeers (1844-5), La Reine Margot (1845) and The Count of Monte Cristo (1844-5). Robin Buss is a journalist and ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 7.81 × 5.11 × 1.04 inPublished:March 27, 2007Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0140449779

ISBN - 13:9780140449778

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