Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas
This antiquarian book contains Alexandre Dumas’s historical novel, “Twenty Years After”.
The sequel to “The Three Musketeers”, it is set twenty years after the first episode. The ageing musketeers are coaxed out of retirement when a dastardly threat to the monarchy presents itself, but will they be able to succeed this time? Packed with intrigue and derring-do, “Twenty Years After” will not disappoint fans of Dumas’s work.
The novel follows events in France during the Fronde, during the childhood reign of Louis XIV, and in England near the end of the English Civil War. Through the words of the main characters, Dumas comes out on the side of the monarchy in general – and his musketeers are valiant and just in their efforts to protect young Louis XIV and the doomed Charles I from their attackers.
Alexandre Dumas (1802–1870) was a famous French writer. He is best remembered for his exciting romantic sagas, including “The Three Musketeers” and “The Count of Monte Cristo”. Despite making a great deal of money from his writing, Dumas was almost perpetually penniless thanks to his extravagant lifestyle. The works of Alexandre Dumas have since been translated into nearly a hundred different languages, and have inspired over two hundred motion pictures.
Many vintage texts such as “Twenty Years After” are becoming increasingly rare and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now, in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
Here, at Alexandre Dumas Works, you can find the best of this of this scintillating author’s historical novels, essays, plays, and travel books.
Through republishing works such as ‘Twenty Years After’, it is hoped that the writing of this most widely read of French authors, can continue to delight – almost two centuries after its initial publication.