The Works Of Alexandre Dumas; The Two Dianas
This book contains Alexandre Dumas’s 1849 novel, “The Two Dianas”.
It is the fictionalised tale of the fatal wounding of King Henry II of France by Gabriel, comte de Montgomery. The titular characters refer to Henry II’s lover, Diana de Poitiers, and her daughter, Diana de Castro. In her position as the King’s favourite, Diana de Poitiers wielded much influence and power at the French Court, which continued until Henry was mortally wounded. A thrilling story, “The Two Dianas” is highly recommended for fans of historical fiction, and constitutes a must-have for collectors of Dumas’s marvellous work.
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. His novels have since been translated into nearly a hundred different languages, and have inspired over two hundred motion pictures.
Many vintage texts such as “The Two Dianas” 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 ‘The Two Dianas’, 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.