Chauvelins Will, a Romance of the Last Days of Louis XV, and Stories of the French Revolution: The Woman with the Velvet Necklace and Blanche de Beau by Alexandre Dumas

This is Alexandre Dumas’s 1897 historical novel, “Chauvelins Will: A romance of the last days of Louis XV”.

The story is set towards the end of Louis XV’s long reign, and describes the ill-feeling between the low-born and the ill-fated Marie-Antionette, the recurring incidents considered by the King to be ominous portents of death, and the unclerical conduct of the Archbishop of Paris. Another exciting and masterfully-retold account by Alexandre Dumas, this novel, “Chauvelins Will: A Romance of the Last Days of Louis XV” is not to be missed by fans of historical fiction.

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 “Chauvelins Will: A Romance of the Last Days of Louis XV” 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.

We also have a biography of Alexandre Dumas, recounting a personal life almost as tumultuous as the fiction he penned, as well as a constantly updated selection of his quotes, anecdotes, and wisdom.

Through republishing works such as ‘Chauvelins Will: A Romance of the Last Days of Louis XV’, 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.