The Forty Five Guardsmen by Alexandre Dumas

This antiquarian book contains Alexandre Dumas’s 1893 historical novel, “The Forty Five Guardsmen”.

A sequel to “Marguerite de Valois” and “Chicot the Jester,” it tells the story of Diane de Méridor’s quest for revenge upon Duc d’Anjou – for his heinous betrayal of Bussy d’Amboise. A must-read for those who have enjoyed the previous books in this saga, “The Forty Five Guardsmen” is worthy of a place on any bookshelf, and is not to be missed by the discerning collector.

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 “The Forty Five Guardsmen” 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 ‘The Forty Five Guardsmen – by Alexandre Dumas’, 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.