The Horoscope – A Romance of the Reign of Francois II. by Alexandre Dumas

This book contains Alexandre Dumas’s 1843 novel, “The Horoscope: A Romance of the Reign of Francois II”.

It is one of the ‘Valois romances’ of Alexandre Dumas, and one of his best and more underrated novels. Set to the backdrop of the political conditions in sixteenth-century France, The Horoscope tells the story of a French nobleman called comte Gabriel de Montgomery and his attempts to unearth his family roots. This thrilling novel constitutes a must-read for fans of Dumas’s work, and would make for a worthy addition to any bookshelf.

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 Horoscope: A Romance of the Reign of Francois II’ 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 Horoscope: A Romance of the Reign of Francois II’, 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.