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The Women's War
  • Published: 24 May 2006
  • ISBN: 9780141912035
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 576

The Women's War



First time in Penguin Classics for this swashbuckling novel, set in the same period as Dumas's best-selling Three Musketeers, only this time with two women brandishing their swords

The Baron des Canolles is a man torn apart by the civil war that dominates mid-seventeenth century France. For while the naïve Gascon soldier cares little for the politics behind the battles, he is torn apart by a deep passion for two powerful women on opposing sides of the war: Nanon de Lartigues, a keen supporter of the Queen Regent Anne of Austria, and the Victomtesse de Cambes, who supports the rebellious forces of the Princess de Condé. Set around Bordeaux during the first turbulent years of the reign of Louis XIV, The Women's War sees two women taking central stage in a battle for all France. Humorous, dramatic and romantic, it offers a compelling exploration of political intrigue, the power of redemption, the force of love and the futility of war.

  • Published: 24 May 2006
  • ISBN: 9780141912035
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 576

About the author

Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas was a French playwright, historian and prolific novelist, penning a string of successful books including The Three Musketeers (1844), The Count of Monte Cristo (1845), and Twenty Years After(1845). His novels have been translated into a hundred different languages and inspired over two hundred films. In his day Dumas was as famous for his financial irresponsibility and flamboyant lifestyle as for his writing. Dumas died in 1870.

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