The Man in the Iron Mask

Alexandre Dumas

Simon Vance (Narrator)

02-01-10

22hrs 13min

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02-01-10

22hrs 13min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Classics

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“No part of the world has ever seemed to me so charming as these pages, and not even my friends are quite so real, perhaps quite so dear, as d’Artagnan.” Robert Louis Stevenson

A USA Today bestseller

Thirty-five years after the events of The Three Musketeers, D’Artagnan, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis find themselves caught between conflicting loyalties in a power struggle that could change the face of the French monarchy.

For eight long years, a young prisoner has languished within the dreaded Bastille, his face hidden in an iron mask. He knows neither his true identity nor the crime for which he has been imprisoned. But Aramis knows this secret—a secret so dangerous, it could topple the King from his throne. Will his cause divide the once indivisible band of musketeers?

A tale of mystery, adventure, and political intrigue, this conclusion to Dumas’s swashbuckling musketeer saga is based on the true story of a masked prisoner who dwelled in the Bastille during Louis XIV’s reign and whose identity remains in question to this day.

Praise

“No part of the world has ever seemed to me so charming as these pages, and not even my friends are quite so real, perhaps quite so dear, as d’Artagnan.” Robert Louis Stevenson

“The name Alexandre Dumas is more than French—it is universal.” Victor Hugo

“Only he had the imaginative involvement, the compulsion, and the intuititon to create characters and situations which, even in our own cynical times, have yet to lose their appeal and which in his own day, made him not only France’s bestselling author but the most famous living Frenchman in the world.” David Coward, editor

“Historical characters mix believably with fictional ones rendered with zeal by narrator Simon Vance.” SoundCommentary.com

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Language English
Release Day Jan 31, 2010
Release Date February 1, 2010
Release Date Machine 1264982400
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Craig Black
Categories Classics, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Classics, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Literature & Fiction
Author Bio
Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas (1802–1870), French novelist and playwright, was one of the most famous and prolific French writers of the nineteenth century, producing some 250 books. He is best known for his historical novels The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo, and he was among the first authors to fully exploit the possibilities of the serial novel. He is credited with revitalizing the historical novel in France. His riveting, fast-paced adventure tales that blend history and fiction have been adapted into nearly 200 films. His last unfinished last novel, The Last Cavalier,  lost to historians for 125 years, was completed in 2005 and quickly became a best seller.

Narrator Bio
Simon Vance

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and narrator. He has earned more than fifty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration thirteen times. He was named Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008 and has been named an AudioFile Golden Voice as well as an AudioFile Best Voice of 2009. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London. He is also an actor who has appeared on both stage and television.

Overview

A USA Today bestseller

Thirty-five years after the events of The Three Musketeers, D’Artagnan, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis find themselves caught between conflicting loyalties in a power struggle that could change the face of the French monarchy.

For eight long years, a young prisoner has languished within the dreaded Bastille, his face hidden in an iron mask. He knows neither his true identity nor the crime for which he has been imprisoned. But Aramis knows this secret—a secret so dangerous, it could topple the King from his throne. Will his cause divide the once indivisible band of musketeers?

A tale of mystery, adventure, and political intrigue, this conclusion to Dumas’s swashbuckling musketeer saga is based on the true story of a masked prisoner who dwelled in the Bastille during Louis XIV’s reign and whose identity remains in question to this day.

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