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The Man in the Iron Mask

Alexandre Dumas

Book Overview: 

In this, the last of the Three Musketeers novels, The Man In The Iron Mask builds on the true story of a mysterious prisoner held incognito in the French penal system, forced to wear a mask when seen by any but his jailer or his valet. .

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .you will be a king governing by your brain and by your sword; you will have in the government of the state no more than you will be able to manage unaided; I should only interfere with you. Besides, our friendship ought never to be, I do not say impaired, but in any degree affected, by a secret thought. I shall have given you the throne of France, you will confer on me the throne of St. Peter. Whenever your loyal, firm, and mailed hand should joined in ties of intimate association the hand of a pope such as I shall be, neither Charles V., who owned two-thirds of the habitable globe, nor Charlemagne, who possessed it entirely, will be able to reach to half your stature. I have no alliances, I have no predilections; I will not throw you into persecutions of heretics, nor will I cast you into the troubled waters of family dissension; I will simply say to you: The whole universe is our own; for me the minds of men, for you their bodies. And as I shall be the first to die, you. . . Read More

Community Reviews

It was not as bad as you would expect.

(view spoiler)[ SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS How can I possibly write this review without SPOILERS when my HEART IS BROKEN INTO A THOUSAND PIECES. I miss you already, my brave Musketeer friends! I am not someone who cries easily - the only series that's ever made me cry was Stephen King's The Dark Tower. Prior to... (hide spoiler)]

My insignificant words can hardly do justice to my love for this book, so I'll keep it short.

You can read my original review here.

If you are curious about this book because you're familiar with the title, or saw the (terrible) movie, or have read The Three Musketeers and can't be bothered with ev...more

Edited and annotated by David Coward, from an older translation. Well, the mammoth saga of the once-invincibles comes to a rather sad end. Porthos dies because his strength gives out. Aramis flees France in disgrace because his schemes come to ruin. And Athos dies because the one thing dearer to...more

Homme au masque de fer = The man in the Iron mask, Alexandre Dumas
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: ماه آوریل سال 2001 میلادی
عنوان: مردی در نقاب آهنین؛ نویسنده: الکساندر دوما؛ مترجم: علی فاطمیان؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، نشر چشم انداز : وزارت فرهنگ و ارشاد، سازمان چاپ و انتشارات؛ 1379، در 240 ص، مصور؛ شابک: 96442207...more

Magnificent, incredible, et cetera. I can't overstate how much I loved this story. I think Dumas is among the most entertaining of the classical writers. A huge cast of character and an epic story full of love, hate, friendship, betrayal, politics and actions. A favorite of mine.

Parbleu! Morbleu! Corboeuf! Ma foi! Mordioux! Not to mention Cordieu! (I think they are variations of OMG).

I usually prefer to know as little as possible about the book I am about to read, including avoid reading the synopsis, or if I have read the synopsis in order to decide whether to read the...more

I wish I could give this three stars, but this book truly was "just okay." The Three Musketeers and Twenty Years After must be read before this book, otherwise you will be very confused. I'm surprised that The Man in the Iron Mask is more famous than Twenty Years After (although neither are good...more

Perhaps the most surprising thing about The Man in the Iron Mask, to me, was just how quickly the title subplot was dealt with. Then again, this was not originally called The Man in the Iron Mask. This is the last chunk in a larger book. I can see why it gets cut up like that. This part alone was...more

طبق این داستان لوئی چهاردهم برادر دوقلوئی داشته و برای اینکه در آینده هرج و مرج بر سر سلطنت پیش نیاید، یکی از دوقلو ها را در جزیره ای زندانی کرده اند با نقابی آهنین بر صورتش

این مرد نمیداند کیست و فقط در خاطرات کودکی اش ،زنی(مادرش ملکه) را بیاد می آورد که گاهی به دیدنش می آمد
بعدها بدون آنکه علتش ر...more

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