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The War of Women - Volume 2

Alexandre Dumas

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. . .r of my people who are good swimmers will be at hand, with orders not to leave you, and they will take you ashore."

"All precautions are useless, Canolles; if you are killed I shall need nothing."

Supper was announced. Ten times, while they sat at table, Canolles rose and went to the window, which looked upon the river, and before the end of the repast he left the table altogether; night was beginning to fall.

Nanon would have followed him.

"Nanon," said he, "go to your room, and give me your word that you will not leave it. If I knew that you were outside, exposed to the slightest danger, I would not answer for myself. Nanon, my honor is at stake; do not trifle with my honor."

Nanon offered Canolles her carmine lips, more brilliant in hue from the pallor of her cheeks, and went to her room, saying:—

"I obey you, Canolles; I choose that enemies and friends alike should know the man I love; go!"

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A los amantes de Dumas les gustará esta novela, pues contiene todos los elementos típicos de su estilo (el contexto histórico, el romance imposible, las intrigas de la corte, etc), aunque se extiende más en escenas románticas cursis que otras de sus novelas.

La edición de Mauro Armiño contiene una gr

Eher Prosa-Drama als Roman

Alexandre Dumas, Sohn des Porthos von Bonaparte, dem seine schöne Handschrift die erste Stelle beim späteren Bürgerkönig Louis Philippe eingebracht hat, soll sich das Handwerk des Schriftstellers durch die Übersetzung von Schillers Kabale und Liebe selbst beigebracht haben.

A tratti ho trovato il romanzo estremamente avvincente, più spesso però, ho fatto fatica e ho dovuto lottare per ultimare la lettura. La scrittura è impeccabile ma questa volta il Dumas-padre non mi ha convinta. Dopo il Conte di Montesilvano, uno dei più grandi capolavori mai scritti, mi aspettavo q

My all times favourite. Slow at start but then it picks up pace and with Dumas distinguished descriptions and twists, unable to put down or even sleep before last page is read!

Plot twists, intrigue, characters intwined mysteriously in each other's past and current lives. I was lulled into an enjoyable read, following the political turns of war and loyalties, amazing escapes, both like-able and dastardly characters - then - Wham! - the pace took off and I couldn't expect w

i figli so piezz 'e core. soprattutto se ti chiami anna d'austria o principessa di condé, e di mezzo c'è il potere sulla francia dove la fronda nobiliare insidia l'autorità della corona. per assicurare una brillante carriera alla progenie, la regina già al centro de i tre moschettieri (qui però son

Com'è bella l'avventura!

Ambientato nella Francia del Seicento durante il periodo della Fronda, “La guerra delle donne” è uno dei tanti piacevoli romanzi scritti da Dumas (padre). Nanon de Lartigues e Claire de Cambes – innamorate dello stesso uomo, rivali in guerra e in amore, che combattono senza e

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--The Women's War


This book features two steely and preternaturally modern heroines fighting on opposite sides of the wars that ravaged seventeenth-century France. Really funny while being a page turner!

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