The Knight of Maison-Rouge: A Novel of Marie Antoinette (The Modern Library)
New York: The Modern Library, 2003. First Thus. Hard Cover. Near Fine / Very Good. Item #2325029
2003 first thus, no Toledano number, $24.95 jacket price, brown decorative endpapers with an updated rendering of Modern Library's iconic torchbearer. Board edges lightly faded.
xvi, 423 pp. A new translation by Julie Rose. Introduction by Lorenzo Carcaterra. Paris, 1793, the onset of the Terror. Brave Republican Maurice rescues a mys-terious and beautiful woman from an angry mob and is unknowingly drawn into a secret Royalist plot—a plot revolving around the imprisoned Queen of France, Marie Antoinette, and her enigmatic and fearless champion, the Knight of Maison-Rouge. Full of surprising twists, breakneck adventure, conspiracies, swordplay, romance, and heroism, The Knight of Maison-Rouge is an exhilarating tale of selflessness, love, and honor under the shadow of the guillotine. Dumas here is at the very height of his powers, and with this first and only modern translation, readers can once again ride with the Knight of Maison-Rouge.