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The Women's War

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The Women's War by Alexandre Dumas
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The Baron des Canolles is a man torn apart by the civil war that dominates mid-seventeenth century France. For while the naive 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 Conde. 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.

Author Biography

Alexandre Dumas (1824-95) was a pioneer of the Romantic theatre in France, for which he wrote a series of colourful historical dramas, although it is as a novelist that he is best known today. His works include The Three Musketeers (1844-5), La Reine Margot (1845) and The Count of Monte Cristo (1844-5). Robin Buss is a journalist and translator. For Penguin, his translations include works by Sartre, Zola and, most recently, The Plague by Camus.
Release date NZ
April 27th, 2006
Contributors
Edited by Robin Buss Introduction and notes by Robin Buss Translated by Robin Buss
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Penguin Classics
Pages
576
Dimensions
129x198x25
ISBN-13
9780140449778
Product ID
1674677

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