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Under the red robe

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  • PDF | 392 pages
  • Nabu Press (August 29, 2010)
  • English
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  • By michael howley on August 14, 2014

    I really enjoyed this novel. The style of prose forces the modern reader to focus. I can imagine that the author, in writing this in the late nineteenth century decided to apply what he saw as a use of language that paid homage to the 17th century. This adds to the atmosphere of the novel though and for me this book allowed me to imagine a world long gone. The story is a straightforward adventure tale but being told from the perspective of the main character the reader gets to see things from his perspective and moral viewpoint. I particularly enjoyed this because every day, every person in the world views surrounding events from their own perspective and this is coloured by their own history, moral viewpoint, emotions etc. Great book for those who like Alexander Dumas.

  • By jayjay on November 26, 2014

    light, entertaining reading about early premodern france.

  • By James M Livergood on December 27, 2013

    A story of love.honor war.written120years ago. A true classic everyone should read. A great read for any age with a wonderful ending for a man of honor and his love

  • By trish m on January 18, 2013

    This novel revives memories of an excellent BBC radio play in the early 1960's and long had I searched for the book. After reading this work my impression, even after many years, is that the radio play was far superior, and I am left disappointed.

  • By HSlady on October 18, 2012

    Fun, fast moving adventure novel, which is also a romance. The story is set in 1630. I found it very well written, with a story that kept me wanting to read more, interesting detail (but not too much) and interesting unique expressions (these days, anyway). This novel was written in 1894! After reading this novel, I looked up the author, and was not surprised to read that " his authenticity and attention to contextual detail caused his works...to be widely acclaimed for their romantic content and faithful historical accuracy". [...]. Even better, this is a free book! Wow!The story begins with a gentleman, while playing cards at his club in Paris, is accused of cheating. Not one to allow an insult like that to go unchallenged, he challenges the young brash fool to a duel. He wounds the young man, and since dueling is illegal and also he has duelled before (and killed 6 men previously), he is brought before Cardinal Richelieu, a very powerful man, who is about to dispense justice. The Cardinal is eventually convinced to give him an option - his life or find and arrest a M. de Cocheforet, most likely through less than upright means, which is distastful, but what choice? The adventure continues from there. And there is a lot of adventure.

  • By Toby Staley on July 30, 2006

    A swashbuckling adventure written in the first person, this is a wonderful and exciting story taking place in the France of Louis XIII, and Cardinal Reichleu. De Berault, the main character, is a notorious duellist. He is arrested for for killing a man in a duel, despite the Cardinal's eddict against duelling. He is given a choice, either he hangs, or works as an agent for the Cardinal. Guess which he chooses...


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