Louise De La Valliere

By: Alexandre Dumas
Published By: Double9 Books
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Alexandre Dumas wrote the historical book "Louise de la Valliere". It is the third volume in the "D'Artagnan Romances" series, after "The Three Musketeers" and "Twenty Years After." The story takes place in Louis XIV's reign in 17th-century France and tackles themes of power, loyalty, and love. The protagonist of the novel is Louise de la Valliere, a young woman who attracts the king's interest and eventually becomes one of his mistresses. Louise battles her mixed emotions for the king and her yearning for a true, enduring love despite her privileged status. Louise is divided between her devotion to the monarch and her personal happiness as the court is rife with political intrigue and power battles. Dumas crafts a compelling narrative by fusing real-life incidents with made-up ones to produce a deep and engrossing tale. He explores the intricacies of interpersonal relationships and the sacrifices people make in the pursuit of love and ambition as well as the opulence and extravagance of the French court. The historical novel "Louise de la Valliere" is recognized for its vivid characterization, complex plots, and Dumas' mastery of the genre. It examines timeless issues that still speak to audiences today and gives them a peek into the intriguing world of 17th-century France.

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Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas was born on 24 July 1802, was also called Alexandre Dumas père, and was a French writer. His historic books of high adventure were initially published as serials, including The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Dumas's father's aristocratic rank helped the youthful Alexandre acquire work with Louis- Philippe, Duke of Orléans, as a writer, a career which led to early success. His father, General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie, was born in the French province of Saint-Domingue (now Haiti) to Alexandre Antoine Davy de la Pailleterie, a French nobleman, and Marie-Cessette Dumas, an African slave. At 14, his father took Thomas-Alexandre to France, where he studied at a military school and joined the army for what turned out to be a distinguished career. He was known to have had somewhere around four ill-conceived children, but scholars believe it was seven. On 5 December 1870, Alexandre Dumas died at the age of 68. He was buried at his birthplace of Villers-Cotterêts in the branch of Aisne. His death was overlooked by the Franco-Prussian war. The Paris Métro named a station in his honor. In 2002, Alexandre Dumas' remains were re-buried at the Panthéon of Paris. His last novel, The Knight of Sainte-Hermine, was published in 2005. It highlighted a fictional character killing Lord Nelson (Nelson was shot and killed by an unknown sharpshooter).

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 492 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358719370
  • ISBN-13: 9789358719376
  • Item Weight: 590.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 26.9 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General,Fiction / Short Stories (single author),Fiction / Historical