circa 1897; no publication date; The F.M. Lupton Publishing Company; New York; hardbound; quite good condition with umarked, clean pages; minor foxing of pages (see pics); no dust jacket. No date, The F.M. Lupton Publishing Company was in business in New York, 1892-1902.
“The Forty-Five Guardsmen”. A sequel to “Marguerite de Valois” and “Chicot the Jester”, it tells the story of Diane de Méridor’s quest for revenge upon Duc d'Anjou for his heinous betrayal of Bussy d'Amboise.
A must-read for those who have enjoyed the previous books in this saga, “The Forty-Five Guardsmen” is worthy of a place on any bookshelf, and is not to be missed by the discerning collector. Alexandre Dumas (1802–1870) was a famous French writer. He is best remembered for his exciting romantic sagas, including "The Three Musketeers" and "The Count of Monte Cristo".
Despite making a great deal of money from his writing, Dumas was almost perpetually penniless thanks to his extravagant lifestyle. His novels have been translated into nearly a hundred different languages, and have inspired over 200 motion pictures. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are extremely scarce.