Queen Margot

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Sprache - Englisch

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In 'Queen Margot', Alexandre Dumas weaves an intricate tapestry of betrayal, political intrigue, and passion set against the backdrop of religious turmoil in 16th-century France. Introducing Marguerite de Valois, or Margot, daughter of Catherine de Medici and Henry II, Dumas crafts a narrative that seamlessly blends real historical events with dramatic flourish. The luminous prose exposes the internal and external conflicts of a politically arranged marriage, while the eloquent dialogues and rich, authentic descriptions of the period fashion a panoramic vision of a society torn between duty and desire, peace and violence. The novel, with its complex layers and Shakespearean overtures, offers a vivid portrayal of the bloody St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre anchoring this tragedy in the annals of French literary history.

Alexandre Dumas, père, born in the early 19th century, established himself as a giant in literature with a distinct style that fuses extensive historical research with his unique brand of romanticism. Influences stem from his rich French-Caribbean heritage, his early life experiences, and his unparalleled zeal for history and adventure. Ideas of honor, justice, and human complexity that run through his body of work resonate in 'Queen Margot', drawing upon Dumas's views of the societal structure of his time, as well as his keen interest in the labyrinthine politics of European royalty.

For enthusiasts of historical fiction, 'Queen Margot' stands as a testament to Dumas's formidable storytelling prowess, offering a deeply human portrayal of figures often stiffened by historical account. Readers who appreciate meticulously painted historical contexts, rich character development, and swift-moving plots will find themselves enraptured by Dumas's skilled narrative hand. 'Queen Margot' is not merely a novel; it is an immersion into a decisive moment of French history, guided by one of the master storytellers of the 19th century.


Über den Autor

Alexandre Dumas (1802–1870), also known as Alexandre Dumas père, was a towering figure in French literature, whose prolific output and larger-than-life narratives have enchanted readers for over a century. Born on July 24, 1802, in Villers-Cotterêts, France, Dumas grew up amidst the turmoil of the Napoleonic wars, a backdrop that would later inspire much of his historical fiction. He was the son of Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, a general in Napoleon's army, which contributed to Alexandre's keen interest in history and heroic characters. Dumas made his name as a writer in the 1840s with plays and then with historical novels that combined true historical events with thrilling fiction and exuberant romanticism. Works such as 'The Three Musketeers' and 'The Count of Monte Cristo' are notable for their adventure and excitement, woven together with real historical frameworks. 'Queen Margot,' or 'La Reine Margot' in French, was published in 1845 and is set in the late 16th century during the tumultuous Wars of Religion in France. It reflects Dumas's narrative talent and fascination with nobility, power struggles, and romantic intrigue. His writing is characterized by fast-paced plots, engaging dialogue, vivid descriptions, and complex characters, often based on historical figures. Dumas's influence extends well beyond literature; his works have been adapted innumerable times for the stage, film, and television, confirming his status as one of the most popular and enduring authors of the 19th century.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 540 Seiten

Größe: 789,1 KB

ISBN: 8596547390930

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