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Women's War

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ISBN-10: 0140449779

ISBN-13: 9780140449778

Edition: 2006

Authors: Alexandre Dumas, Robin Buss, Robin Buss, Robin Buss, Robin Buss

List price: $18.00
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A swashbuckling novel by the author of The Three Musketeers Set in the same period as his best-known novel, Alexandre Dumass forgotten masterpiece (Le Monde) features two steely and preternaturally modern heroines fighting on opposite sides of the wars that ravaged seventeenth-century France. An unabashed page-turner, humorous, dramatic, and crackling with panache, this new English translationthe first in more than 100 yearsshows Dumas at the peak of his powers.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

After an idle youth, Alexandre Dumas went to Paris and spent some years writing. A volume of short stories and some farces were his only productions until 1927, when his play Henri III (1829) became a success and made him famous. It was as a storyteller rather than a playwright, however, that Dumas gained enduring success. Perhaps the most broadly popular of French romantic novelists, Dumas published some 1,200 volumes during his lifetime. These were not all written by him, however, but were the works of a body of collaborators known as "Dumas & Co." Some of his best works were plagiarized. For example, The Three Musketeers (1844) was taken from the Memoirs of Artagnan by an…    

�mile Durkheim(18581917) founded the French school of sociology. His most famous works include The Division of Labor in Societyand The Elementary Forms of Religious Life. Robin Busss most recent translations for Penguin include Dumass The Black Tulip. Richard Sennettis the Bemis Professor of Social Sciences at MIT and a professor of sociology at the London School of Economics.