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Last Cavalier

Alexandre Dumas

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ISBN : 9781441702241
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26 pages
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Rousing, big, spirited, its action sweeping across oceans and continents, the last novel of Alexandre Dumas-lost for 125 years in the archives of the National Library in Paris-completes the oeuvre that Dumas imagined at the outset of his literaryMoreRousing, big, spirited, its action sweeping across oceans and continents, the last novel of Alexandre Dumas-lost for 125 years in the archives of the National Library in Paris-completes the oeuvre that Dumas imagined at the outset of his literary -career. Now, dynamically, in a tale of family honor and undying vengeance, of high adventure and heroic derring-do, The Last Cavalier fills that gap.The last cavalier is also Count Hector de Sainte-Hermine, who for three years has been languishing in prison when, in 1804, on the eve of Napoleons coronation as emperor of France, he learns whats to be his due. Stripped of his title and denied the hand of the woman he loves, he is freed by Napoleon on the condition that he serve as a common foot soldier in the imperial army. So it is in profound despair that Hector embarks on a succession of daring escapades. Again and again he wins glory-against brigands, bandits, the British- boa constrictors, sharks, croco-diles. And at the battle of Trafalgar its his marksmans bullet that fells the famed English admiral Lord Nelson.Yet however far his adventures may take him-from Burmas jungles to the wilds of Ireland-his destiny lies always in Paris, with his fathers enemy, Napoleon.