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Celebrated Crimes, Vol. VI

ISBN13: 9781592244454
ISBN: 1592244459
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $14.95
Publisher: Wildside Press
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Pages: 220
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In this sixth volume of Dumas's Celebrated Crimes contains, among other material, the famous "Man in the Iron Mask." This unsolved puzzle of history was later incorporated by Dumas in one of the D'Artagnan Romances a section of the Vicomte de Bragelonne, to which it gave its name. But in this later form, the true story of this singular man doomed to wear an iron visor over his features during his entire lifetime could only be treated episodically. While as a special subject in the Crimes, Dumas indulges his curiosity, and that of his reader, to the full. Hugo's unfinished tragedy, Les Jumeaux, is on the same subject; as also are others by Fournier, in French, and Zschokke, in German.(Vol. VI of VIII)