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The Man in the Iron Mask, Vol. II

ISBN13: 9781592247172
ISBN: 1592247172
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $19.95
Publisher: Wildside Press
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Pages: 256
Average Goodreads rating: 3.75/5 (4 ratings)

Dumas constructs the plot around the notion that the Man in the Iron Mask is the twin brother of Louis XIV, Philippe, who had been concealed and imprisoned from birth by his father, Louis XIII and his mother, Anne of Austria, "for the good of France". Only a very few people living at the start of the novel know of Philippe's existence; these include his mother, Anne and her former confidante, the Duchesse de Chevreuse. Chevreuse has let the secret slip to Aramis, the Bishop of Vannes and her former lover. (Vol. II of II)