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Ten Years Later The Vicomte of Bragelonne Ten Years Later is the last of the d Artagnan Romances which is usually split into three or four volumes The book at hand is the second volume of the four volume series Loui

  • Title: Ten Years Later
  • Author: Alexandre Dumas
  • ISBN: 9781592248582
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Vicomte of Bragelonne Ten Years Later is the last of the d Artagnan Romances, which is usually split into three or four volumes The book at hand is the second volume of the four volume series Louis XIV is well past the age where he should rule, but the ailing Cardinal Mazarin refuses to relinquish the reins of power Meanwhile, Charles II, a king without a country,The Vicomte of Bragelonne Ten Years Later is the last of the d Artagnan Romances, which is usually split into three or four volumes The book at hand is the second volume of the four volume series Louis XIV is well past the age where he should rule, but the ailing Cardinal Mazarin refuses to relinquish the reins of power Meanwhile, Charles II, a king without a country, travels Europe seeking aid from his fellow monarchs Athos still resides at La F re while his son, Raoul de Bragelonne, has entered into the service in the household of M le Prince As for Raoul, he has his eyes on an entirely different object than his father his childhood companion, Louise de la Valliere, with whom he is hopelessly in love Porthos, now a baron, is off on some mysterious mission along with Aramis, who is now the Bishop of Vannes.

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    1. BillKerwin on said:

      This second of the four volumes* which comprise the conclusion of the “The Four Musketeers” (The Vicomte de Bragelonne, Ten Years Later, Louise de la Valliere, The Man in the Iron Mask) is perhaps the most significant, for it shows the reader, more clearly than the three others, how the meaning of heroism and adventure shift during the reign of that most absolute of monarchs, “The Sun King,” Louis XIV.Soon after the volume begins, the domestic villain of the piece arrives: “Madame,” [...]

    2. Irene on said:

      First, a recap. I am reading the D'Artagnan Romances via the FREE Kindle ebooks available on : Book 1: The Three MusketeersBook 2: Twenty Years AfterBook 3a: The Vicomte de BragelonneBook 3b: Ten Years LaterBook 3c: Louise de la VallièreBook 3d: The Man in the Iron MaskTen Years Later actually refers to the ten years in between Twenty Years After and The Vicomte de Bragelonne, so really, I think the titles of Books 3a and 3b should have been swapped. While the Vicomte still is not consistently [...]

    3. Reni on said:

      I wish I cared about any of the romance subplots, because there are some beautiful descriptions in there, but this book simply has too much detail. I feel like Cate Blanchett in "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" when she foolishly tells the aliens that what she wants for a reward is to "know everything" and consequently her head explodes. Only my head feels swollen not only from too much information but also from boredom. Well at least the much more exciting power struggle between Colbert and Fouqu [...]

    4. Ragne on said:

      Again, this was OK, but had alot of stuff I'm not sure why is in there. I'm starting to think that these books could just as well have been one volume, with as many pages as one of the books. The language is of course beautiful, but again, it's so "flowery", it makes it much, much longer than it needed to be. This book, I skimmed through much of it, as long periods didn't really have anything to say for the story. The next, I will probably be even more selective in what I choose to read thorough [...]

    5. Joe on said:

      This is the fourth in the D'Artignan romance series by Dumas and, in my mind, the slowest of the series so far. It think that it deals far too much with French court intrigue and does not have enough of the swashbuckling excitement of the previous three in the series. But I have to say than it is a very readable translation form the French and an interesting read.

    6. Gregory Mac on said:

      This book is not really about the Musketeers, though they are in it and provide all of the excitement. The book is really about how the great individual heros had to be left in the background if King Louis XIV was to emerge. The book can be a slog from about a quarter of the way to the last quarter. The presence of Dumas's musketeers redeems much of the story.

    7. Orlando Martin on said:

      Beautifully written as you'd expect from Dumas. However, the subject matter is significantly wanting from a personal perspective. Simply not enough D'Artagnan for it to be as much of a captivating read as The Three Musketeers and Twenty Years Later. Essentially a wonderfully written soap opera.

    8. Paul Lovell on said:

      So I'm continuing on with the series. This one didn't have much in the way of a standalone story, it's more a continuation without end. Still I do enjoy this author and am ready to start the next book.

    9. Erez A. on said:

      I was disappointed at some of the characters - I expected so much more of them, but I was not disappointed of the writing, nor of the story.

    10. Ig-88 on said:

      Laboriosam est ullam sint id molestiae rerum. Blanditiis quam quaerat tenetur unde est. Laboriosam et quia non. Voluptas et quas voluptates. Ipsa aut magni sed quis.

    11. Megan Gery on said:

      ***This review is for the entire D'Artagnan Romance series (The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, The Vicomte de Bragelonne, Ten Years Later, Louise de la Valliere, and The Man in the Iron Mask).***The entire D'Artagnan Romance series is well over a million words long and spans several volumes and forty years in the lives of its main characters, the famous musketeers. The prodigious Alexandre Dumas wrote this epic tale to be published in the serial magazines that were popular during his day, [...]

    12. Marko on said:

      Excerpt from my review at: susimetsa/2014/12/Dumas' writing style, already discussed in my previous piece, continues here as well and the dialogue is rather meandering and it often takes the characters a page or two to get to the point that they wanted to express. While amusing, it adds to the feeling of unnecessary length of the plot itself - I'm sorry to say that I found the courtly games and descriptions of the extravagance relatively boring reads and the love affairs were no more interesting [...]

    13. Arctic on said:

      From :"The third and last of the d'Artagnan Romances following The Three Musketeers and Twenty Years After. It appeared first in serial form between 1847 and 1850. In the English translations the 268 chapters of this large volume are usually subdivided into three, but sometimes four or even five individual books. In three-volume English editions, the three volumes are titled "The Vicomte de Bragelonne", "Louise de la Vallière", and "The Man in the Iron Mask." Each of these volumes is roughly th [...]

    14. John (Taloni) Taloni on said:

      Kind of tedious. It's more of D'Artagnan and the Three Musketeers, but they have descended into parody. Porthos goes from the somewhat tubby and strong member of the Musketeers to an almost ogre-like giant. D'Artagnan has his status pushed back to where it was at the start of Twenty Years Later, apparently just because Dumas didn't know what else to do.The characters contend against historical events again, and as historical fiction it is a fairly painless way to learn. It's just that the charac [...]

    15. William on said:

      The edition I am reading divides the third story into four separate novels:Vicomte de BragelonneTen Years LaterLouise de La VallièreThe Man in the Iron MaskThis review is for Ten Years Later. Once again, the characterization is outstanding. This installment shifts focus to the younger crowd; particularly Louis XIV and his sister-in-law’s (Henrietta of England) court. Plenty of court intrigue is present. Dangerous politics are also at play, especially regarding Aramis. I really enjoyed this no [...]

    16. Dave Turner on said:

      *Please note I'm reading the 4 book set as opposed to the popular three book or obscure five book set*In the second part of 'The Viscomte of Braglonne' the story subsides somewhat and takes a rather relaxed pace. There are really two competing storylines here, one major one (involving the royal family and all who orbit it) and a minor one (relating to the secret of the Bastille) and I, for one, was much more entranced by the latter.This is still a very slow the trek and were often estranged from [...]

    17. Leslie on said:

      This volume (#3.2 in the D'Artagnan series) had less adventure and more plotting than the previous ones in the series. I have already read "The Man in the Iron Mask" (volume #3.4) and I could see that a lot of groundwork for that volume was being laid. I am unhappy about Aramis who (view spoiler)[is more clearly on the opposite side from D'Artagnan, Athos, and Raoul. He has become very ambitious -- I miss the lover! And despite the fact that he knows Raoul loves Louise de la Valliere, he doesn't [...]

    18. Ragne on said:

      Again, this was OK, but had alot of stuff I'm not sure why is in there. I'm starting to think that these books could just as well have been one volume, with as many pages as one of the books. The language is of course beautiful, but again, it's so "flowery", it makes it much, much longer than it needed to be. This book, I skimmed through much of it, as long periods didn't really have anything to say for the story. The next, I will probably be even more selective in what I choose to read thorough [...]

    19. Ds on said:

      As much as I always enjoy Dumas' writing and this was indeed the third book (I have the 5-books edition) out of the whole saga, something was missing: the main characters. I'm not one to complain if there's not enough D'Artagnan or Athos and the othersbut this was a huge lack of absence and, compared to the previous book, I really felt it. The book was also a bit dragged towards the middle. That's why I gave it four stars instead of 5. Because otherwise, the books is excellent in its plot, writi [...]

    20. Carmen on said:

      I am working my way through the entire Three Musketeers saga. Every time I think I am on the verge of finishing the collection, it turns out there is another installment! It is very entertaining but it is also clear that Dumas was getting paid to serialize the story. At last count, it appears to total more than 4,000 pages. I think I am somewhere in the early 3,000's (hard to tell - reading everything except the first installment on my Kindle - still, a great way to spend train commutes. He has [...]

    21. Julie Tichonchuk on said:

      Of all of the books comprised in the Three Musketeers saga, this one was my least favorite. I felt like I was stuck in a mixture of Shakespeare's Midsummer Nights Dream and a Harlequin Romance. While I love former, I resist the latter as trivial dribble. I found the story dragging and tedious. I missed D'Artagnan's presence, as well as his faithful companions. I'm not sure what turn Aramis' character has taken. I will read the next two installments to find out.

    22. Jake on said:

      When I made my way through the Musketeer Saga, this was one of the titles. However, my favorite Musketeer novel is Twenty Years After . The main fuss I have with Dumas's Musketeer saga is perhaps a childish one. I wish the books boasted the same nonstop action as some of the film adaptations do. Instead, they often focus on political posturing. The pace often drags.

    23. Laura on said:

      Young D'Artagnan becomes embroiled in court intrigues, international politics, and ill-fated affairs between royal lovers. The book at hand is the second volume of the third serial. Louis XIV is well past the age where he should rule, but the ailing Cardinal Mazarin refuses to relinquish the reins of power. Meanwhile, Charles II, a king without a country, travels Europe seeking aid from his fellow monarchs.

    24. George Isaacs on said:

      This volume delves heavily into the world of 17th century French (and related) royalty. A world so alien to me, I can only visualize it in my mind in a style that mixes the manga/anime work of Mamoru Nagano with that of P. Craig Russell back when he was adapting Michael Moorcock's Elric to comicbooks. This is not a complaint.(the version I'm reading is not a hardcover, but an ebook from Project Gutenberg. I'll change it later)

    25. Jason on said:

      Another section with more political intrigue than action. Even so, it is rife with emotions, clever dialogue, treachery, misunderstandings, and suspense so thick you could cut it with a knife! I enjoyed all of the funny moments with our merry gentlemen as always and I am greatly looking forward to the final section- The Man in the Iron Mask!

    26. Zana on said:

      Wow, the court of Louis XIV is full of thoroughly unpleasant people! And our heroes are nowhere -- or rarely -- to be seen in this volume. Porthos is only mentioned once. The only really interesting parts were the bits where Aramis was laying the groundwork for his plans; he has suddenly become a much more interesting character now that we actually get to see his intrigues.

    27. Dave Johnson on said:

      A complete slog. Two stars, though I reserve the right to downgrade it to one after I get through The Man in the Iron Mask and see how necessary all of this backstory really is. Way more court intrigue than the other books. It is a romance, not an adventure story, and though I don't hate the former, I was expecting the latter.

    28. Kirsa on said:

      Considering that I hated all the court intrigue throughout the book, and that was pretty much all the book consisted of, I didn't like it much. Poor Raoul. Only one more volume left to read before reading The Man in the Iron Mask!

    29. Adam Gutschenritter on said:

      A lot of political intrigue and political romance. I am annoyed with La Valliere and how fickle she is, despite how much she is claimed to be a beacon of virtue. This needs to pick up in the next book.

    30. Kerstin Olcott on said:

      This is the fourth book in the Three Musketeers series. I found it most diappointing. There was very little action and way too much court intrigue. I'm hoping the last two in the series do not disappoint.

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