Twenty Years After Gift

Twenty Years After Gift

By Alexandre Dumas
Book Description

Twenty Years After(1845), the sequel toThe Three Musketeers, is a supreme creation of suspense and heroic adventure. Two decades have passed since the musketeers triumphed over Cardinal Richelieu and Milady. Time has weakened their resolve, and dispersed their loyalties. But treasons and strategems still cry out for justice: civil war endangers the throne of France, while in England Cromwell threatens to send Charles I to the scaffold. Dumas brings his immortal quartet out of retirement to cross swords with time, the malevolence of men, and the forces of history. But their greatest test is a titanic struggle with the son of Milady, who wears the face of Evil. The only edition in print, David Coward sets both the author and his exciting tale in their historical and cultural contexts. About the Series:For over 100 yearsOxford World's Classicshas made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Table of Contents
  • 1. The Shade of Cardinal Richelieu.
  • 2. A Nightly Patrol.
  • 3. Dead Animosities.
  • 4. Anne of Austria at the Age of Forty-six.
  • 5. The Gascon and the Italian.
  • 6. D'Artagnan in his Fortieth Year.
  • 7. Touches upon the Strange Effects a Half-pistole may have.
  • 8. D'Artagnan, Going to a Distance to discover Aramis.
  • 9. The Abbe D'Herblay.
  • 10. Monsieur Porthos du Vallon de Bracieux de Pierrefonds.
  • 11. Wealth does not necessarily produce Happiness.
  • 12. Porthos was Discontented with his Condition.
  • 13. Two Angelic Faces.
  • 14. The Castle of Bragelonne.
  • 15. Athos as a Diplomatist.
  • 16. The Duc de Beaufort.
  • 17. Duc de Beaufort amused his Leisure Hours in the Donjon of Vincennes.
  • 18. Grimaud begins his Functions.
  • 19. Pates made by the Successor of Father Marteau are described.
  • 20. One of Marie Michon's Adventures.
  • 21. The Abbe Scarron.
  • 22. Saint Denis.
  • 23. One of the Forty Methods of Escape of the Duc de Beaufort.
  • 24. The timely Arrival of D'Artagnan in Paris.
  • 25. An Adventure on the High Road.
  • 26. The Rencontre.
  • 27. The four old Friends prepare to meet again.
  • 28. The Place Royale.
  • 29. The Ferry across the Oise.
  • 30. Skirmishing.
  • 31. The Monk.
  • 32. The Absolution.
  • 33. Grimaud Speaks.
  • 34. On the Eve of Battle.
  • 35. A Dinner in the Old Style.
  • 36. A Letter from Charles the First.
  • 37. Cromwell's Letter.
  • 38. Henrietta Maria and Mazarin.
  • 39. How, sometimes, the Unhappy mistake Chance for Providence.
  • 40. Uncle and Nephew.
  • 41. Paternal Affection.
  • 42. Another Queen in Want of Help.
  • 43. In which it is proved that first Impulses are oftentimes the best.
  • 44. Te Deum for the Victory of Lens.
  • 45. The Beggar of St. Eustache.
  • 46. The Tower of St. Jacques de la Boucherie.
  • 47. The Riot.
  • 48. The Riot becomes a Revolution.
  • 49. Misfortune refreshes the Memory.
  • 50. The Interview.
  • 51. The Flight.
  • 52. The Carriage of Monsieur le Coadjuteur.
  • 53. How D'Artagnan and Porthos earned by selling Straw.
  • 54. In which we hear Tidings of Aramis.
  • 55. The Scotchman.
  • 56. The Avenger.
  • 57. Oliver Cromwell.
  • 58. Jesus Seigneur.
  • 59. Noble Natures never lose Courage, nor good Stomachs their Appetites.
  • 60. Respect to Fallen Majesty.
  • 61. D'Artagnan hits on a Plan.
  • 62. London.
  • 63. The Trial.
  • 64. Whitehall.
  • 65. The Workmen.
  • 66. Remember!
  • 67. The Man in the Mask.
  • 68. Cromwell's House.
  • 69. Conversational.
  • 70. The Skiff "Lightning."
  • 71. Port Wine.
  • 72. End of the Port Wine Mystery.
  • 73. Fatality.
  • 74. How Mousqueton had a Narrow Escape of being eaten.
  • 75. The Return.
  • 76. The Ambassadors.
  • 77. The three Lieutenants of the Generalissimo.
  • 78. The Battle of Charenton.
  • 79. The Road to Picardy.
  • 80. The Gratitude of Anne of Austria.
  • 81. Cardinal Mazarin as King.
  • 82. Precautions.
  • 83. Strength and Sagacity.
  • 84. Strength and Sagacity--Continued.
  • 85. The Oubliettes of Cardinal Mazarin.
  • 86. Conferences.
  • 87. Thinking that Porthos will be at last a Baron, and D'Artagnan a Captain.
  • 88. Shows how with Threat and Pen more is effected than by the Sword.
  • 89. Difficult for Kings to return to the Capitals of their Kingdoms.
  • 90. Conclusion.
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