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The Vicomte de Bragelonne
Alexandre Dumas
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The Vicomte de Bragelonne
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The events of the early days of Louis XIV’s majority reign in France, including the continuing story of the four musketeers who served both Louis XIV’s father and himself.

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Dramatis Personae
The Vicomte de Bragelonne
Part I: The Vicomte de Braggelone
1: The Letter
2: The Messenger
3: The Interview
4: Father and Son
5: In Which Something Will Be Said of Cropoli—Of Cropoli and of a Great Unknown Painter
6: The Unknown
7: Parry
8: What His Majesty King Louis XIV Was at the Age of Twenty-Two
9: In Which the Unknown of the Hostelry of Les Medici Loses His Incognito
10: The Arithmetic of M. de Mazarin
11: Mazarin’s Policy
12: The King and the Lieutenant
13: Marie de Mancini
14: In Which the King and the Lieutenant Each Give Proofs of Memory
15: The Proscribed
16: “Remember!”
17: In Which Aramis Is Sought, and Only Bazin Is Found
18: In Which d’Artagnan Seeks Porthos, and Only Finds Mousqueton
19: What d’Artagnan Went to Paris For
20: Of the Society Which Was Formed in the Rue des Lombards, at the Sign of the Pilon d’Or, to Carry Out the Idea of M. d’Artagnan
21: In Which d’Artagnan Prepares to Travel for the House of Planchet and Company
22: D’Artagnan Travels for the House of Planchet and Company
23: In Which the Author, Very Unwillingly, Is Forced to Write a Little History
24: The Treasure
25: The Marsh
26: Heart and Mind
27: The Next Day
28: Smuggling
29: In Which d’Artagnan Begins to Fear He Has Placed His Money and That of Planchet in the Sinking Fund
30: The Shares of Planchet and Company Rise Again to Par
31: Monck Reveals Himself
32: Athos and d’Artagnan Meet Once More at the Hostelry of the Corne du Cerf
33: The Audience
34: Of the Embarrassment of Riches
35: On the Canal
36: How d’Artagnan Drew, as a Fairy Would Have Done, a Country-Seat from a Deal Box
37: How d’Artagnan Regulated the “Assets” of the Company Before He Established Its “Liabilities”
38: In Which It Is Seen That the French Grocer Had Already Been Established in the Seventeenth Century
39: Mazarin’s Gaming Party
40: An Affair of State
41: The Recital
42: In Which Mazarin Becomes Prodigal
43: Guénaud
44: Colbert
45: Confession of a Man of Wealth
46: The Donation
47: How Anne of Austria Gave One Piece of Advice to Louis XIV, and How M. Foquet Gave Him Another
48: Agony
49: The First Appearance of Colbert
50: The First Day of the Royalty of Louis XIV
51: A Passion
52: D’Artagnan’s Lesson
53: The King
54: The Houses of M. Fouquet
55: The Abbé Fouquet
56: M. de La Fontaine’s Wine
57: The Gallery of Saint-Mandé
58: Epicureans
59: A Quarter of an Hour’s Delay
60: Plan of Battle
61: The Cabaret of the Image-de-Notre-Dame
62: Vive Colbert!
63: How M. d’Eymeris’s Diamond Passed Into the Hands of M. d’Artagnan
64: On the Notable Difference d’Artagnan Finds Between Monsieur the Intendant and Monsieur the Superintendent
65: Philosophy of the Heart and Mind
66: The Journey
67: How d’Artagnan Became Acquainted with a Poet, Who Had Turned Printer for the Sake of Printing His Own Verses
68: d’Artagnan Continues His Investigations
69: In Which the Reader, No Doubt, Will Be as Astonished as d’Artagnan Was to Meet an Old Acquaintance
70: Wherein the Ideas of d’Artagnan, at First Strangely Clouded, Begin to Clear Up a Little
71: A Procession at Vannes
72: The Grandeur of the Bishop of Vannes
73: In Which Porthos Begins to Be Sorry for Having Come with d’Artagnan
74: In Which d’Artagnan Makes All Speed, Porthos Snores, and Aramis Counsels
75: In Which Monsieur Fouquet Acts
76: In Which d’Artagnan at Last Places His Hand Upon His Captain’s Commission
77: A Lover and His Mistress
78: In Which We at Length See the True Heroine of This History Appear
79: Malicorne and Manicamp
80: Manicamp and Malicorne
81: The Courtyard of the Hôtel Grammont
82: The Portrait of Madame
83: Le Havre
84: At Sea
85: The Tents
86: Night
87: From Le Havre to Paris
88: An Account of What the Chevalier de Lorraine Thought of Madame
89: The Surprise of Madame de Montalais
90: The Consent of Athos
91: Monsieur Becomes Jealous of the Duke of Buckingham
92: Forever!
Part II: Louise de La Vallière
93: King Louis XIV Does Not Think Mademoiselle de La Vallière Either Rich Enough or Pretty Enough for a Gentleman of the Rank of the Vicomte de Bragelonne
94: Sword-Thrusts in the Water
95: Sword-Thrusts in the Water (Concluded)
96: Baisemeaux de Montlezun
97: The King’s Card-Table
98: M. Baisemeaux de Montlezun’s Accounts
99: The Breakfast at Monsieur de Baisemeaux’s
100: The Second Floor of La Bertaudière
101: The Two Friends
102: Madame de Bellière’s Plate
103: The Dowry
104: Le Terrain de Dieu
105: Threefold Love
106: M. de Lorraine’s Jealousy
107: Monsieur Is Jealous of Guiche
108: The Mediator
109: The Advisers
110: Fontainebleau
111: The Bath
112: The Butterfly-Chase
113: What Was Caught After the Butterflies
114: The Ballet of the Seasons
115: The Nymphs of the Park of Fontainebleau
116: What Was Said Under the Royal Oak
117: The King’s Uneasiness
118: The King’s Secret
119: Courses de Nuit
120: In Which Madame Acquires a Proof That Listeners Hear What Is Said
121: Aramis’s Correspondence
122: The Orderly Clerk
123: Fontainebleau at Two O’Clock in the Morning
124: The Labyrinth
125: How Malicorne Had Been Turned Out of the Hotel of the Beau Paon
126: What Actually Occurred at the Inn Called the Beau Paon
127: A Jesuit of the Eleventh Year
128: The State Secret
129: A Mission
130: Happy as a Prince
131: Story of a Dryad and a Naiad
132: Conclusion of the Story of a Naiad and of a Dryad
133: Royal Psychology
134: Something That Neither Naiad Nor Dryad Foresaw
135: The New General of the Jesuits
136: The Storm
137: The Shower of Rain
138: Toby
139: Madame’s Four Chances
140: The Lottery
141: Malaga
142: A Letter from M. Baisemeaux
143: In Which the Reader Will Be Delighted to Find That Porthos Has Lost Nothing of His Strength
144: The Rat and the Cheese
145: Planchet’s Country-House
146: Showing What Could Be Seen from Planchet’s House
147: How Porthos, Trüchen, and Planchet Parted with Each Other on Friendly Terms, Thanks to d’Artagnan
148: The Presentation of Porthos at Court
149: Explanations
150: Madame and de Guiche
151: Montalais and Malicorne
152: How de Wardes Was Received at Court
153: The Combat
154: The King’s Supper
155: After Supper
156: Showing in What Way d’Artagnan Discharged the Mission with Which the King Had Entrusted Him
157: The Encounter
158: The Physician
159: Wherein d’Artagnan Perceives That It Was He Who Was Mistaken, and Manicamp Who Was Right
160: Showing the Advantage of Having Two Strings to One’s Bow
161: M. Malicorne the Keeper of the Records of France
162: The Journey
163: Triumfeminate
164: The First Quarrel
165: Despair
166: The Flight
167: Showing How Louis, on His Part, Had Passed the Time from Ten to Half-Past Twelve at Night
168: The Ambassadors
169: Chaillot
170: Madame
171: Mademoiselle de La Vallière’s Pocket-Handkerchief
172: Which Treats of Gardeners, of Ladders, and Maids of Honor
173: Which Treats of Carpentry Operations, and Furnishes Details Upon the Mode of Constructing Staircases
174: The Promenade by Torchlight
175: The Apparition
176: The Portrait
177: Hampton Court
178: The Courier from Madame
179: Saint-Aignan Follows Malicorne’s Advice
Part III: The Man in the Iron Mask
180: Two Old Friends
181: Wherein May Be Seen That a Bargain Which Cannot Be Made with One Person, Can Be Carried Out with Another
182: The Skin of the Bear
183: An Interview with the Queen-Mother
184: Two Friends
185: How Jean de La Fontaine Came to Write His First Tale
186: La Fontaine in the Character of a Negotiator
187: Madame de Bellière’s Plate and Diamonds
188: M. de Mazarin’s Receipt
189: Monsieur Colbert’s Rough Draft
190: In Which the Author Thinks It Is High Time to Return to the Vicomte de Bragelonne
191: Bragelonne Continues His Inquiries
192: Two Jealousies
193: A Domiciliary Visit
194: Porthos’s Plan of Action
195: The Change of Residence, the Trapdoor, and the Portrait
196: Rivals in Politics
197: Rivals in Love
198: King and Noble
199: After the Storm
200: Heu! Miser!
201: Wounds Within Wounds
202: What Raoul Had Guessed
203: Three Guests Astonished to Find Themselves at Supper Together
204: What Took Place at the Louvre During the Supper at the Bastille
205: Political Rivals
206: In Which Porthos Is Convinced Without Having Understood Anything
207: M. de Baisemeaux’s “Society”
208: The Prisoner
209: How Mouston Had Become Fatter Without Giving Porthos Notice Thereof, and of the Troubles Which Consequently Befell That Worthy Gentleman
210: Who Messire Jean Percerin Was
211: The Patterns
212: Where, Probably, Molière Obtained His First Idea of the Bourgeois Gentilhomme
213: The Beehive, the Bees, and the Honey
214: Another Supper at the Bastille
215: The General of the Order
216: The Tempter
217: Crown and Tiara
218: The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte
219: The Wine of Melun
220: Nectar and Ambrosia
221: A Gascon, and a Gascon and a Half
222: Colbert
223: Jealousy
224: High Treason
225: A Night at the Bastille
226: The Shadow of M. Fouquet
227: The Morning
228: The King’s Friend
229: Showing How the Countersign Was Respected at the Bastille
230: The King’s Gratitude
231: The False King
232: In Which Porthos Thinks He Is Pursuing a Duchy
233: The Last Adieux
234: Monsieur de Beaufort
235: Preparations for Departure
236: The Inventory of Planchet
237: The Inventory of M. de Beaufort
238: The Silver Dish
239: Captive and Jailers
240: Promises
241: Among Women
242: The Last Supper
243: In M. Colbert’s Carriage
244: The Two Lighters
245: Friendly Advice
246: How the King, Louis XIV, Played His Little Part
247: The White Horse and the Black Horse
248: In Which the Squirrel Falls—In Which the Adder Flies
249: Belle-Île-en-Mer
250: Explanations by Aramis
251: Result of the Ideas of the King, and the Ideas of d’Artagnan
252: The Ancestors of Porthos
253: The Son of Biscarrat
254: The Grotto of Locmaria
255: The Grotto
256: An Homeric Song
257: The Death of a Titan
258: The Epitaph of Porthos
259: The Round of M. de Gesvres
260: King Louis XIV
261: The Friends of M. Fouquet
262: Porthos’s Will
263: The Old Age of Athos
264: The Vision of Athos
265: The Angel of Death
266: The Bulletin
267: The Last Canto of the Poem
Epilogue
The Death of d’Artagnan
Endnotes
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