The Women's War
A swashbuckling novel by the author of The Three Musketeers
Set in the same period as his best-known novel, Alexandre Dumass forgotten masterpiece (Le Monde) features two steely and preternaturally modern heroines fighting on opposite sides of the wars that ravaged seventeenth-century France. An unabashed page-turner, humorous, dramatic, and crackling with panache, this new English translationthe first in more than 100 yearsshows Dumas at the peak of his powers.
'Full of political intrigues, perilous scrapes and secret, underground tunnels... a grand comedy... Robin Buss's translation subtly modernises the language while remaining true to the spirit of the period.'