The Women's War

Alexandre Dumas - Author

Robin Buss - Editor

Robin Buss - Introduction by

Robin Buss - Translator

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ISBN 9780140449778 | 576 pages | 27 Mar 2007 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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A swashbuckling novel by the author of The Three Musketeers

Set in the same period as his best-known novel, Alexandre Dumas’s “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 translation—the first in more than 100 years—shows 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.'
Daily Telegraph