Alexandre Dumas: The Conspirators & The Regent's Daughter

Historical Novels

Alexandre Dumas: The Conspirators & The Regent's Daughter
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These historical novels depict the conspiracy by the certain party of the nobility against the regent of France Philippe d'Orléans. Raoul d'Harmental, young aristocrat who came to Paris in 1711, is an adventurer, rather touchy and impetuous. After the king's death, D'Harmental is involved in the conflict between the regent and the party of malcontents who wished to take him down. The duchess, whose husband was deprived of his rights by the regent, makes proposals in this direction. D'Harmental must remove the Duke of Orleans and take him to Spain. The Regent's Daughter is a sequel to The Conspirators. Philippe d'Orléans, regent of France, although having a hard time with his two daughters and a son, wants to take care of another young girl, his illegitimate and hidden daughter, Helene de Chaverny, raised in a convent as an orphan. Helene, who ignores his parentage, is in love with Chevalier Gaston de Chanley, a conspirator involved in a plot against the regent. Young lovers, eager to get married, head towards the Paris unaware of the dramatic tangle that is played around them. Alexandre Dumas, père (1802-1870) was a French writer whose works have been translated into nearly 100 languages and he is one of the most widely read French authors. His most famous works are The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.

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