When the destinies of King Louis XIV and a mysterious prisoner in an iron mask converge, the Three Musketeers and D'Artagnan find themselves caught between conflicting loyalties.
In the Musketeers' final adventure, D'Artagnan remains in the service of the corrupt King Louis XIV after the Three Musketeers have retired and gone their separate ways. Meanwhile, a mysterious prisoner in an iron mask wastes away deep inside the Bastille. When the destinies of king and prisoner converge, the Three Musketeers and D'Artagnan find themselves caught between conflicting loyalties.
A Companion to John Adams and John Quincy Adams presents a collection of original historiographic essays contributed by leading historians that cover diverse aspects of the lives, politics, and post-presidential careers of the second and sixth US presidents, as well as their respective spouses, Abigail and Louisa Catherine. Initial chapters focus on John Adams and proceed chronologically from his background in Massachusetts through key topics relating to his presidency, including foreign affairs and domestic politics. Several essays bring to light issues that continue to foster scholarly debate, such as Adams' role in the tailspin of the Federalists in the late 1790s, while other essays consider Abigail Adams and her significance as a touchstone figure in the history of American women. The second section of this companion addresses the extraordinarily rich career of John Quincy Adams, placing special emphasis on topics relating to domestic and foreign affairs, two presidential elections, and his especially noteworthy post-presidential career as a Congressman who played a pivotal role in the sectional strife over slavery during the 1830s-40s. The Adams' enduring family legacy is further explored through coverage of film representations and relationships among the first and second generation of Adamses.
Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) was the author of more than ninety plays and many novels, including the Three Musketeers trilogy and The Count of Monte Cristo.Francine Du Plessix Gray is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-finalist At Home with the Marquis de Sade, among other works.Joachim Neugroschel has won three PEN translation awards and the French-American translation prize. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Joachim Neugroschel has won three PEN translation awards and the French-American translation prize. Francine Du Plessix Gray is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-finalist "At Home with the Marquis de Sade".