The Last Cavalier

The Last Cavalier

Being the Adventures of Count Sainte-Hermine in the Age of Napoleon

Audiobook CD - 2009 | Unabridged
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The discovery of Dumas's last, incomplete novel, lost and completely unknown to historians for more than a century, was a literary bombshell. The Last Cavalier is Dumas's swan song, a rousing adventure that completes his epic retelling of French history from the Renaissance (La Reine Margot) to his present day (The Count of Monte Cristo) by filling in that one vital, dramatic era that was missing: the Age of Napoleon.

A tale of family honor and heroic derring-do, The Last Cavalier follows the fortunes of young Hector, Count de Sainte-Hermine, who has sworn an oath to avenge his Royalist family members' deaths by fighting against Napoleon. When he is defeated, he is sentenced to serve as a common soldier in Napoleon's imperial forces. Though he courts death fearlessly, Hector's daring deeds will change his destiny-and Napoleon's.

It is rousing, big spirited, its action sweeping across oceans and continents, its hero gloriously indomitable. This newly discovered last novel of Alexandre Dumas, lost for 125 years in the archives of the National Library in Paris, completes the Dumas oeuvre.

Publisher: Ashland, OR : Blackstone Audio, p2009, c2005
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781441702241
Branch Call Number: DUM
Characteristics: 28 compact discs (ca. 35 hrs. 30 min.)


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Feb 01, 2012

It stops in a rather odd place, given Dumas' style, but the reason it ends slightly abruptly is because Dumas died before he could finish it. Even with the somewhat abrupt ending, it's still excellent and the ending itself still works as a conclusion to the story, to some extent.

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