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The Forty-Five Guardsmen

Gelesen von John Van Stan

(4,523 Sterne; 44 Bewertungen)

The sequel to "Chicot the Jester" and final book of the "Valois Romances." This story begins six years after the famed "Duel of the Mignons" between the favorites of the courts of King Henry III and Henry the Duke of Guise (somewhat allied with the King's brother, Francis, Duke of Anjou and Alencon). Dumas concludes his historical fiction on the War of the Three Henries while (1) detailing the formation of the Forty-Five Guardsmen (who were to become the Musketeers), (2) following Chicot the Jester as he stays loyal to the failing regency of King Henry III, and (3) continuing the story of Diana (a principal character in the previous book). - Summary by jvanstan (15 hr 47 min)

Chapters

The Porte St. Antoine

9:19

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What passed outside the Porte St. Antoine

11:29

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The examination

5:58

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His majesty Henri the Third

9:30

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The Execution

11:48

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The Brothers

19:37

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The sword of the brave chevalier

8:06

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The gascon

7:51

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M. Loignac

7:42

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The purchase of cuirasses

9:45

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Still the League

8:08

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The chamber of his majesty Henri III

8:17

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The dormitory

7:28

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The shade of Chicot

15:31

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The difficulty of finding a good ambassador

12:14

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The serenade

9:09

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Chicot's purse

4:32

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The priory of the Jacobins

6:22

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The two friends

8:16

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The breakfast

4:50

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Brother Borromee

7:14

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The lesson

7:57

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The penitent

5:40

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The ambush

9:18

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The Guises

5:26

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The Louvre

5:46

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The revelation

7:40

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Two friends

5:29

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St. Maline

7:40

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De Loignac's interview with the forty-five

10:12

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The Bourgeois of Paris

9:43

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Brother Borromee

6:08

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Chicot, Latinist

5:30

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The four winds

6:02

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How Chicot continued his journey, and what happened to him

8:37

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The third day of the Journey

6:37

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Ernanton de Carmainges

9:47

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The stable-yard

10:39

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The seven sins of Magdalen

9:27

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Bel-Esbat

14:22

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The letter of M. de Mayenne

9:49

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How Dom Gorenflot blessed the king as he passed before the priory of the Jacobi…

11:41

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How Chicot blessed King Louis II. for having invented posting, and resolved to …

11:07

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How the King of Navarre guesses that ''Turennius'' means Turenne, and ''Margot'…

9:06

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The Avenue 3000 Feet Long

5:46

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Marguerite's room

6:11

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The explanation

11:05

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The Spanish Ambassador

9:15

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The poor of Henri of Navarre

13:29

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The true mistress of the King of Navarre

9:50

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Chicot's astonishment at finding himself so popular in Nerac

14:58

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How the hunted the wolf in Navarre

11:21

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How Henri of Navarre behaved in battle

11:29

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What was passing at the Louvre about the time Chicot entered Nerac

14:24

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Red plume and white plume

9:13

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The door opens

9:08

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How a great lady loved in the year 1586

17:52

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How St. Maline entered into the Turret and what followed

10:01

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What was passing in the mysterious house

11:11

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The laboratory

6:53

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What M. Francois, Duc d'Anjou, Duc de Brabant and Comte de Flanders was doing i…

9:43

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Preparations for battle

13:58

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Monseigneur

5:54

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Monseigneur (continued)

9:49

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French and Flemings

14:45

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The travelers

8:56

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Explanation

10:10

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The water

10:17

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Flight

13:43

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Transfiguration

8:05

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The two brothers

11:30

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The expedition

9:13

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Paul-Emile

11:33

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One of the souvenirs of the Duc d'Anjou

18:17

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How Aurilly executed the commission of the Duc d'Anjou

14:33

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The journey

7:55

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How King Henri III. did not invite Grillon to breakfast, and how Chicot invited…

16:35

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How, after receiving news from the south, Henri received news from the north

13:17

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The two companions

6:41

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The Corne d'Abondance

5:01

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What happened in the little room

27:56

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The husband and the lover

17:53

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Showing how Chicot began to understand the purport of M. de Guise's letter

15:15

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Le Cardinal de Joyeuse

22:07

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News from Aurilly

10:09

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Doubt

16:11

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Certainty

17:05

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Fatality

14:05

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Les hospitalieres

18:40

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His Highness Monseigneur le Duc de Guise

6:30

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Postscript

2:27

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Bewertungen

An exciting conclusion

(4,5 Sterne)

Take notes or do your research so you can remember who everyone is as Dumas once again draws you into epic historical fiction on France. The reader once again does a great job handling a long and complex work with many challenging names and foreign words thrown in.

(4,5 Sterne)

These historical novels of Alexander Dumas are really enjoyable

BUSSEY IS RIGHTLY AVENGED

(5 Sterne)

It is amazing that Dumas could produce so many gripping historical novels. This one is not as focused as some, but it is still a very fine story. Van Stan is a marvel!

(2 Sterne)

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