Taking the Bastile: Ange Pitou

by Alexandre Dumas (Author), Henry Llewellyn Williams (Translator)
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To rescue one man, they must start a revolution.

It’s 1789, and Paris is on the brink of revolt. The king’s own physician, Dr. Gilbert, had been thrown in jail for being a subversive. But Gilbert’s friends are planning an audacious rescue. It will be the trigger for the entire revolution, sparking events that would change France, and the world, forever.

Part of the "Marie Antoinette Romances", "Taking the Bastille: Ange Pitou" is historical fiction as only Alexandre Dumas can write it. An action-packed, high-stakes drama, it features many famous figures of the time. These include the preening queen Marie Antoinette, and Marquis de Lafayette, who’ll be familiar to lovers of the musical "Hamilton".

Alexandre Dumas (1802 - 1870) was a hugely popular 19th Century French writer. Born of mixed French and Haitian heritage, Dumas first rose to prominence in Paris as a playwright, but later gained international fame with his historical fiction.

Often co-authored with other writers, these stories wove together swashbuckling adventure, romance, and real events from France’s past. Among the best known are "The Three Musketeers", and its sequels "Twenty Years After", and "Le Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later". Set across four decades, this trilogy follows the rise of the dashing D’Artagnan—from hot-headed soldier to trusted captain under Louis XIV.

Dumas’ other novels include "The Count of Monte Cristo" and "The Black Tulip". His works have been adapted into more than 200 movies, including The Man in the Iron Mask starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Publication date
July 05, 2021

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