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Under the Red Robe

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Published: 1894
Language: English
Wordcount: 65,651 / 173 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,248
mnybks.net#: 7366

It was bold to take Richelieu and his time as a subject and thus to challenge comparison with Dumas's immortal musketeers; but the result justifies the boldness.... The plot is admirably clear and strong, the diction singularly concise and telling, and the stirring events are so managed as not to degenerate into sensationalism. Few better novels of adventure than this have ever been written.

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sum--argued a pretty staunch friend, and one of whom a man might reasonably be proud.

The knave sniggered maliciously. 'A crooked dwarfish man left it,' he said. 'I doubt I might call him a tailor and not be far out.'

'Chut!' I answered--but I was a little out of countenance, nevertheless. 'I understand. An honest fellow enough, and in debt to me! I am glad he remembered. But when am I to go, friend?'

'In an hour,' he answered sullenly. Doubtless he had looked to get one of the crowns; but I was too old a hand for that. If I came back I could buy his services; and if I did not I should have wasted my money.

Nevertheless, a little later, when I found myself on my way to the Hotel Richelieu under so close a guard that I could see nothing in the street except the figures that immediately surrounded me, I wished that I had given him the money. At such times, when all hangs in the balance and the sky is overcast, the mind runs on luck and old superstitions, and is prone to think a crow

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2012.06.18
Paul Hatton
***..

fairly well written tale of swords and intrigue under the 'reigh' of Cardinal Richleiu. Moves along well, and the characters develop nicely. Perhaps not the best example of this genre, but worth a look


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