The Prisoner in the Mask

The Prisoner in the Mask Jan Oct The Duke de Richleau had British nationality But why Why should a French aristocrat renounce his country and live in exile The answer lay in the Paris of the nineties a world of super

  • Title: The Prisoner in the Mask
  • Author: Dennis Wheatley
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 141
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Jan 1894 Oct 1903The Duke de Richleau had British nationality But why Why should a French aristocrat renounce his country and live in exile The answer lay in the Paris of the nineties a world of superficial glamour, and under the surface, deep social and political trouble The army, discredited by the Dreyfus case, was being purged The young de Richleau, cadet and tJan 1894 Oct 1903The Duke de Richleau had British nationality But why Why should a French aristocrat renounce his country and live in exile The answer lay in the Paris of the nineties a world of superficial glamour, and under the surface, deep social and political trouble The army, discredited by the Dreyfus case, was being purged The young de Richleau, cadet and then instructor at the military academy of St Cyr, became involved in a conspiracy A conspiracy to restore the French monarchy The Duc de Vendome was secretly coached in his future role of King.Then, the conspiracy was betrayed The results death for some For Richleau, the life of a fugitive, but a fugitive who had declared a single handed vendetta against the government who was determined to rescue the Prince.

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    1. This book is soooooo prophetic to what's going on in America today that it should be read by people today with a sort of Nostradamus effectOriginally published in 1957 as more or less a sort of Historical Fiction about France in the late 1800's and early 1900''s, the socialists and their attempt to subjugate France is the major part of the antagonist. I kid you not, but Obama can be the Prime Minister of France and General Andrè as Eric Holder. That's what a corrupt, thoughtless, and wasteful g [...]

    2. A rip roaring trip through Paris in the naughty nineties and early twentieth century. Wheatley mixes historical events into the story with an elegance that few thriller writers have. This story has aged better than many of his works avoiding the heavy handed politics and decidedly old fashioned (to say the least) mores that can make his work trying for the modern sensibilities. Put simply if Wheatley were alive today he would be a celebrity UKIP supporter, if he could be convinced that they were [...]

    3. I started reading this after the more famous The Devil Rides Out which I believe is actually the 4th in the series. However it was a surprise to find this to be more in the vein of The Man in the Iron Mask and The Count of Monte Cristo. No where up to the standard of the latter but a good adventure yarn with an historical background. I'll be reading the next in the series.

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