It's great, Great, GREAT, but a shadow hung over the entire book making wonder what I was missing.
The relationships between Catherine and her children as well as those between Henry, Margot, and their friends, foes, and lovers are at the center of the story.
This is Dumas at his almost-finest, very vivid and exciting, great characters and plot, even Nostradamus!
La Reine Margot est une histoire historique avec l'amour, la mort, et l'intrigue. On rencontre Charles IX, intelligent, quelquefois gentil, ét quelquefois sur le pouce de... Read morePublished 4 days ago by J.K. George
Murder, rescues, intrigue, passion, desire, bloodshed, massacres, death, necromancy, betrayal, poisoned cosmetics, marriages of convenience, infidelity, open marriages, poisoned... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tom From NY
After you have read The Three Musketeers (and Twenty Years After and The Man in the Iron Mask too) and The Count of Monte Christo, then, not expecting anyone (including myself) to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by David H. Eisenberg
The infamous Saint Bartholomew Day Massacre is the historical backdrop for this wonderful story of love and death. Read morePublished 20 months ago by pbeckmann
I discovered Alexandre Dumas when I was in my early teens. The first book of his I read, The Three Musketeers, impressed me so much that I have since devoured every historical... Read morePublished 22 months ago by CatLover
I love love love Dumas Pere. La Reine Margot (Oxford World's Classics) is one of his relatively lesser-known works, but it is just as fabulous as his more commonly recognized... Read morePublished on July 18, 2011 by Jill-Elizabeth (Jill Franclemont)
I would like to respond to these people commenting on whether these Oxford edtions are abridged or not. I just picked up a copy of the Oxford-"Count of Monte Cristo". Read morePublished on February 4, 2011 by Odo of Venafro
If you do a little research you will see that there are--at most--30 to 40 pages missing from this edition. Read morePublished on January 13, 2011 by D. MATRANGA
This item is an abridged version - not the original one. The printing is very bad - not easy to read.Published on November 5, 2010 by kolibri