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by Arturo Perez-Reverte,Sonia Soto

eBook The Club Dumas epub
  • ISBN: 1435282027
  • Author: Arturo Perez-Reverte,Sonia Soto
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literary
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: n/a; Reprint edition (May 22, 2008)
  • ePUB size: 1950 kb
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Arturo Perez-Reverte is the internationally best-selling author of CAPTAIN ALATRISTE. He lives in Spain and was elected to the Spanish Royal Academy in 2003.

Arturo Perez-Reverte is the internationally best-selling author of CAPTAIN ALATRISTE.

The Club Dumas, or The Shadow of Richelieu/Arturo Pérez-Reverte; translated from the Spanish by Sonia Soto.

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Perez-Reverte plaits all these teasing strands together with imperturbable skill, leaving the reader wondering until almost the final pages about the significance of his seductive title, and the allegation that Alexandre Dumas's narrative genius was the result of his pact with Satan

Perez-Reverte plaits all these teasing strands together with imperturbable skill, leaving the reader wondering until almost the final pages about the significance of his seductive title, and the allegation that Alexandre Dumas's narrative genius was the result of his pact with Satan.

Arturo Perez-Reverte, Sonia Soto (Translated from the Spanish by).

Arturo Pérez-Reverte - image from Periodistadigital. Corso is an unscrupulous dealer in and acquirer of rare books. When a famous collector is found dead, he is called in to authenticate what is supposedly an original manuscript chapter of The Three Musketeers

Arturo Pérez-Reverte - image from Periodistadigital. When a famous collector is found dead, he is called in to authenticate what is supposedly an original manuscript chapter of The Three Musketeers. He is subsequently engaged to find the remaining known copies of a mysterious book that may have the power to summon Satan himself. The flap copy portrays this as in intellectual thriller and it is indeed that. It would help to be Arturo Pérez-Reverte - image from Periodistadigital.

Pérez-Reverte, Arturo; Soto, Sonia. Think of The Club Dumas as a beach book for intellectuals. -New York Daily News. New York : Vintage International. Part mystery, part puzzle, part witty intertextual game, The Club Dumas is a wholly original intellectual thriller by the internationally bestselling author of The Flanders Panel and The Seville Communion.

Arturo Pérez-Reverte Gutiérrez (born 25 November 1951 in Cartagena) is a Spanish novelist and journalist. He worked as a war correspondent for RTVE and was a war correspondent for 21 years (1973–1994). His first novel, El húsar, set in the Napoleonic Wars, was released in 1986. He is well known outside Spain for his "Alatriste" series of novels. He is now a member of the Royal Spanish Academy, a position he has held since 12 June 2003.

First published in English in 1996, translated from the Spanish by Sonia Soto, The Dumas Club is Arturo Perez-Reverte’s third novel.

ARTURO PEREZ-REVERTE is the author of many critically acclaimed novels, including The Club Dumas, The Flanders Panel, and the Captain Alatriste series. A retired war journalist, he lives in Madrid and is a member of the Royal Spanish Academy. Библиографические данные. Arturo Perez-Reverte.

The Club Dumas improved on the detective story . Filled with elaborate twists and turns, and steeped in book and literary lore, it’s bound to be a bibliophile’s delight.

The Club Dumas improved on the detective story, taking the often predictable formula and con-voluting it with delicious material about eclectic aspects of the literary world. The action parallels the design of 19th-century serial-adventures such as The Three Musketeers, in which crisis after crisis explodes like a string of firecrackers. An intelligent and delightful novel.

Comments: (7)
Mikarr
If you like The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, you should read this masterpiece story. It contains many interesting facts about Dumas and his Musketeers included in adventures of middle-aged book-detective Lucas Corso who searches for the rare book "The Ninth Gate" with the help of mysterious girl Irene with striking green eyes.
Roman Polanski created the movie "The Ninth Gate" that was inspired by this part, but he selected only a fragment of the whole story. Moreover, he also changed the behavior of Liana Taillefer. In the movie, she admired black magic even if her book character had no interest in it. Dumas Club has brilliant ending missing in the movie and also contains the more believable story with the broader background.
hulk
This book - a mixture of suspense, adventure, and the supernatural - would probably be more pleasing to the cognoscenti of the works of Alexander Dumas. I think I could have enjoyed it a lot more if I had remembered more about The Three Musketeers, its characters and plot. My advice would be to refresh (or acquire) lots of information about the works of Dumas before reading this book.
SING
An interesting exploration of a literary agent exploring a known book about the devil transposed with the Dumas story of the "Three Musketeers". While the only devil to be summoned up is that of one's own inner devil...there is an appearance of 'something'. Well worth the read and far better than the Ninth Gate movie.
Delari
Best novel you've never heard of. This book formed the basis of the Roman Polanski movie "The Ninth Gate". Typical of other book-to-film adaptations, the book is so much richer. Set in modern-day Spain, it follows a rare book purveyor/mercenary who has been hired by two separate clients. One client wishes him to authenticate a "missing" chapter from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas entitled "The Anjou Wine." His other client tasks him with authenticating a Medieval book which instructs the reader how to conjure the Devil. Unrelated, right? Or are they? The book is told using many references to classic literature, including (of course) "The Three Musketeers", "Moby Dick", and many others. The characters themselves become characters within these classics, following clues to unlocking the mysteries of the two manuscripts, and paralleling their fates. There is humor, intrigue, mystery, and all around fun in this book. I can't believe that it is not more popular. Pick it up for the weekend (because I guarantee you will not be able to put it down and it's a quick read).
Kulafyn
One of the best modern novels I have ever read and re-read. It's truly a work of story-telling genius. I have purchased copies for many friends, all of whom rave about it. A zillion people have reviewed this book, so I'm just throwing in my belated two cents that this is a reading experience you don't want to miss.
Natety
A decent airplane book. The protagonist is looking for a missing book for which its printer was burned to death at the stake during the inquisition. He learns gradually that the book he is seeking has the last bit of information needed to summmon the devil. He looks back in history to the Inquisition and into the pages of Alexander Dumas' derring do Three Musketeers serials in tracing and authenticating the copies available to him. Then he begins to notice that his search is beginning to look like a series of events and characters from Dumas' writings. The beginning of this mystery is not at all promising. Bedeviled with sensibilities that are distasteful to many, including a scene in which the protagonist decides that a woman is interested in sex because she has large breasts, or, smokes in the presence of antiquarian books, the novel keeps the pages churning because the plot line is compelling. Aside from data dumps, such as a pages long list of antiquarian books, there is fascinating information about the methods of acquiring and authenticating the books. The passions of collectors weave into the plot, as do the dark presence of the devil him/herself. In addition, the European feel for connection to centuries old history is skillfully woven into the scene setting, as when, in passing, a present day Paris apartment that has a view to the Seine is noted by the author to also have had a view of the public burnings during the Inquisition. Nevertheless, the mystery itself is enriched by a plot within a plot device, providing both an interesting puzzle and a dramatic ending. Aside from a more sensitive touch in sex scenes, one can ask little more of this genre.
Bu
I was lead to the work by the Polanski film "The Ninth Gate". If you seen the film and figured that the book must be junk as well, rethink your position. Basically Polanski took everything worthwhile in The Club Dumas and tossed in the dumpster.

Seen as a mystery rather than a Gothic horror this was an intriguing book. The search for the meaning of the original(?) manuscript of The Three Musketeers is fascinating. Who deserves the credit for producing a classic, the researcher or the wordsmith. Why did the last owner kill himself?

For those who do like a little of the supernatural, there is the girl, or she a succubus, calling herself Irene Adler. A gloriously unrepentant demon.
The Kindle edition has some editing flaws, mostly with punctuation, but they're easy enough to overlook, given the quality of the story. Additional annotation and cross-referencing would be nice, especially for some of the Latin and the engravings. This is one of about a dozen books I enjoy reading again and again.
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