This antiquarian book contains Alexandre Dumas's 1893 historical novel, "e;The Forty-Five Guardsmen"e;. A sequel to "e;Marguerite de Valois"e; and "e;Chicot the Jester"e;, it tells the story of Diane de Meridor's quest for revenge upon Duc d'Anjou for his heinous betrayal of Bussy d'Amboise. A must-read for those who have enjoyed the previous books in this saga, "e;The Forty-Five Guardsmen"e; is worthy of a place on any bookshelf, and is not to be missed by the discerning collector. Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) was a famous French writer. He is best remembered for his exciting romantic sagas, including "e;The Three Musketeers"e; and "e;The Count of Monte Cristo"e;. Despite making a great deal of money from his writing, Dumas was almost perpetually penniless thanks to his extravagant lifestyle. His novels have been translated into nearly a hundred different languages, and have inspired over 200 motion pictures. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing this antiquarian book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.