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Although this is a novel it is nevertheless based on actual historical figures and events. The events in question, as this book showcase is based on the diamond necklace incident which further cemented the hatred of the French people for their nobility and led to the French revolution as well as the reign of terror. This book manages to build on the same and showcases one of the incidents which played a key pivotal role in the overthrow of the French Monarchy.
What makes this book stand out?
beautifully crafted plot with strong central characters
Read it for
Definitely, Dumas at his very best which is why this book is ranked as one of the top Alexandre dumas bestsellers
Don't read it for
if you are not into Dumas, you may want to give this a miss