The Forty-Five Guardsmen

Alexandre DUMAS (1802 - 1870)


The sequel to "Chicot the Jester" and final book of the "Valois Romances." This story begins six years after the famed "Duel of the Mignons" between the favorites of the courts of King Henry III and Henry the Duke of Guise (somewhat allied with the King's brother, Francis, Duke of Anjou and Alencon). Dumas concludes his historical fiction on the War of the Three Henries while (1) detailing the formation of the Forty-Five Guardsmen (who were to become the Musketeers), (2) following Chicot the Jester as he stays loyal to the failing regency of King Henry III, and (3) continuing the story of Diana (a principal character in the previous book). - Summary by jvanstan

Genre(s): Fictional Biographies & Memoirs, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Porte St. Antoine John Van Stan
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Play 02 What passed outside the Porte St. Antoine John Van Stan
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Play 03 The examination John Van Stan
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Play 04 His majesty Henri the Third John Van Stan
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Play 05 The Execution John Van Stan
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Play 06 The Brothers John Van Stan
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Play 07 The sword of the brave chevalier John Van Stan
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Play 08 The gascon John Van Stan
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Play 09 M. Loignac John Van Stan
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Play 10 The purchase of cuirasses John Van Stan
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Play 11 Still the League John Van Stan
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Play 12 The chamber of his majesty Henri III John Van Stan
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Play 13 The dormitory John Van Stan
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Play 14 The shade of Chicot John Van Stan
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Play 15 The difficulty of finding a good ambassador John Van Stan
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Play 16 The serenade John Van Stan
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Play 17 Chicot's purse John Van Stan
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Play 18 The priory of the Jacobins John Van Stan
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Play 19 The two friends John Van Stan
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Play 20 The breakfast John Van Stan
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Play 21 Brother Borromee John Van Stan
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Play 22 The lesson John Van Stan
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Play 23 The penitent John Van Stan
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Play 24 The ambush John Van Stan
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Play 25 The Guises John Van Stan
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Play 26 The Louvre John Van Stan
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Play 27 The revelation John Van Stan
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Play 28 Two friends John Van Stan
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Play 29 St. Maline John Van Stan
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Play 30 De Loignac's interview with the forty-five John Van Stan
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Play 31 The Bourgeois of Paris John Van Stan
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Play 32 Brother Borromee John Van Stan
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Play 33 Chicot, Latinist John Van Stan
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Play 34 The four winds John Van Stan
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Play 35 How Chicot continued his journey, and what happened to him John Van Stan
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Play 36 The third day of the Journey John Van Stan
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Play 37 Ernanton de Carmainges John Van Stan
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Play 38 The stable-yard John Van Stan
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Play 39 The seven sins of Magdalen John Van Stan
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Play 40 Bel-Esbat John Van Stan
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Play 41 The letter of M. de Mayenne John Van Stan
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Play 42 How Dom Gorenflot blessed the king as he passed before the priory of the Jacobins John Van Stan
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Play 43 How Chicot blessed King Louis II. for having invented posting, and resolved to profit by it John Van Stan
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Play 44 How the King of Navarre guesses that ''Turennius'' means Turenne, and ''Margot'' Margot John Van Stan
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Play 45 The Avenue 3000 Feet Long John Van Stan
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Play 46 Marguerite's room John Van Stan
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Play 47 The explanation John Van Stan
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Play 48 The Spanish Ambassador John Van Stan
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Play 49 The poor of Henri of Navarre John Van Stan
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Play 50 The true mistress of the King of Navarre John Van Stan
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Play 51 Chicot's astonishment at finding himself so popular in Nerac John Van Stan
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Play 52 How the hunted the wolf in Navarre John Van Stan
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Play 53 How Henri of Navarre behaved in battle John Van Stan
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Play 54 What was passing at the Louvre about the time Chicot entered Nerac John Van Stan
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Play 55 Red plume and white plume John Van Stan
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Play 56 The door opens John Van Stan
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Play 57 How a great lady loved in the year 1586 John Van Stan
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Play 58 How St. Maline entered into the Turret and what followed John Van Stan
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Play 59 What was passing in the mysterious house John Van Stan
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Play 60 The laboratory John Van Stan
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Play 61 What M. Francois, Duc d'Anjou, Duc de Brabant and Comte de Flanders was doing in Flanders John Van Stan
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Play 62 Preparations for battle John Van Stan
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Play 63 Monseigneur John Van Stan
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Play 64 Monseigneur (continued) John Van Stan
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Play 65 French and Flemings John Van Stan
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Play 66 The travelers John Van Stan
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Play 67 Explanation John Van Stan
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Play 68 The water John Van Stan
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Play 69 Flight John Van Stan
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Play 70 Transfiguration John Van Stan
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Play 71 The two brothers John Van Stan
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Play 72 The expedition John Van Stan
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Play 73 Paul-Emile John Van Stan
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Play 74 One of the souvenirs of the Duc d'Anjou John Van Stan
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Play 75 How Aurilly executed the commission of the Duc d'Anjou John Van Stan
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Play 76 The journey John Van Stan
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Play 77 How King Henri III. did not invite Grillon to breakfast, and how Chicot invited himself John Van Stan
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Play 78 How, after receiving news from the south, Henri received news from the north John Van Stan
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Play 79 The two companions John Van Stan
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Play 80 The Corne d'Abondance John Van Stan
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Play 81 What happened in the little room John Van Stan
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Play 82 The husband and the lover John Van Stan
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Play 83 Showing how Chicot began to understand the purport of M. de Guise's letter John Van Stan
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Play 84 Le Cardinal de Joyeuse John Van Stan
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Play 85 News from Aurilly John Van Stan
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Play 86 Doubt John Van Stan
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Play 87 Certainty John Van Stan
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Play 88 Fatality John Van Stan
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Play 89 Les hospitalieres John Van Stan
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Play 90 His Highness Monseigneur le Duc de Guise John Van Stan
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Play 91 Postscript John Van Stan
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