The first-ever publication in English of the newly discovered last novel by the author of The Three Musketeers

Selected as a top-five novel of the year by The Washington Post

Rousing, big, spirited, its action sweeping across oceans and continents, its hero gloriously indomitable, the last novel of Alexandre Dumas—lost for 125 years in the archives of the National Library in Paris—completes the oeuvre that Dumas imagined at the outset of his literary career. Indeed, the story of France from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century, as Dumas vibrantly retold it in his enormously popular novels, has long been absent one vital, richly historical era: the Age of Napoleon. But no longer. Now, dynamically, in a tale of family honor and undying vengeance, of high adventure and heroic derring-do, The Last Cavalier represents Dumas’ final literary achievement.

ABOUT Alexandre Dumas


    Once of the most famous French writers of the nineteenth century, Alexandre Dumas (1802–1870) is best remembered for his novels The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo, and The Man in the Iron Mask. These books have sold millions of copies worldwide.

    Lauren Yoder is a Professor of French at Davidson College in North Carolina.  As a child, he devoured the novels of Alexandre Dumas. Lauren holds a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.

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