When thousands are being executed, would you risk your life to save a stranger? That’s the choice faced by Dr. Ledru in Alexandre Dumas’ ”Solange”.
It’s the time of The Terror, and across France, the nobility are being put to the guillotine. So when a beautiful young aristocrat begs for his help, Dr. Ledru must choose which side of the Revolution he is on.
Set during the French Revolution’s bloodiest period, ”Solange” is a tightly-wound short story from the author of ”The Three Musketeers”. It will keep you guessing right up until the shock twist ending. A must for Dumas fans and lovers of suspense.
Alexandre Dumas (1802 - 1870) was a hugely popular 19th Century French writer. Born of mixed French and Haitian heritage, Dumas first rose to prominence in Paris as a playwright, but later gained international fame with his historical fiction.
Often co-authored with other writers, these stories wove together swashbuckling adventure, romance, and real events from France’s past. Among the best known are ”The Three Musketeers”, and its sequels ”Twenty Years After” and ”Le Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later”. Set across four decades, this trilogy follows the rise of the dashing D’Artagnan—from hot-headed soldier to trusted captain under Louis XIV.
Dumas’ other novels include ”The Count of Monte Cristo” and ”The Black Tulip”. His works have been adapted into more than 200 movies, including ”The Man in the Iron Mask” starring Leonardo DiCaprio.