By Alexandre Dumas père
France within the 1660s is a boiling cauldron of plots and counter-plots as King Louis XIV struggles to increase his energy and rework himself into the "Sun King." Locked in the dreaded Bastille criminal will be his enemies’ final weapon: an nameless prisoner compelled to put on an iron masks in order that none might even see his faceand examine his awesome mystery. yet quickly the famed d’Artagnan and the 3 Musketeers are swept into the actionbut now not at the similar facet! Will they really be compelled to struggle each one other?
As a lot a story of poser and political intrigue as a swashbuckling experience, The guy within the Iron Mask is the ultimate novel in Alexandre Dumas’s sequence of d’Artagnan romances. the tale follows the heroic younger guy from the rustic who, together with his 3 comrades, turns into a robust impression at the process French historical past. but what appears the main tremendous element of the tale is predicated on truth. in the course of Louis XIV’s reign, a mysterious masked prisoner did stay within the Bastille and his identification is still a query to this day.