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Le Page du duc de Savoie; Emmanuel Philibert

The Page of the Duke of Savoy; The Duke's Page; Leone-Leona + Saint Quentin + The Tourney of the Rue Saint Antoine

roman/novel, pub:1855, action:1528-1580

Account of Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy, who bests Henri II in warfare, and then makes peace with him. Sequel to Les Deux Diane.


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    M. Dumas Obliges: The Story of a Romance with Two Endings


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    Reed, Frank Wild: M. Dumas Obliges: The Story of a Romance with Two Endings - available to read online!
    The Page of the Duke of Savoy I - New York, P. F. Collier & Son, n.d., The Works of Alexandre Dumas in Thirty Volumes (vol. 20), blue cloth, gilt spine
    The Page of the Duke of Savoy II - New York, P. F. Collier & Son, n.d., The Works of Alexandre Dumas in Thirty Volumes (vol. 21), blue cloth, gilt spine


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From A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas père by Frank Wild Reed:
     A fine story in which Dumas apparently had no collaborator.
     It runs parallel to "Les Deux Diane" (see page 209), and is often spoken of as its sequel, but this is not correct. It deals with the end of the reign of Henri II., the Battle of Saint-Quentin, the death of the king at the band of Montgomery, and the peace of Cateau-Cambresis. Period 1528-80, but mainly 1555 to 1559.
     It first appeared, very handsomely illustrated, in parts, from the firm of Perrin (Turin), as a portion of a long work, contracted for. to deal romantically with the House of Savoy. It was there entitled "Emmanuel Philibert " (refer to pp. 275-77).
     It had first been intended to call it, in this present later form, "Leone-Leona," and Dumas so refers to it in "Le Mousquetaire" for February 1st, 1854. Quite possibly the recollection that George Sand had produced a work entitled "Leone Leoni" in 1835 caused a change of title.
     After its issue by Perrin, it ran as a serial in "Le Constitutionnel" during 1854, as "Le Page du Duc de Savoie," under which title it has ever since been issued.
     The first French edition (and the original as "Le Page du Duc de Savoie"): Paris, Cadot, 8 vols., 8vo., 1855. In this edition the story itself ends on page 149 of the last volume, which is then completed by the insertion of ten "Causeries," all drawn from the pages of "Le Mousquetaire," where they appeared on the following dates : October 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st; November 5th; October 7th; September 23rd ; August 4th ; October 25th ; November 9th, in that order, all during 1854. The first four are those devoted to "La Dame au Volubilis," which gave rise to the attack by Madame Clémence Badère: "Le Soleil Alexandre Dumas," 1855.
         Vol. I., pp. 318, with table of contents
         Vol. II., pp. 302, with table of contents
         Vol. III., pp. 307, with table of contents
         Vol. IV., pp. 314, with table of contents
         Vol. V., pp. 311, with table of contents
         Vol. VI., pp. 311, with table of contents
         Vol. VII., pp. 325, with table of contents
         Vol. VIII., pp. 319, with table of contents
     First illustrated edition issued in France: Paris, Dufour, Mulat et Boulanger, large 8vo., 12 plates (Parran says 13) by Gustave Doré, 1857.
     It now fills two volumes in the standard Calmann-Lévy edition. and one in the same firm's "Musée Littéraire."
     It forms part of Vol. X. in Le Vasseur's "Alexandre Dumas Illustré."

         References :—
     Dumas: "Causeries," in "Le Mousquetaire" for February 1st, September 30th and October 25th, 1854.
     Parran: "Bibliographique d'Alex. Dumas," page 64.
     Glinel: "Alex. Dumas et Son Œuvre," pp. 435-36.

         Principal English Translations :—
     "Emmanuel Philibert; or, the European Wars of the 16th Century," pp. 531 ; New York, Appletons, 1854. (The title and date seem to point to a translation from the Turin edition.)
     "The Page of the Duke of Savoy;" London, Clarke, fcap. 8vo., 1861.
     "The Page of the Duke of Savoy;" London, Routledge, 1871. (There were probably earlier editions, and there were certainly later. It is now in the "Aramis Edition")
     "The Page of the Duke of Savoy;" London, Dent, 2 vols., illustrated, 1894. Reprinted, same firm, 1907 and 1926.
     London, Methuen, sewed, 1910, in three parts entitled respectively: "Leone-Leona," "Saint Quentin" and "The Tourney of the Rue Saint Antoine."

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