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Le Chevalier d'Harmental

The Conspirators; The Orange Plume; The Bride of the Bastille

roman/novel, pub:1842, action:1718

Auguste Maquet brought Dumas the outline of Bonhomme Buvat (Good Old Buvat), which Dumas rewrote and lengthened. Serialized. Une Fille du Régent is often referred to as the sequel.

    Le chevalier d'Harmental
    Le chevalier d'Harmental, tome I (PDF)
    Le chevalier d'Harmental, tome I (PDF)

Oeuvres/Related Works
    The Chevalier d'Harmental - New York, P. F. Collier & Son, n.d., The Works of Alexandre Dumas in Thirty Volumes (vol. 22), blue cloth, gilt spine

Images (voyez tous/view all)
    "He conducted the duchess towards the chateau."
    "He tried to break through."
    "It is a conspiracy, monseigneur."
    "The regent seized the iron bars."
    The Chevalier set Mirza to eat sugar
    The Conspirators, Classics Illustrated #158 painted cover
    The Meeting

From A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas père by Frank Wild Reed:
     This is the first story with which Maquet had any connection. Having discovered the "Journal de la Régence" and the "Mémoires" of Jean Buvat, he made from their matter a short story, which no editor would accept. Dumas, interested, took it from him and, in Italy, constructed from it the four (original) volumes of the romance, paying Maquet far more for his unsaleable MS. than he had vainly asked.
     The period is that of the Cellamare Conspiracy (1718), and the book is often regarded as the first of the great romances.
     Its first appearance was in the columns of the "Siècle," after Buloz had declined it for the "Revue de Paris."
     Original edition: Bruxelles, Société Belge de Librairie, Hauman et Cie., 1842, 3 vols., 18mo., pp. 396, 233, and 242.
     First French edition: Paris, Dumont, 4 vols., 8vo., 1842.
     It fills two volumes of the standard Calmann-Lévy edition, two in their illustrated series, and one of the "Musée Littéraire."
     In Le Vasseur's "Alexandre Dumas Illustré," it is in Vol. IV.
     It is one of the works chosen for the selection issued by Louis Conard, where it will fill 2 vols.

         References :—
     Quérard: "Supercheries Littéraires Dévoilées," Vol. I., Columns 1078 and 1102-03.
     Parran: "Bibliographie d'Alex. Dumas," page 47.
     Buvat (Jean): "Journal de la Régence."
     Blaze de Bury: "Alexandre Dumas." page 85.
     Robin: "Galerie des Gens de Lettres au XIXe. Siècle."—Auguste Maquet," pp. 247-251.
     Simon (Gustave): "Histoire d'une Collaboration."

         English Translations :—
     "The Chevalier d'Harmental;" Simms & McIntyre, 1847, pp. 328.
     "The Chevalier d'Harmental;" London, C. H. Clarke, 1856; Simms and Macintyre, 1857; then Hodgson.
     "The Orange Plume; or, the Bride of the Bastille,'' London, 1860.
     "The Conspirators;" London, Routledge. Frequently reprinted by this firm and others.
     "The Chevalier d'Harmental;" London, Dent, 1 vol., post 8vo., 1894. Reprinted, same firm, 1906 and 1926.
     "The Chevalier d'Harmental;" London, Methuen, sewed, 1905
     "The Conspirators;" London, Collins, 1923.

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