- Title: The Companions of Jehu
- Author: Alexandre Dumas
- ISBN: null
- Page: 395
- Format: Hardcover
Les Compagnons de Jehu The Companions of Jehu is set in the 1800s, during Napoleon s rise to power The title refers to a secret organisation of young aristocrats turned highwaymen that continuously steals the money of the Directoire in order to finance the restoration of monarchy It has all the typical Dumas ingredients, that is to say duels, political intrigues, nobleLes Compagnons de Jehu The Companions of Jehu is set in the 1800s, during Napoleon s rise to power The title refers to a secret organisation of young aristocrats turned highwaymen that continuously steals the money of the Directoire in order to finance the restoration of monarchy It has all the typical Dumas ingredients, that is to say duels, political intrigues, noble heroes and a tragic love store that would make Shakespeare green with envy Not to mention a hero with a murky past who you will love to hate Be prepared to shed quantities of tears You ve been warned
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3 - 3.5 stars_The Companions of Jehu_ is another excellent lesser known Dumas work. Loosely part of a trilogy that covers the Napoleonic wars (the others being The Whites and the Blues and the recently unearthed The Last Cavalier: Being the Adventures of Count Sainte-Hermine in the Age of Napoleon) this book stands alone very well. The story starts at a wayside inn where we are introduced to two of our main characters, told of a recent highway robbery, and a duel is promptly proposed. From here [...]
Pas mon préféré de Dumas, mais bon, c'est Dumas, donc c' est bien écrit. C' est même tellement bien écrit qu' on arrive à éprouver de la sympathie pour les héros qui sont, après tout, de sales brigands royalistes ! La force des mots
Last few chapters of the book not needed, ended very suddenly.
Les Compagnons de Jéhu" est une oeuvre fort decevante du grand Dumas. Mon premier problème est que j'ai trouvé le protagoniste Roland de Montrevel très antipathique. Au début du roman il provoque et tue en duel un jeune homme inoffensif. À la fin il arrete et envoie au guillotine l'amant de sa soeur. Honnetement, j'ai trouvé les heures passées avec ce salaud qui tient lieu d'héros très longues. Mon deuxième problem est que l'humour, qui est normallement omnipresent dans dans les roman [...]
The second part of The Saint-Hermine -trilogy The Companions of Jehu is much better than the first part The Whites and The Blues. This book was written before the first part of the series and I would recommend that reader should also read Companions before The Whites and the Blues. The Whites and The Blues work better as a backstory.While The Whites and The Blues is mainly a history lecture, The Companions of Jehu is a real novel with intriguing plot. It deals with the royalist and republican fa [...]
Based on fact, the Companions robbed government (under General Bonaparte) to fund the royalist cause. They're a bit like highwaymen. Love story, with brother keen to discover the identity of these young aristocratic "heroes". The brother Roland is invincible. He fights a duel early on with Englishman as his second. They become friends. Descriptions of Bonaparte before he became Emperor. Full of adventure, heroism, romance, action packed as all Dumas's novels.
Great bookI love all the books I have read by Alexandre Dumas, and this one is no exception. It has a great storyline, lots of adventure, and exiting twists and turns. The only thing I don't like, is the fact that it doesn't tell you why Roland wants to die. It sort of has an explanation in the beginning, but I don't understand what it means. Anyway, great book though.
A fine novel, with drama and melodrama, set around the time when Napoleon became first consul. Not an epic, but Dumas is always readable.
Foisonnant, tordu, avec juste ce qu'il faut de veulerie politique à peine déguisée. La période, qui ne m'intéresse pourtant que moyennement d'habitude, sert très bien l'intrigue.
my initial lesson about French Revolution.
Fascinating tale of a noble bunch of highway robbers.
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