Michael Zévaco's The Pardaillan

Vol. III Aqua Toffana

by Acqua Tofana



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 27/01/2011

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 292
ISBN : 9781449040680
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 292
ISBN : 9781449040673

About the Book

In this third exciting installment of Michael Zévaco’s novels The Pardaillan is filled with more treacheries, palace intrigues, murder plots, which culminate eventually with the greatest tragedy in the history of the world as of that time with the St. Bartholomew Massacre. A “permanent peace” between the Roman Catholics and French Protestants, or Huguenots, invites the later ones to come to Paris. However, it was a ruse and shortly after the marriage of Princess Margot with Henri of Navarre the battle begins, which turned the streets of Paris literary in rivers of blood. But, where are our heroes the Pardaillan?

The knight of Pardaillan continues to court (in his imaginings) the daughter of Francis of Montmorency, Louise, who is seeking to marry her with the Count of Margency. While the old Pardaillan finds himself in the Temple awaiting the most horrific tortures imaginable. Learn about this intriguing denouement in the third volume Aqua Toffana. And learn what happened to the rest of our personages.

The Queen’s swarm of female assassins goes to work under the nave of the church in an orgy of blood, fulfilling Catherine of Medici grand plans of power to retain the crown of France for her predilect son the duke of Anjou. The Lady in Mourning finally meets her lover Francis of Montmorency in a surprising reunion.

Let’s travel together to a romantic epoch of swashbuckling with Michael Zévaco at the helm and our itinerary The Pardaillan - Aqua Toffana

About the Author

The author of The Pardaillan, Michael Zévaco, was actually a French anarchist in the 19th Century once jailed for inciting the masses to kill the middle class. After serving his sentence, he quit politics and became a journalist and as such took to writing novels. He created the character of The Pardaillan to expose his humanistic thesis as well as his antimonarchy and anticlerical opinions. It is quite possible that these were the reasons why his novels have not been available in English until now, over one hundred years later.

Michael Zévaco (1860-1918) was born in Ajaccio, France. He was a journalist and French writer, and the author of popular novels, in particular the series of The Pardaillan. Zévaco wrote more than 1,400 serials (including in 1903 the 262nd novel of Fausta, which put in the scene the knight of Pardaillan) for the newspaper of Jaures, until December 1905. Between 1906 and 1918, the Morning published in serials nine novels. He died in Eaubonne in August 1918, undoubtedly of a cancer.