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Re: Twenty Years After
I'm sorry I didn't answer this sooner. I haven't visited ReadLit recently. I am indeed reading Twenty Years After, but I regret to say that I have not finished it yet. I am enjoying it, though. Even though I had never read The Three Musketeers before, I sort of knew a lot of the plot, especially the epic journey to recover the queen's diamonds. I'm not sure how I knew them. From movies? A Classics Illustrated comic book when i was a child? I'm not sure, but a lot of the novel was sort of familiar. Twenty Years After, on the other hand, is totally new to me. I truly have no idea what will happen next! Also, it is very interesting about the Fronde. My French history is not too bad from the Revolution on. I know about the July Revolution (Les MisÚrables), the Revolution of 1848 (Sentimental Education), and the Paris Commune. But I didn't know that the French were close to civil war around the same time as the English Civil War. The Fronde is entirely new to me. Anyway, I'm grateful for the recommendation. In some ways, I think it is even better than The Three Musketeers.
: I finished re-reading this novel. Are you
: ready, Sterling?