Merci, M. Dumas: Learning Context From Annoying Queens…

Unlike most of his books thus far, the story of Queen Margot, for me,  was not even close to as profound nor as captivating (read that: thought-provoking) as The Count of Monte-Cristodumas_by_nadar2c_1855
I listened to this book, as usual, via LibreVox, and the reader was  ok, as I recall:
I found this book depressing.   First, Hugenots massacred on St. Bartholomew’s Day, then our two heros becoming fast friends after trying to kill each other, then dying together for something they did not do, and then cursed royalty.  But Dumas certainly knew how to make the history and intrigues interesting.
J’ai trouvé ce livre assez déprimant.
D’abord, les massacres des huguenots du jour de Saint-Barthélemy, ensuite, les deux héros: ça c’est une vraiment belle histoire en fait après deux attendant de se tuer entre eux ils se deviennent les meilleures amie et muerent ensemble, malheureusement pour quelque chose qu’ils ont pas fait, et ensuite les hommes prix d’une famille maudite d’être royal.
Mais Alexandre Dumas a su très bien rendre intéressant tous ces histoires et intrigues politique.

Reading Progress

– Shelved as: livres
November 22, 2020 –

2.0% “”…son perfumeur et son empoisonneur…”/perfumer and poisoner:
Catherine di Médicis”

November 22, 2020 –

10.0%“Horrible massacre…”

November 23, 2020 –


November 23, 2020 –

50.0%“touts ces mots sûr les blessûres me donnes envie d’ller me battre avec une epée -donc, je suis une mauvaise Gandhienne !!”/all these words and wounds make me want to pick up a sword and fight -so, I’m a bad Gandian!!

November 25, 2020 –

60.0% “Avec l’amitié de ses amis, que j’aimerais bien avoir avec quelquien moi aussi, cet amour de bougie ne vaut rien.
Je comprends que dans cette époque les femmes c’était méprisées, mais ça ne m’arrange pas mon café du matin. ☹️”

November 25, 2020 –

69.0%“Comment le poison du Pargali Ibrahim de Muhtesem Yuzyil…”/like the poison of 2nd in Charge, Ibrahim of Pargi, from the show Magnificent Century…

November 25, 2020 – Finished Reading
     I may not have liked the story, but I did learn from it.



Click here to read, if you like:


Creative Commons License
Shira Destinie Jones’ work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

2 thoughts on “Merci, M. Dumas: Learning Context From Annoying Queens…

  1. This along with Turkish Tuesdays and shows like La Casa de papel and El ministerio del tiempo, are a partial start to solving the problem of American exceptionalism.

    Learning languages is the first step to learning to learn from those who don’t sound like us, but might actually done something a little better then we did, like trains come over health care, education…

    Liked by 1 person

Please Share your Thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s