The Two Dianas

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The Two Dianas (French: Les Deux Diane, 1846) is a novel written by Alexandre Dumas; some think it might have been written by Paul Meurice, a friend and collaborator of Alexandre Dumas, père. They believe Dumas agreed to put his name on the work to increase sales, but had no hand in actually writing it.[1] It tells the fictionalized story of Gabriel, comte de Montgomery, who mortally wounded king Henry II of France in a jousting accident. The two Dianas in the title refer to Henry II's favorite, Diana de Poitiers, and Diana de Castro, who was believed to have been her daughter at the time the novel was written. The novel also includes a fictionalization of the Martin Guerre story.

Dumas' novel, The Page of the Duke of Savoy, is set during the same time period and covers many of the same incidents. It is often mistakenly called a sequel to The Two Dianas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reed, Frank. "A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas Pere". The Alexander Dumas Pere Web Site. Retrieved 10 September 2016.