Under the Red Robe

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Under the Red Robe  (1895) 
by Stanley J. Weyman
[Longmans, Green, and Co., New York, 1895; First published and c. 1894. Illustrated by R. Caton Woodville.] "Often described as his best work, it was also the most commercially successful, going through 34 reprints, the last in 1961. It was adapted for stage at the Haymarket Theatre in 1896, also playing in Broadway; and for the films thrice, in 1915, 1923 and 1937." Excerpted from Under the Red Robe (novel) on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Under the Red Robe is a historical romance worthy of the author of "A Gentleman of France." It was bold to take Richelieu and his time as a subject and thus to challenge comparison with Dumas's immortal musketeers, but the result justifies the boldness. Mr. Weyman's hero is a man of his time—gambler, bully, duelist, with sword for hire; but still he has a sense of personal honor left . . . —from "A Few Novels," The Nation, 13 Sept 1894.


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"You seem surprised to see me here; believe me, I am more surprised to see you" . . . p. 174




UNDER THE RED ROBE


BY
Stanley J. Weyman

NEW YORK
LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO.
1895

Copyright, 1894,
BY STANLEY J. WEYMAN.

FIRST EDITION, MARCH, 1894.
REPRINTED APRIL, AUGUST, OCTOBER AND DECEMBER, 1894
FEBRUARY, 1895.

CONTENTS


  1. chapterpage
  2. I. At Zaton’s 1
  3. II. At the Green Pillar 27
  4. III. The House in the Wood 53
  5. IV. Madame and Mademoiselle 78
  6. V. Revenge 102
  7. VI. Under the Pic du Midi 127
  8. VII. A Master Stroke 153
  9. VIII. The Question 178
  10. IX. Clon 204
  11. X. The Arrest 231
  12. XI. The Road to Paris 259
  13. XII. At the Finger-Post 284
  14. XIII. St. Martin’s Eve 311
  15. XIV. St Martin’s Summer 325



LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.


  1. "You seem surprised to see me here; believe me, I am more surprised to see you" Frontispiece
  2. "Undoubtedly," I replied, "if he prefers to be caned in the streets" To face page 3
  3. I made without ado, therefore, for the green pillar, a little inn in the village street 28
  4. "I am M. De Barthe, a gentleman of Normandy" 71
  5. "You spy!" she cried. "you hound! You—gentleman!" 98
  6. Outside the door, in the road, sitting on horse-back in silence, were two men 120
  7. One of the men who remained at the table laughed, and the other began singing a low song 155
  8. The captain and the lieutenant were waiting. . . . the captain had removed his doublet, and stood leaning against the sun-dial 190
  9. I sprang through the line of soldiers 213
  10. "My God!" I cried 238
  11. "You villain!" he cried, riding at me again 276
  12. Staring after me across her body 310


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1928, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.