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by John Noone

eBook Man Behind the Iron Mask download ISBN: 0750906790
Author: John Noone
Publisher: Sutton Publishing Ltd; Revised edition (June 29, 1994)
Language: English
Pages: 314
ePub: 1870 kb
Fb2: 1752 kb
Rating: 4.9
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Category: History
Subcategory: Europe

This book was first published in 1988 by Sutton Publishing Limited.

This book was first published in 1988 by Sutton Publishing Limited.

John Noone lectured for ten year in the Universities of Alexandria and Kyoto before writing his first novel, The Man with the Chocolate Eg. This book is a must for anyone interested in the "Man in the Iron Mask".

This book is a must for anyone interested in the "Man in the Iron Mask". Mr. Noone reveals some very interesting theories and possibilities as to who the MITIM really is. I STRONGLY recommend it!

John Noone lectured for ten year in the Universities of Alexandria and Kyoto before writing his first novel, The Man with the Chocolate Eg.

John Noone lectured for ten year in the Universities of Alexandria and Kyoto before writing his first novel, The Man with the Chocolate Egg. Product details.

Here the valleys of the Chisone from the west, the Lemina from the north and the Pellice from the south emerge from the Alps on to the wide open plain of the Po.

n, the town was girded all around by bastions and ravelins and guarded from the north by a citadel built in the style of the time like a three-tiered mountain of terraced masonry. On the topmost platform of the citadel stood the keep, a many-towered rectangular block which, though high, was dwarfed by one enormous tower more than twice the height of the rest. Of all these buildings.

The Man in the Iron Mask (French: L'Homme au Masque de Fer; c. 1640 – 19 November 1703) was an unidentified prisoner who was arrested in 1669 or 1670 and subsequently held in a number of French prisons, including the Bastille and the Fortress o. . 1640 – 19 November 1703) was an unidentified prisoner who was arrested in 1669 or 1670 and subsequently held in a number of French prisons, including the Bastille and the Fortress of Pignerol (modern Pinerolo, Italy). He was held in the custody of the same jailer, Bénigne Dauvergne de Saint-Mars, for a period of 34 years. He died on 19 November 1703 under the name "Marchioly", during the reign of King Louis XIV of France (1643–1715).

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Noone also offers his own intriguing solution to the identity of the Man in the Iron Mask, telling the story of this mystery of enduring strength like no one else has. Connect with the author.

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For more than 300 years the legend of "the man in the iron mask" has held a place on the stage of human enquiry and debate. From the time of his incarceration during the reign of Louis XIV right through to modern day the awful fate of the man condemned to live a lifetime with his face encased in iron has inspired, depending on the era, anger, horror, pity and fascination. The author presents all the known facts of the prisoner's existence chronologically as they have been discovered, together with all the myths that have flourished, from the preposterous stories put about by his gaoler in 1669 to the famous legend immortalized in the 19th century by Alexander Dumas, and on into modern times with the supposed discovery of his skeleton in an old tower in Cannes in 1977. As the prospective candidates, including the twin brother of Louis XIV, the Duke of Monmouth, Richard Cromwell, Moliere, Nicholas Fouquet, an Armenian archbishop, an Italian astrologer and the mysterious Eustache Dauger, are brought before the reader's attention.
Comments: (7)
Felolv
before, the Kindle version unfortunately chopped off the whole right hand section of the text. Now it has been fixed and I can finally get rid of my paper copy of this book. It's a great book, the author has really done his homework and I would recommend this to anyone interested in this subject!
Yayrel
I found this to be a detailed look at just about every theory that has been expounded about the Iron Mask. The great part was reading each new guess, agreeing with the author on the possibilities, then realizing that it couldn't possibly be that person because Noone then demolishes the theory. Highly enjoyable, and a read that hopefully will put away the tiresome "Twin Brother of Louis XIV" theory for good.
Road.to sliver
I was very pleased with the quality of the information and the style of writing. Enjoyable to read and providing a well researched range of stories about who the Iron Mask might have been! I have long thought that the author's view is the correct one BUT what was the secret that Eustache d'Angers knew; that is the question? So the mystery continues and I will certainly acknowledge the author in any work I produce.
Beardana
Excellent! This book is a must for anyone interested in the "Man in the Iron Mask". Mr. Noone reveals some very interesting theories and possibilities as to who the MITIM really is. I STRONGLY recommend it!
Cenneel
This is the most convincing Iron Mask theory so far proposed. The author looks at all the earlier theories and comes to the conclusion that all of them share the same general weakness: they have to dismiss some of the known facts in order to make sense. What's to be done with all the loose ends? John Noone solves the riddle masterfully and in a totally original way, managing to present the solution almost as a conjuror's trick: when the end of the book is a few pages away, it seems that the author has gotten nowhere with his debunking of the old theories, when suddenly it turns out that the new solution has been staring the reader in the face. But aside from all the detection, it is also a masterpiece of historical writing, elevating the genre to something like a Borgesian fable. It establishes all the facts and then transcends them in order to get to the truth. If this is not history, it's what history should be.
Xurad
John Noone deserves much credit for originality. His proposed solution to the riddle of the "Masked Man" is, without a doubt, the most ingenious (and darkly hilarious) theory to date. Like all the earlier "solutions" to the riddle of this unfortunate man's identity, his theory is based largely on conjecture, but the tale he spins is so outrageous and unexpected it is, curiously, the most convincing answer yet. I would love to see other "Maskologists" do their own research into Noone's theory to see if it could be either strengthened or refuted.

Whether you personally find his conclusions compelling or not, the background information Noone relates, with its many peculiar twists and turns (such as the stories of the still-mysterious "James de la Cloche" and France's most unwelcome dinner guest, the Marquise de Brinvilliers,) make lively reading for anyone interested in history's more dark and perverse corners.
Ndav
JUST A WILD GOOSE CHASE FULL OF RED HERRINGS AND AS STATED BY AUTHOR DOCUMENTATION THAT NO LONGER EXISTS GAVE IT ONE STAR BECAUSE THERE WAS NO OPTION LOWER JAQ/VIRGINIA BEACHER
This is one of the most complete compendia of theories as to who was the Man in the Iron Mask. However, at the end, Noone totally negates all theories in favor of his own: that the MITIM was...well I will let you find out for yourselves. It is a silly end to a great book.
The MITIM is one of the enduring mysteries of French History, in itself fascinating even without the secret that has been hidden for 350 years. Will someone ever solve it? Perhaps.