The Man in the Iron Mask is a romantic novel concerning a man in 17th century France who is imprisoned and forced to wear a mask. In the novel, the prisoner is revealed to be the twin brother of King Louis XIV; he is smuggled out of jail by the Three Musketeers, who scheme to replace the king with his brother. The themes of friendship, honor, and justice are explored in this novel, which presents a more pessimistic view of the later years of the Musketeers.

Summary of The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas

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