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THE ASSASSINATION OF LADY DE WINTER :
FEMALE POLITICAL CRIMINAL OR GENDER VICTIM ?

A deconstruction of Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers as an elevation of misogyny

Research and methodological questions :

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He stands by the casement,
A last flicker of candlelight,
But without, a clear night, a large moon,
Under his quiet gaze,
Steady, lost in his thought.
 
She stirs, murmurs across the room,
‘Ah, John, art there ?
I thought thou had departed.’

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What was that daily drinking of tea all about while Lavengro and Isopel Berners (Belle) were living (or more accurately camping) in Mumper’s Dingle ? As told to us, it is a regular, daily and, we must suppose, significant ritual for the two of them. It comes across as an attractive campfire…

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