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Another Competition

First of all, you still have two days to win one of jemck's wonderful Hadrumal Crisis novels: the marquis and I will be selecting the two winners on Tuesday. The details are here

Secondly, it's just over two weeks until the official publication date for The Grass King's Concubine but I have two advance copies to give away. This time, it's a Musketeers'-related trivia quiz.

There's a two-part question, plus a special bonus question for a mystery prize. I will be screening replies until Wednesday, when I'll put all the answers into a hat and draw the two winners.

Here's the main question: you need to answer both parts

What is Aramis's real name according to Alexandre Dumas pere? And what is the name of the historical figure on whom he was based?

The bonus question, for the mystery prize (you don't have to get the other question right to win this one): in The Three Musketeers, Dumas tells us that Athos is the pseudonym for the Comte de la Fere. Elsewhere in his writings, Dumas also gave Athos a first name. What is it?

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marina_bonomi
Jul. 22nd, 2012 02:21 pm (UTC)

René d'Aramis de Vannes, based on Henri d'Aramitz.

Athos' first name is Olivier.
a_d_medievalist
Jul. 22nd, 2012 02:22 pm (UTC)
Had you asked me these in high school, I could have told you. I did not read all of them, but I made it through the first three. And obviously, I will not google them now, but love the questions!
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la_marquise_de_
Jul. 25th, 2012 10:58 pm (UTC)
Hi, you've won a copy of The Grass King's Concubine. Please LJ message me with your address, so I can get it posted out. Let me know if you'd like it personalised, too,
best wishes
Kari
next_friday
Jul. 22nd, 2012 11:15 pm (UTC)
René d’Herblay
Henri d'Aramitz
Olivier
la_marquise_de_
Jul. 25th, 2012 10:59 pm (UTC)
Hi there,
The marquis drew your name out of the hat to win a copy of The Grass King's Concubine. Please could you LJ message me with your address, so I can post it out to you? And let me know if you'd like it personalised.
best wishes,
Kari
jen_qoe
Jul. 23rd, 2012 05:49 am (UTC)
Yay, new book impending! Always a good thing!

Aramis - Real name - René d'Herblay, based on Henri d'Aramitz
Athos - called Olivier in The Youth of the Musketeers

la_marquise_de_
Jul. 25th, 2012 11:00 pm (UTC)
You win the mystery prize! Could you email me your address, so I can post it to you, please?
best wishes,
Kari
S_AWatts
Jul. 23rd, 2012 09:18 am (UTC)
competition reply
René d'Aramis de Vannes - also known as Rene d'Herblay - based on Henri D'Aramitz.

Athos first name is Oliver.

Sarah
gillpolack
Jul. 23rd, 2012 10:40 am (UTC)
I can answer these! (but sans accents). I keep wondering if the real d'Artagnan had descendants and what they are like.

1. Rene d'Herblay
2. Henri d'Aramitz
3. Olivier (which is highly appropriate, I think, for Olivier is always le sage)
la_marquise_de_
Jul. 23rd, 2012 11:15 am (UTC)
He did, but they died out in the direct line within two generations, sadly.
gillpolack
Jul. 23rd, 2012 11:19 pm (UTC)
Alas, that he had no direct descendants. The world is somewhat impoverished for this. We could have had a long line of confidential public servants with unusual skills in sword play... In fact, if there had been a direct line, then James Bond would probably have been a descendant (although his looks would have come from the other side of the family, I suspect).
girlycomic
Jul. 24th, 2012 03:56 pm (UTC)
Quizzy quiz
What is Aramis's real name according to Alexandre Dumas pere?

René d'Herblay

And what is the name of the historical figure on whom he was based?

Henri d'Aramitz

Elsewhere in his writings, Dumas also gave Athos a first name. What is it?

Arnaud
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