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Lawrence Ellsworth

Biography

Lawrence Ellsworth

Lawrence Ellsworth is the pen name of Lawrence Schick. He began his career as a writer at TSR Hobbies, where he was instrumental in the development and early popularity of the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. Promoted to Executive Director of Interactive Entertainment at America Online in the late 1990s, he oversaw games content strategy for all of AOL's brands. He is currently working on a full translation of Alexandre Dumas’ novel LE COMTE DE MORET. Lawrence lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

Lawrence Ellsworth

Books by Lawrence Ellsworth

written by Alexandre Dumas, translated by Lawrence Ellsworth - Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fiction

The Four Musketeers all venture to England on parallel missions to save King Charles I, pursued by the murderous and vengeful Mordaunt, the son of Milady de Winter, the great villain of THE THREE MUSKETEERS. Despite all his experience, d’Artagnan is repeatedly foiled by the much younger Mordaunt, who erupts out of the past to embody the strengths of audacity and cunning that were once d’Artagnan’s hallmarks. Mordaunt has corrupted those youthful strengths, and the older d’Artagnan is no match for him until he is able to pull his former team together again. To do this, d’Artagnan will have to become a true leader of men, leading not just by example but also by foresight, persuasion and compromise.

written by Alexandre Dumas, translated by Lawrence Ellsworth - Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fiction

THE THREE MUSKETEERS completed its serial publication in the summer of 1844, and by the time of its release at the end of that year, readers were already demanding a sequel. They got it starting in January 1845, when the first chapters of TWENTY YEARS AFTER began to appear --- but it wasn’t quite what they were expecting. When the book opens, it is 1648: the Red Sphinx, Cardinal Richelieu, is dead, France is ruled by a regency in the grip of civil war, and across the English Channel the monarchy of King Charles I hangs by a thread. As d’Artagnan will find, these are problems that can’t be solved with a sword thrust. In TWENTY YEARS AFTER, the musketeers confront maturity and face its greatest challenge: sometimes you fail.

written by Alexandre Dumas, translated by Lawrence Ellsworth - Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fiction

In 1844, Alexandre Dumas published THE THREE MUSKETEERS, a novel so famous and still so popular today that it scarcely needs introduction. Shortly thereafter he wrote a sequel, TWENTY YEARS AFTER, that resumed the adventures of his swashbuckling heroes. Later, toward the end of his career, Dumas wrote THE RED SPHINX, another direct sequel to THE THREE MUSKETEERS that begins, not 20 years later, but a mere 20 days afterward. THE RED SPHINX picks up right where THE THREE MUSKETEERS left off, continuing the stories of Cardinal Richelieu, Queen Anne and King Louis XIII --- and introducing a charming new hero, the Comte de Moret, a real historical figure from the period.