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The structure of The Viscount of Adrilankha is self-consciously modelled after Alexandre Dumas' Dix ans plus tarde; ou le Vicomte de Bragelonne ( Ten Years Later; or The Viscount of Bragelonne, 1847-1850 ), just as the previous two volumes are apparently modelled after Dumas' Les trois mousquetaires ( The Three Musketeers, 1844), and Vingt ans après (Twenty Years After, 1845).

The entire series has many similarities in narrative style, structure, character and plot to Dumas' D'Artagnan Romances, which were also fictionalized accounts of a true biography.

Although it's not clear if Paarfi ever did read Dumas.

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