The eBook “Man in the Iron Mask An Essay” is an electronic version which is about Alexandre Dumas' own interpretation on the final volume of “The Three Musketeers”.
The work contains some insights as to why the man wore a mask for a period of 34 years and was transferred from one jail to another. He was left in the care of his jailer, Benigne Bauvergne de Sait-Mar.
“The Man in the Iron Mask an Essay” character actually died in November 19th, 1703 using the name Marchioly. It was a time when King Louis XIV ruled.
There were a lot of works that tried to explain the Man in the Iron Mask. No one has ever seen the face of the man behind a mask of black velvet cloth.
Even the philosopher Voltaire tried to come up with an explanation as to why the Man in the Iron Mask has to wear such a mask. There are claims that the reason behind this mask to prevent people from seeing the identical face of the King because the person was his twin brother.