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Celebrated Crimes

Celebrated Crimes by Alexandre Dumas
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Dumas's 'Celebrated Crimes' was not written for children. The novelist has spared no language -- has minced no words -- to describe the violent scenes of a violent time.
In some instances facts appear distorted out of their true perspective, and in others the author makes unwarranted charges. The careful, mature reader, for whom the books are intended, will recognize, and allow for, this fact.
The first volume comprises the annals of the Borgias and the Cenci. The name of the noted and notorious Florentine family has become a synonym for intrigue and violence, and yet the Borgias have not been without stanch defenders in history.
Another famous Italian story is that of the Cenci. The beautiful Beatrice Cenci -- celebrated in the painting of Guido, the sixteenth century romance of Guerrazi, and the poetic tragedy of Shelley, not to mention numerous succeeding works inspired by her hapless fate -- will always remain a shadowy figure and one of infinite pathos.

First Page:

CELEBRATED CRIMES, COMPLETE

BY ALEXANDRE DUMAS, PERE

IN EIGHT VOLUMES

CONTENTS:

THE BORGIAS THE CENCI MASSACRES OF THE SOUTH MARY STUART KARL LUDWIG SAND URBAIN GRANDIER NISIDA DERUES LA CONSTANTIN JOAN OF NAPLES THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK (The Essay, not the Novel) MARTIN GUERRE ALI PACHA THE COUNTESS DE SAINT GERAN MURAT THE MARQUISE DE BRINVILLIERS VANINKA THE MARQUISE DE GANGES

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Dumas's 'Celebrated Crimes' was not written for children. The novelist has spared no language has minced no words to describe the violent scenes of a violent time.

In some instances facts appear distorted out of their true perspective, and in others the author makes unwarranted charges. It is not within our province to edit the historical side of Dumas, any more than it would be to correct the obvious errors in Dickens's Child's History of England. The careful, mature reader, for whom the books are intended, will recognize, and allow for, this fact... Continue reading book >>


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