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Celebrated Crimes

Celebrated Crimes by Alexandre Dumas
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Celebrated Crimes by Alexandre Dumas is a captivating collection of historical accounts that detail some of the most infamous criminal cases throughout history. From the nefarious deeds of Bluebeard to the treachery of Lucrezia Borgia, Dumas weaves together gripping narratives that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

Dumas' writing style is eloquent and engaging, making even the most gruesome details of these crimes fascinating to read about. His meticulous research is evident in the thoroughness of each story, providing readers with a comprehensive look at each criminal's motives, actions, and consequences.

One of the most impressive aspects of Celebrated Crimes is Dumas' ability to humanize these notorious figures, painting them as complex characters with their own flaws and motivations. This adds depth to the stories and allows readers to see these criminals in a new light.

Overall, Celebrated Crimes is a must-read for history buffs, true crime enthusiasts, and anyone looking for a riveting collection of stories that blur the lines between fact and fiction. Dumas' masterful storytelling and attention to detail make this book a truly unforgettable read.

Book Description:
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.

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