The Borgias

The Borgias

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by ALEXANDRE DUMAS
     
 

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The contents of these volumes of 'Celebrated Crimes', as well as the motives which led to their inception, are unique. They are a series of stories based upon historical records, from the pen of Alexandre Dumas, pere, when he was not "the elder," nor yet the author of D'Artagnan or Monte Cristo, but was a rising young dramatist and a lion in the literary set and world

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The contents of these volumes of 'Celebrated Crimes', as well as the motives which led to their inception, are unique. They are a series of stories based upon historical records, from the pen of Alexandre Dumas, pere, when he was not "the elder," nor yet the author of D'Artagnan or Monte Cristo, but was a rising young dramatist and a lion in the literary set and world of fashion.
Dumas, in fact, wrote his 'Crimes Celebres' just prior to launching upon his wonderful series of historical novels, and they may therefore be considered as source books, whence he was to draw so much of that far-reaching and intimate knowledge of inner history which has perennially astonished his readers. The Crimes were published in Paris, in 1839-40, in eight volumes, comprising eighteen titles—all of which now appear in the present carefully translated text. The success of the original work was instantaneous. Dumas laughingly said that he thought he had exhausted the subject of famous crimes, until the work was off the press, when he immediately became deluged with letters from every province in France, supplying him with material upon other deeds of violence! The subjects which he has chosen, however, are of both historic and dramatic importance, and they have the added value of giving the modern reader a clear picture of the state of semi-lawlessness which existed in Europe, during the middle ages. "The Borgias, the Cenci, Urbain Grandier, the Marchioness of Brinvilliers, the Marchioness of Ganges, and the rest—what subjects for the pen of Dumas!" exclaims Garnett.
Space does not permit us to consider in detail the material here collected, although each title will be found to present points of special interest. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148944300
Publisher:
Hillside Publishing
Publication date:
01/12/2015
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
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Meet the Author

Alexandre Dumas, père, born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie (July 24, 1802 – December 5, 1870) was a French writer, best known for his numerous historical novels of high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of his novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, and The Man in the Iron Mask were serialized, and he also wrote plays and magazine articles and was a prolific correspondent. Source: Wikipedia
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The Borgias (Fom Celebrated Crime) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 143 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the book, my only issue is either the translation or ebook version needed some heavy editing. The same word, used in various places in the book was spelled two different ways, God and Gad both appear in the text.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Disgustingly full of typos. Overly descriptive. Not a very enjoyable reading experience.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Very good, well written and a worthwhile, educating read.
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A small teen girl with brown curly hair walks in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So did i
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Leaves
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And jason is a godmod. Nice. *he yawns*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He uses the winds to slow his fall he sends a sheet of ice at damin freezing him in place
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"Hmpf." He sits on a cabin, watching everything.
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Oh man. When you said this place was filed with godmodders, you were'nt kidding. Well, i can help you.- Devon
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Hums
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He nodded
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Walks away happily
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Walks in exploring the place i am from ethics
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