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The Borgias
     

The Borgias

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by Alexandre Dumas
 

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Alexandre Dumas; 24 July 1802 - 5 December 1870),[1] also known as Alexandre Dumas, père, was a French writer. His works have been translated into nearly 100 languages, and he is one of the most widely read French authors. Many of his historical novels of high adventure were originally published as serials, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three

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Alexandre Dumas; 24 July 1802 - 5 December 1870),[1] also known as Alexandre Dumas, père, was a French writer. His works have been translated into nearly 100 languages, and he is one of the most widely read French authors. Many of his historical novels of high adventure were originally published as serials, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later. His novels have been adapted since the early twentieth century for nearly 200 films. Dumas' last novel, The Knight of Sainte-Hermine, unfinished at his death, was completed by a scholar and published in 2005, becoming a bestseller. It was published in English in 2008 as The Last Cavalier.

Prolific in several genres, Dumas began his career by writing plays, which were successfully produced from the first. He also wrote numerous magazine articles and travel books; his published works totaled 100,000 pages.[2] In the 1840s, Dumas founded the Théâtre Historique in Paris.

Dumas' father, General Thomas-Alexandre Davy de la Pailleterie, was born in the French colony of Saint-Domingue (present-day Haiti) to a French nobleman and an enslaved African woman. At age 14 Thomas-Alexandre was taken by his father to France, where he was educated in a military academy and entered the military for what became an illustrious career.

His father's aristocratic rank helped young Alexandre acquire work with Louis-Philippe, Duke of Orléans. He later began working as a writer, finding early success. Decades later, in the election of Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte in 1851, Dumas fell from favor and left France for Belgium, where he stayed for several years. Upon leaving Belgium, Dumas moved to Russia for a few years before going to Italy. In 1861 he founded and published the newspaper L' Indipendente, which supported the Italian unification effort. In 1864 he returned to Paris.

Though married, in the tradition of Frenchmen of higher social class, Dumas had numerous affairs (allegedly as many as forty). In his lifetime, he was known to have at least four illegitimate or "natural" children; although twentieth-century scholars found that Dumas fathered another three "natural" children. He acknowledged, and assisted his son, Alexandre Dumas to become a successful novelist, and playwright. They are known as Alexandre Dumas père (father) and Alexandre Dumas fils (son). Among his affairs, in 1866 Dumas had one with Adah Isaacs Menken, an American actress then less than half his age and at the height of her career.

The English playwright Watts Phillips, who knew Dumas in his later life, described him as "the most generous, large-hearted being in the world. He also was the most delightfully amusing and egotistical creature on the face of the earth. His tongue was like a windmill - once set in motion, you never knew when he would stop, especially if the theme was himself."

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ISBN-13:
9781495902710
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
02/10/2014
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.38(d)

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One of the most widely read French authors famed for his historical fiction of high adventure, Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) wrote more than a hundred plays and novels, including the famous Three Musketeers trilogy, The Count of Monte Cristo, and The Man in the Iron Mask. His books have been translated into more than 100 languages.

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The Borgias (Fom Celebrated Crime) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 144 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 More than 1 year ago
Very good, well written and a worthwhile, educating read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So... we will have an alliance with this camp, like Thalia Grace did with camp half blood?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A small teen girl with brown curly hair walks in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So did i
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have decided that this will be my hunters' camp half blood. In other words, we'll belong to this camp. Any girls that wan to join the Hunt. Go to moon camp res.2! Please tell if you're active.
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Hmpf." He sits on a cabin, watching everything.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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I accepted you there you go to podlc.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I smile at willow "hey cutie"
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Tries to see why this camp is supposedly cool.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is the GP the only thing I need to change?
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Ohh...
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<_>