The Borgias: Celebrated Crimes Volume I (of VIII), Part 1 (of 2)by Alexandre Dumas
Pub. Date: 07/28/2002
Publisher: Alan Rodgers Books
CELEBRATED CRIMES Vol I, Part 1: The Borgias There are dreadful --
Alexandre Dumas' 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. His novels have been adapted since the early twentieth century for nearly 200 films.
CELEBRATED CRIMES Vol I, Part 1: The Borgias There are dreadful -- perhaps scurrilous -- rumors about the Borgias of renaissance Italy, and here Dumas, author of such classics as THE THREE MUSKETEERS, in his Celebrated Crimes series, dishes up the dirt in all its ugly glory. This book was not written for children. Dumas has minced no words in describing 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. From 1839 to 1841, Dumas, with the assistance of several friends, compiled Celebrated Crimes, an eight-volume collection of essays on famous criminals and crimes from European history. He featured Beatrice Cenci, Martin Guerre, Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia, as well as more recent events and criminals, including the cases of the alleged murderers Karl Ludwig Sand and Antoine François Desrues, who were executed.
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