The Complete Celebrated Crimes: A Mystery/Detective, History, Non-fiction, Thriller Classic By Alexander Dumas Pere! AAA+++

The Complete Celebrated Crimes: A Mystery/Detective, History, Non-fiction, Thriller Classic By Alexander Dumas Pere! AAA+++

by Alexander Dumas Pere
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

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ISBN-13:
2940014574457
Publisher:
BDP
Publication date:
04/26/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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