Celebrated Crimes, Vol. VI by Alexandre Dumas, Fiction, True Crime, Literary Collections

Celebrated Crimes, Vol. VI by Alexandre Dumas, Fiction, True Crime, Literary Collections

by Alexandre Dumas
Celebrated Crimes, Vol. VI by Alexandre Dumas, Fiction, True Crime, Literary Collections

Celebrated Crimes, Vol. VI by Alexandre Dumas, Fiction, True Crime, Literary Collections

by Alexandre Dumas

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Overview

In this sixth volume of Dumas's Celebrated Crimes contains, among other material, the famous "Man in the Iron Mask." This unsolved puzzle of history was later incorporated by Dumas in one of the D'Artagnan Romances a section of the Vicomte de Bragelonne, to which it gave its name. But in this later form, the true story of this singular man doomed to wear an iron visor over his features during his entire lifetime could only be treated episodically. While as a special subject in the Crimes, Dumas indulges his curiosity, and that of his reader, to the full. Hugo's unfinished tragedy, Les Jumeaux, is on the same subject; as also are others by Fournier, in French, and Zschokke, in German. 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.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592246823
Publisher: Alan Rodgers Books LLC
Publication date: 05/01/2003
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Alexandre Dumas (1802 - 1870) 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.

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