Celebrated Crimes (Complete)

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The Borgias -- The Cenci -- Massacres of the South -- Mary Stuart -- Karl-Ludwig Sand -- Urbain Grandier -- Nisida -- Derues -- La Constantin -- Joan of Naples -- The man in the iron mask (essay) -- Martin Guerre -- Ali Pacha -- The Countess de Saint Geran -- Murat -- The Marquise de Brinvilliers -- Vaninka -- The Marquise de Ganges.

Alexandre Dumas, born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie (24 July 1802- 5 December 1870) was a French writer, best known for his 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, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne were originally serialized. He also wrote plays and magazine articles and was a prolific correspondent. Born in poverty, Dumas was the grandson of a French nobleman and a Haitian slave. 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, including Beatrice Cenci, Martin Guerre, Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia as well as more recent incidents, including the cases of executed alleged murderers Karl Ludwig Sand and Antoine François Desrues. Highly recommended!