Showing results by author "Alexandre Dumas père"

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    • Marquise de Brinvilliers

    • Celebrated Crimes, Book 16
    • By: Alexandre Dumas père
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
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    The marquise was tried, convicted, and executed for poisoning her father and two of her brothers. It appears that she learned the art of the poisoner from her lover, Godin de Sainte-Croix. She also targeted but did not kill her sister, a Carmelite nun. Her case launched what is known in French history as the Affair of the Poisons, a long-running judicial scandal that led to the execution or imprisonment of dozens of people, many of the highest rank in French society, including prominent members of the court of Louis XIV.

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    • The Countess of Saint-Geran

    • Celebrated Crimes, Book 14
    • By: Alexandre Dumas père
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
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    The Celebrated Crimes of Alexandre Dumas père was not written for children. The novelist has spared no language - has minced no words - to describe violent scenes of violent times. In this, the 14th of the series, Dumas, the novelist-historian, brings his storytelling skills to a famous subject: the background of one of the most famous of French lawsuits, centering around the secret abduction of Bernard de la Guiche, later count of Saint-Geran, from his mother, Suzanne de Longaunay, by the marquis de Saint-Maixant.

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    • Urbain Grandier

    • Celebrated Crimes, Book 6
    • By: Alexandre Dumas père
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
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    In this, the sixth of the series, Dumas tells the story of Urbain Grandier, a Catholic priest, little known to the English-speaking world, but famous among French speakers; he was the target of a religous and political conspiracy that began among his personal and political enemies in the town of Loudon and ended at the highest levels of political and religious power in the kingdom of France, with the direct involvement of Cardinal Richelieu and possibly of the king himself.

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    • Ali Pasha

    • Celebrated Crimes, Book 13
    • By: Alexandre Dumas Père
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
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    In this, the 13th of the series, Dumas, the novelist-historian, finds ample scope for his favorite approach. His subject is a well-documented historical figure: Ali Tepelini, most often known as Ali Pasha and known even in his own day as The Lion of Tepelen. Dumas presents us with an extraordinary character, a man of tremendous courage, unstoppable tenacity, matchless duplicity, extreme debauchery, disgusting cruelty, and amazing ingenuity.

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    • The Massacres of the South

    • Celebrated Crimes, Book 3
    • By: Alexandre Dumas père
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
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    To paraphrase the note from the translator, The Celebrated Crimes of Alexandre Dumas père was not written for children. The novelist has spared no language - has minced no words - to describe violent scenes of violent times. In this, the third of the series, Dumas tells the story of three centuries of sectarian violence and civil war between the Protestants and the Catholics of the south of France.

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    • Murat

    • Celebrated Crimes, Book 15
    • By: Alexandre Dumas père
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
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    In this, the 15th of the series, Dumas, the novelist-historian, brings his storytelling skills to a subject famous at the time but less so now: Joachim Murat, the brother-in-law of Napoleon Bonapart, who established him as King Joachim the First of Naples. Joachim is nothing if not an attractive, indeed romantic hero.

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    • Karl-Ludwig Sand

    • Celebrated Crimes, Book 5
    • By: Alexandre Dumas père
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
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    To paraphrase the note from the translator, The Celebrated Crimes of Alexandre Dumas père was not written for children. The novelist has spared no language - has minced no words - to describe violent scenes of violent times. In this, the fifth of the series, Dumas tells the story of Karl-Ludwig Sand, a man little known to the English-speaking world, but famous among German speakers; he was the man who assassinated August von Kotzebue, a vigorous advocate of Russia's interests and the interests of the Austrian Empire. In the years immediately following the fall of Napoleon, many people in Germany, particularly young people, were eagerly anticipating the coming of liberal government. Much to their dismay, the autocratic governments existing before the war were not only re-established, but put great energy to ensuring that a liberal revolution would never happen. Karl-Ludwig Sand, a young German student, became convinced that Kotzebue was the key figure in this wave of repression. He made up his mind to kill the man, and kill him he did.

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