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    • The Man in the Iron Mask

    • Celebrated Crimes, Book 11
    • By: Alexandre Dumas père
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
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    Ever since the time of Louis XIV, the story has been told of a man mysteriously snatched out of the world and buried for life not merely in a prison cell but also in an mask of iron: an imprisonment designed to ensure no one would ever know his name or even see his face. Dumas asks: Who was the man in the iron mask? Why was he imprisoned? Why were such strange precautions taken, and why was he treated with such respect and care, given everything he asked for--except his freedom and his name?

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    • Celebrated Crimes - Volume Six

    • By: Alexandre Dumas Pere, George Burnham Ives - translator
    • Narrated by: Linda Barrans
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
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    In Celebrated Crimes [eight volumes: this version, 1895], Dumas the elder, recognised master of historical fiction (The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers) turns to historical fact. In this volume: Joan of Naples. The much-married queen does what she must to survive ‘the violence and treachery of this barbarous age’. ‘An angel soiled by crime, she lied like Satan himself .’ The Man in The Iron Mask (an essay). How much of the well-known story is fact, and how much fiction? 

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    • The Marquise de Ganges

    • Celebrated Crimes, Book 18
    • By: Alexandre Dumas père
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
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    In this, the 18th of the series, Dumas explores the history of a famous French aristocratic family: that of Marie de Rossan, also known as Diane de Joannis de Roussan and as Anne-Elisabeth De Rossan, but in any case the Marquise de Ganges and La Belle Belle Provençale - often described as the most beautiful woman of her time. It was, indeed, her beauty that undid her.

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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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    • Martin Guerre

    • Celebrated Crimes, Book 12
    • By: Alexandre Dumas père
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
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    In this, the twelfth of the series, Dumas, the novelist-historian, is back in full force. His subject is a well-documented historical fact: that a man named Arnaud du Thil was able to pass for two years as Martin Guerre, deceiving villages, neighbors, friends, family, and even the wife of Martin Guerre with equal success, even to the point of becoming the father of two children by Martin Guerre's wife.

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    • The Borgias

    • Celebrated Crimes, Book 1
    • By: Alexandre Dumas père
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 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 first of the series, Dumas tells the luridly sexy, amazingly violent, and strikingly amoral story of the three most famous members of the Borgia family - Pope Alexander VI, Lucrezia, and above all Cesare.

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    • By Theodore on 11-16-14

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    • The Three Musketeers

    • By: Alexandre Dumas père
    • Narrated by: Mark F. Smith
    • Length: 26 hrs and 11 mins
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    The Three Musketeers (French: Les Trois Mousquetaires) is a historical adventure novel written in 1844 by French author Alexandre Dumas. Set in 1625 to 1628, it recounts the adventures of a young man named d'Artagnan (based on Charles de Batz-Castelmore d'Artagnan) after he leaves home to travel to Paris to join the Musketeers of the Guard. Although d'Artagnan is not able to join this elite corps immediately, he befriends the three most formidable musketeers of the age - Athos, Porthos and Aramis - and gets involved in affairs of the state and court.  

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    • By Mike on 07-04-18

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    • The Cenci

    • Celebrated Crimes, Book 2
    • By: Alexandre Dumas père
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 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 particular, the torture of Beatrice Cenci at the hands of the authorities of Rome is given in brutal and clinical detail, sparing nothing.In this, the second of the series, Dumas tells the frankly horrifying story of the tragic sons and daughers of Francesco Cenci.

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    • Vaninka

    • Celebrated Crimes, Book 17
    • By: Alexandre Dumas père
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
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    In this, the 17th of the series, Dumas, in this case more a novelist than a historian, turns his attention to a story from Russia: that of Vaninka. Her father was a Russian count and a general in the Russian Imperial army under Paul I. She falls in love with one of her father's officers, whose tragic but accidental death leads her to a savage crime. Ironically, bringing her to justice requires a great perversion of justice itself.

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    • Antonin Derues

    • Celebrated Crimes, Book 8
    • By: Alexandre Dumas père
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
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    To paraphrase the note from the translator, The Celebrated Crimes of Alexandre Dumas pere 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 eighth of the series, Dumas explores the depths of a soul, that of Antonin Derues, a man capable of the most amazing hypocrisy, perfidy, and cruelty.

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