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Karl-Ludwig Sand

by Alexandre Dumas

With a little amplification, the novel is almost a non-fictitious story of Karl-Ludwig Sand. It narrates his crime against the royalty and the relentless pursuance of the criminal afterwards. Read with maturity of mind it provides deep insight into the atrocities perpetuated by the royalty and the hatred of the people for such authority.

The Knight of Maison-Rouge

by Alexandre Dumas Lorenzo Carcaterra Julie Rose

A major new translation of a forgotten classicParis, 1793, the onset of the Terror. Brave Republican Maurice rescues a mys-terious and beautiful woman from an angry mob and is unknowingly drawn into a secret Royalist plot--a plot revolving around the imprisoned Queen of France, Marie Antoinette, and her enigmatic and fearless champion, the Knight of Maison-Rouge. Full of surprising twists, breakneck adventure, conspiracies, swordplay, romance, and heroism, The Knight of Maison-Rouge is an exhilarating tale of selflessness, love, and honor under the shadow of the guillotine. Dumas here is at the very height of his powers, and with this first and only modern translation, readers can once again ride with the Knight of Maison-Rouge.From the Hardcover edition.

Le comte de Monte-Cristo, Tome I

by Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) est un crivain franais. Il est n Villers-Cotterts (Aisne). Il reut une ducation plutt mediocre. Aprs des tudes ngliges, il travailla comme clerc chez un notaire et dbuta la rdaction de pices de th[tre avec son ami, le vicomte Adolphe Ribbing de Leuven. Ces premiers essais furent autant dchecs. En 1823, il entra au service du Duc dOrlans comme expditionnaire gr[ce sa calligraphie. Il lisait alors Shakespeare, Walter Scott, Goethe et Schiller qui furent les sources dinspiration principales de son th[tre. Il continua crire pour le th[tre et connut enfin le succs gr[ce la reprsentation en 1829 de Henri III et sa cour par la Comdie-Franaise. Ce succs continua pendant toute sa carrire littraire dans ses genres de prdilection: le drame, le roman historique et le feuilleton. Ses oeuvres comprennent: Les Trois Mousquetaires (1844), Le Comte de Monte-Cristo (1845-1846) et Le Vicomte de Bragelonne (1848).

Le comte de Monte-Cristo, Tome II

by Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) est un crivain franais. Il est n Villers-Cotterts (Aisne). Il reut une ducation plutt mediocre. Aprs des tudes ngliges, il travailla comme clerc chez un notaire et dbuta la rdaction de pices de th[tre avec son ami, le vicomte Adolphe Ribbing de Leuven. Ces premiers essais furent autant dchecs. En 1823, il entra au service du Duc dOrlans comme expditionnaire gr[ce sa calligraphie. Il lisait alors Shakespeare, Walter Scott, Goethe et Schiller qui furent les sources dinspiration principales de son th[tre. Il continua crire pour le th[tre et connut enfin le succs gr[ce la reprsentation en 1829 de Henri III et sa cour par la Comdie-Franaise. Ce succs continua pendant toute sa carrire littraire dans ses genres de prdilection: le drame, le roman historique et le feuilleton. Ses oeuvres comprennent: Les Trois Mousquetaires (1844), Le Comte de Monte-Cristo (1845-1846) et Le Vicomte de Bragelonne (1848).

Le comte de Monte-Cristo, Tome III

by Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) est un crivain franais. Il est n Villers-Cotterts (Aisne). Il reut une ducation plutt mediocre. Aprs des tudes ngliges, il travailla comme clerc chez un notaire et dbuta la rdaction de pices de th[tre avec son ami, le vicomte Adolphe Ribbing de Leuven. Ces premiers essais furent autant dchecs. En 1823, il entra au service du Duc dOrlans comme expditionnaire gr[ce sa calligraphie. Il lisait alors Shakespeare, Walter Scott, Goethe et Schiller qui furent les sources dinspiration principales de son th[tre. Il continua crire pour le th[tre et connut enfin le succs gr[ce la reprsentation en 1829 de Henri III et sa cour par la Comdie-Franaise. Ce succs continua pendant toute sa carrire littraire dans ses genres de prdilection: le drame, le roman historique et le feuilleton. Ses oeuvres comprennent: Les Trois Mousquetaires (1844), Le Comte de Monte-Cristo (1845-1846) et Le Vicomte de Bragelonne (1848).

Le comte de Monte-Cristo, Tome IV

by Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) est un crivain franais. Il est n Villers-Cotterts (Aisne). Il reut une ducation plutt mediocre. Aprs des tudes ngliges, il travailla comme clerc chez un notaire et dbuta la rdaction de pices de th[tre avec son ami, le vicomte Adolphe Ribbing de Leuven. Ces premiers essais furent autant dchecs. En 1823, il entra au service du Duc dOrlans comme expditionnaire gr[ce sa calligraphie. Il lisait alors Shakespeare, Walter Scott, Goethe et Schiller qui furent les sources dinspiration principales de son th[tre. Il continua crire pour le th[tre et connut enfin le succs gr[ce la reprsentation en 1829 de Henri III et sa cour par la Comdie-Franaise. Ce succs continua pendant toute sa carrire littraire dans ses genres de prdilection: le drame, le roman historique et le feuilleton. Ses oeuvres comprennent: Les Trois Mousquetaires (1844), Le Comte de Monte-Cristo (1845-1846) et Le Vicomte de Bragelonne (1848).

The Man in the Iron Mask

by Alexandre Dumas Joachim Neugroschel Francine du Plessix Gray

Deep inside the dreaded Bastille, a twenty-three-year-old prisoner called merely "Philippe" has languished for eight long, dark years. He does not know his real name or what crime he is supposed to have committed. But Aramis, one of the original Three Musketeers, has bribed his way into the cell to reveal the shocking secret that has kept Philippe locked away from the world. That carefully concealed truth could topple Louis XIV, king of France, which is exactly what Aramis is plotting to do!A daring jailbreak, a brilliant masquerade, and a terrifying fight for the throne may make Aramis betray his sacred vow, "All for one, and one for all!" In this concluding episode of the Three Musketeers saga, the actions of Aramis and the other Musketeers - Athos, Porthos, and the most dashing of them all, D'Artagnan - bring either honor or disgrace. . . and a horrifying punishment for the final loser in the battle royal.

The Man in the Iron Mask

by Alexandre Dumas Jack Zipes Roger Celestin

Deep inside the dreaded Bastille, a young prisoner has languished, his face hidden from all, for eight long years. He knows neither his true identity nor the crime that got him there. Then Aramis, one of the original three musketeers--the finest swordsmen in all of France--bribes his way into the young man's cell to reveal the shocking truth. The revelation of this truth could very well topple Louis XIV, King of France, from his throne--and Aramis aims to do just that. But a daring jailbreak, a brilliant masquerade, and a bloody fight for the throne may make Aramis betray his sacred vow of "All for one, one for all." And in so doing, he will pit musketeer against musketeer, bringing an end to this swashbuckling saga--and either honor or disgrace upon them all.... "The name Alexandre Dumas is more than French--it is universal."--Victor Hugo With a New Introduction by Roger Celestin and an Afterword by Jack Zipes

Martin Guerre

by Alexandre Dumas

Description of a celebrated crime.

The Modern Library Children's Classics: 5-Book Bundle

by Alexandre Dumas Lewis Carroll Kenneth Grahame J. M. Barrie

For young dreamers, nostalgic parents, and imaginative readers of all ages, this wonderful eBook collection not only contains five of the most beloved children's books in the world but some of the most admired and enduring literature ever put to page. Each of these can be considered a "Household Book," as A. A. Milne so affectionately described The Wind in the Willows--books that "everybody in the household loves, and quotes continually ever afterwards; [books which are] read aloud to every new guest." THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS Kenneth Grahame Written by Kenneth Grahame as bedtime stories for his son, The Wind in the Willows continues to delight readers today. Basing his fanciful animal characters on human archetypes, Grahame imparts a gentle, playful wisdom in his timeless tales. Few readers will be able to resist an invitation to join the Wild Wooders at Toad Hall, enjoy a quick splash in the river with Rat and Badger, or take a swerving ride with Toad in a "borrowed" motor-car. ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND & THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS Lewis Carroll Conceived by a shy British don on a golden afternoon to entertain ten-year-old Alice Liddell and her sisters, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass have delighted generations of readers in more than eighty languages. "The clue to the enduring fascination and greatness of the Alice books," writes A. S. Byatt in her Introduction, "lies in language. It is play, and word-play, and its endless intriguing puzzles continue to reveal themselves long after we have ceased to be children." PETER PAN J. M. Barrie Set in London and and the magical Neverland, J. M. Barrie's tale of a boy who refuses to grow up has delighted generations of readers. In this novel, which Barrie adapted from his 1904 play, Peter introduces Wendy, Michael, and John Darling to the fairy Tinker Bell and the lost boys. Together, they do battle with Captain Hook and his fierce band of pirates. THE THREE MUSKETEERS Alexandre Dumas First published in 1844, Alexandre Dumas's swashbuckling epic chronicles the adventures of D'Artagnan, a gallant young nobleman who journeys to Paris in 1625 hoping to join the ranks of the musketeers guarding Louis XIII. He soon finds himself fighting alongside three heroic comrades--Athos, Porthos, and Aramis--who seek to uphold the honor of the king by foiling the wicked plots of Cardinal Richelieu and the beautiful spy "Milady."

Murat

by Alexandre Dumas

Nisida

by Alexandre Dumas

Nutcracker and Mouse King and The Tale of the Nutcracker

by Alexandre Dumas E. T. A. Hoffmann

The original stories behind everyone's favorite Christmas ballet It wasn't until the 1950s that seeing The Nutcracker at Christmastime became an American tradition. But the story itself is much older and its original intent more complex. This eye-opening new volume presents two of the tale's earliest versions, both in new translations: E. T. A. Hoffmann's Nutcracker and Mouse King (1816), in which a young girl is whisked away to the Land of Toys to help her animated nutcracker defeat the Mouse King, and Alexandre Dumas's 1845 adaptation, The Tale of the Nutcracker, based on Hoffmann's popular work. Irresistible tales of magic, mystery, and childhood adventure, these timeless delights and fresh interpretations about the importance of imagination will captivate readers of all ages. .

The Three Musketeers

by Alexandre Dumas

It's "one for all and all for one!" as D'Artagnan and his three pals follow a course of swashbuckling intrigue and adventure in 17th-centry France. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Three Musketeers

by Alexandre Dumas

The Three Musketeers, by French writer Alexandre Dumas, was first released in serial form in 1844, a year before Dumas' publication of The Count of Monte Cristo. The story was an instant success, largely due to Dumas' transformation of the historical fiction genre. In The Three Musketeers, contrary to popular practice at the time, history acted as a backdrop for the story rather than the primary element, making it a fun and accessible read. The story follows young d'Artagnan and his friends Athos, Porthos, and Aramis as they defend honor amidst the power struggles of 17th century France. Still popular with readers today, this classic is now available in a chic and affordable edition as part of the Word Cloud Classics series from Canterbury Classics.

The Three Musketeers

by Alexandre Dumas Marcelle Clements Thomas Flanagan

"We read The Three Musketeers to experience a sense of romance and for the sheer excitement of the story," reflected Clifton Fadiman. "In these violent pages all is action, intrigue, suspense, surprise--an almost endless chain of duels, murders, love affairs, unmaskings, ambushes, hairbreadth escapes, wild rides. It is all impossible and it is all magnificent." First published in 1844, Alexandre Dumas's swashbuckling epic chronicles the adventures of D'Artagnan, a gallant young nobleman who journeys to Paris in 1625 hoping to join the ranks of musketeers guarding Louis XIII. He soon finds himself fighting alongside three heroic comrades--Athos, Porthos, and Aramis--who seek to uphold the honor of the king by foiling the wicked plots of Cardinal Richelieu and the beautiful spy "Milady." "Dumas will be read a hundred, nay, three hundred years on," wrote John Galsworthy. "His greatest creation is undoubtedly D'Artagnan, type at once of the fighting adventurer and of the trusty servant, whose wily blade is ever at the back of those whose hearts have neither his magnanimity nor his courage. Few, if any, characters in fiction inspire one with such belief in their individual existences. . . . To one who made D'Artagnan all shall be forgiven." Clifton Fadiman agreed: "Dumas enjoyed writing his stories. . . . The pleasure he must have felt in creating D'Artagnan's troubles and triumphs flashes out of these pages. . . . Dumas rampaged through the history of France, inventing, changing, distorting--doing whatever was needed to produce a tale to hold the reader breathless."

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