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Ali Pasha - Celebrated Crimes book 13

Alexandre Dumas

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 thirteenth 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. Ali Pasha rose from a homeless teenage brigand robbing travelers on the roads of his native Albania to one of the most powerful and wealthy viziers of the Ottoman empire, the sole absolute ruler of much of what is now Greece, Albania, and other parts of the Balkans. Although he never intended to do so, he helped trigger the revolt that freed Greece from Turkish rule, a process that put the Ottoman Empire on the road to its final collapse. Ali traces his life from his earliest days throughout his career of crime until his violent death and its aftermath. Of course, Dumas, the dramatist and novelist, cannot help embellishing the work of Dumas, the historian. He gives us words and actions that cannot possibly be part of the historical record from scenes that are as effectively histrionic as they are undocumented. However, all his melodrama is well based on his history, and he certainly makes a wonderful tale out of his materials. Dumas may have collaborated on this, as he frequently did in his works, with other writers. Nevertheless, it is clearly Dumas who has the final say on this work, as with all the other works in this series. Enjoy!

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 thirteenth 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. Ali Pasha rose from a homeless teenage brigand robbing travelers on the roads of his native Albania to one of the most powerful and wealthy viziers of the Ottoman empire, the sole absolute ruler of much of what is now Greece, Albania, and other parts of the Balkans. Although he never intended to do so, he helped trigger the revolt that freed Greece from Turkish rule, a process that put the Ottoman Empire on the road to its final collapse. Ali traces his life from his earliest days throughout his career of crime until his violent death and its aftermath. Of course, Dumas, the dramatist and novelist, cannot help embellishing the work of Dumas, the historian. He gives us words and actions that cannot possibly be part of the historical record from scenes that are as effectively histrionic as they are undocumented. However, all his melodrama is well based on his history, and he certainly makes a wonderful tale out of his materials. Dumas may have collaborated on this, as he frequently did in his works, with other writers. Nevertheless, it is clearly Dumas who has the final say on this work, as with all the other works in this series. Enjoy!
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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 thirteenth 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. Ali Pasha rose from a homeless teenage brigand robbing travelers on the roads of his native Albania to one of the most powerful and wealthy viziers of the Ottoman empire, the sole absolute ruler of much of what is now Greece, Albania, and other parts of the Balkans. Although he never intended to do so, he helped trigger the revolt that freed Greece from Turkish rule, a process that put the Ottoman Empire on the road to its final collapse. Ali traces his life from his earliest days throughout his career of crime until his violent death and its aftermath. Of course, Dumas, the dramatist and novelist, cannot help embellishing the work of Dumas, the historian. He gives us words and actions that cannot possibly be part of the historical record from scenes that are as effectively histrionic as they are undocumented. However, all his melodrama is well based on his history, and he certainly makes a wonderful tale out of his materials. Dumas may have collaborated on this, as he frequently did in his works, with other writers. Nevertheless, it is clearly Dumas who has the final say on this work, as with all the other works in this series. Enjoy!

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Bethune

Length:

4h 41m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:04


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:56


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:42


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:33


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:08


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:01


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:07


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:50


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:07


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:52


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:01


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:00


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:56


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:29


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:41


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:59


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:57


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:01


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:07


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:57


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:00


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:06


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:15


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:45


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:59


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:07


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:57


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:12


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:59


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:05


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:47


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:43