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Celebrated Crimes, Vol. 1

Alexandre Dumas

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Dumas's 'Celebrated Crimes' was not written for children. The novelist has spared no language--has minced no words--to describe the violent scenes of a violent time. In some instances facts appear distorted out of their true perspective, and in others the author makes unwarranted charges. The careful, mature reader, for whom the books are intended, will recognize, and allow for, this fact. (from publisher's note) The first volume comprises the annals of the Borgias and the Cenci. The name of the noted and notorious Florentine family has become a synonym for intrigue and violence, and yet the Borgias have not been without stanch defenders in history. Another famous Italian story is that of the Cenci. The beautiful Beatrice Cenci--celebrated in the painting of Guido, the sixteenth century romance of Guerrazi, and the poetic tragedy of Shelley, not tomention numerous succeeding works inspired by her hapless fate—will always remain a shadowy figure and one of infinite pathos. (from Introduction)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

10h 17m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

25:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

18:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

26:25


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:19


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

18:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

26:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:07


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:01


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

14:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

13:35


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:05


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

14:04