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Joan of Naples - Celebrated Crimes, book 10

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 tenth of the series, Dumas places us at the court of Joan of Naples, a beautiful, emotional, highly capable woman at the center of thirty years of plotting, betrayal, intrigue, war, beauty, love and death. Hers is a world at war between both secular and ecclesiastical centers of power: the Pope at Avignon, the king in France, the emperor in Germany, and most importantly for her story, the kings of Hungary, so far away in culture and temperament, so close across the Adriatic Sea. Personal, political and social forces lead to her connivance in the death of her husband, forces which eventually lead to her own death as well. This is the world that Niccolo Machiavelli knew so well and described so precisely: a world where networks of competing interests writhe and clash, where enemies become friends and friends become enemies with startling speed, where the highest courage and the basest cowardice can combine in the same person. 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 tenth of the series, Dumas places us at the court of Joan of Naples, a beautiful, emotional, highly capable woman at the center of thirty years of plotting, betrayal, intrigue, war, beauty, love and death. Hers is a world at war between both secular and ecclesiastical centers of power: the Pope at Avignon, the king in France, the emperor in Germany, and most importantly for her story, the kings of Hungary, so far away in culture and temperament, so close across the Adriatic Sea. Personal, political and social forces lead to her connivance in the death of her husband, forces which eventually lead to her own death as well. This is the world that Niccolo Machiavelli knew so well and described so precisely: a world where networks of competing interests writhe and clash, where enemies become friends and friends become enemies with startling speed, where the highest courage and the basest cowardice can combine in the same person. 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 tenth of the series, Dumas places us at the court of Joan of Naples, a beautiful, emotional, highly capable woman at the center of thirty years of plotting, betrayal, intrigue, war, beauty, love and death. Hers is a world at war between both secular and ecclesiastical centers of power: the Pope at Avignon, the king in France, the emperor in Germany, and most importantly for her story, the kings of Hungary, so far away in culture and temperament, so close across the Adriatic Sea. Personal, political and social forces lead to her connivance in the death of her husband, forces which eventually lead to her own death as well. This is the world that Niccolo Machiavelli knew so well and described so precisely: a world where networks of competing interests writhe and clash, where enemies become friends and friends become enemies with startling speed, where the highest courage and the basest cowardice can combine in the same person. Enjoy!

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Bethune

Length:

4h 12m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:11


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:18


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:14


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:45


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:32


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:41


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:58


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:51


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:03


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:11


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:44


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:16


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:57


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:59


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:06


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:13


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:54


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:13


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:39


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:12


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:57


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:05


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:53


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:00


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:05


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:27