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Karl-Ludwig Sand - Celebrated Crimes, Book 5

Alexandre Dumas

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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 fourth of the series, Dumas tells the story of Karl-Ludwig Sand, a man little known to the English-speaking world, but famous among German speakers; he was the man who assassinated August von Kotzebue, a vigorous advocate of Russia's interests and the interests of the Austrian Empire. In the years immediately following the fall of Napoleon, many people in Germany, particularly young people, were eagerly anticipating the coming of liberal goverment. Much to their dismay, the autocratic governments existing before the war were not only re-established, but put great energy to ensuring that a liberal revolution would never happen. Karl-Ludwig Sand, a young German student, became convinced that Kotzebue was the key figure in this wave of repression. He made up his mind to kill the man, and kill him he did. Dumas gives us an intimate and revealing portrait of Sand's intellectual and emotional development, tracing with the hand of a master novelist the development of the character not of a fiction, but of an actual man. It is particularly interesting because Dumas, quite the advocate of liberal government himself, is clearly sympathetic toward Sand, though he clearly portrays the brutality of the murder of Kotzebue and the unstable trend of sand's mind leading up to it. In particular, through extensive transcriptions of Sand's journals and letters, he shows how this deeply Christian man became a deeply Christian assassin. Enjoy!

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Bethune

Length:

2h 20m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:02


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:01


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:14


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:04