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The Marquise de Ganges - Celebrated Crimes, Book 18

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 eighteenth of the series, Dumas explores the history of a famous French aristocratic family: that of Marie de Rossan, also known as Diane de Joannis de Roussan and as Anne-Elisabeth De Rossan, but in any case the Marquise de Ganges and La Belle Belle Provençale: often described as the most beautiful woman of her time. It was, indeed, her beauty that undid her. After the death of her first husband, she heard of the Marquis de Gange; she heard of him as the handsomest man in France, and she could not resist the urge to meet him. They met, they married, and the rest is history--bloody, violent and terrible history, completely opposite to the sweet romance with which it began. Dumas tells her story in full, and also takes us through the tales of her husband, her children, and the men who murdered her--and that group may include her husband as well. 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 eighteenth of the series, Dumas explores the history of a famous French aristocratic family: that of Marie de Rossan, also known as Diane de Joannis de Roussan and as Anne-Elisabeth De Rossan, but in any case the Marquise de Ganges and La Belle Belle Provençale: often described as the most beautiful woman of her time. It was, indeed, her beauty that undid her. After the death of her first husband, she heard of the Marquis de Gange; she heard of him as the handsomest man in France, and she could not resist the urge to meet him. They met, they married, and the rest is history--bloody, violent and terrible history, completely opposite to the sweet romance with which it began. Dumas tells her story in full, and also takes us through the tales of her husband, her children, and the men who murdered her--and that group may include her husband as well. 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 eighteenth of the series, Dumas explores the history of a famous French aristocratic family: that of Marie de Rossan, also known as Diane de Joannis de Roussan and as Anne-Elisabeth De Rossan, but in any case the Marquise de Ganges and La Belle Belle Provençale: often described as the most beautiful woman of her time. It was, indeed, her beauty that undid her. After the death of her first husband, she heard of the Marquis de Gange; she heard of him as the handsomest man in France, and she could not resist the urge to meet him. They met, they married, and the rest is history--bloody, violent and terrible history, completely opposite to the sweet romance with which it began. Dumas tells her story in full, and also takes us through the tales of her husband, her children, and the men who murdered her--and that group may include her husband as well. 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:

2h 12m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:57


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:56


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:00


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:19