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The Massacres of the South - Celebrated Crimes, Book 3

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 third of the series, Dumas tells the story of three centuries of sectarian violence and civil war between the Protestants and the Catholics of the south of France. His approach is both personal and partisan; he clearly has great admiration for some of the figures he presents, while others equally clearly disgust him. His story becomes all the more personal when he presents his own experience of witnessing the brutal murder a Protestant at the hands of Catholics; however, the novelist seems to run ahead of the historian or the biographer here, as the events he describes occured in 1815, when he was only 13 years old--too young to be married, as he is in the story he tells. Dumas is never guilty of allowing the truth to get in the way of a good story. However, as the translator notes, "The careful, mature reader, for whom the books are intended, will recognize, and allow for, this fact." We're reading Dumas here, not Tuchman or Toynbee. Dumas gives us a broad history of brutality, cowardice, bravery, and above all death - on the battlefield in war, on the streets in brutal murder, on the scaffold by torture. It is a tale of events and personalities that shook Europe and exerted a powerful effect on the politics of France down to the present day. 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 third of the series, Dumas tells the story of three centuries of sectarian violence and civil war between the Protestants and the Catholics of the south of France. His approach is both personal and partisan; he clearly has great admiration for some of the figures he presents, while others equally clearly disgust him. His story becomes all the more personal when he presents his own experience of witnessing the brutal murder a Protestant at the hands of Catholics; however, the novelist seems to run ahead of the historian or the biographer here, as the events he describes occured in 1815, when he was only 13 years old--too young to be married, as he is in the story he tells. Dumas is never guilty of allowing the truth to get in the way of a good story. However, as the translator notes, "The careful, mature reader, for whom the books are intended, will recognize, and allow for, this fact." We're reading Dumas here, not Tuchman or Toynbee. Dumas gives us a broad history of brutality, cowardice, bravery, and above all death - on the battlefield in war, on the streets in brutal murder, on the scaffold by torture. It is a tale of events and personalities that shook Europe and exerted a powerful effect on the politics of France down to the present day. 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 third of the series, Dumas tells the story of three centuries of sectarian violence and civil war between the Protestants and the Catholics of the south of France. His approach is both personal and partisan; he clearly has great admiration for some of the figures he presents, while others equally clearly disgust him. His story becomes all the more personal when he presents his own experience of witnessing the brutal murder a Protestant at the hands of Catholics; however, the novelist seems to run ahead of the historian or the biographer here, as the events he describes occured in 1815, when he was only 13 years old--too young to be married, as he is in the story he tells. Dumas is never guilty of allowing the truth to get in the way of a good story. However, as the translator notes, "The careful, mature reader, for whom the books are intended, will recognize, and allow for, this fact." We're reading Dumas here, not Tuchman or Toynbee. Dumas gives us a broad history of brutality, cowardice, bravery, and above all death - on the battlefield in war, on the streets in brutal murder, on the scaffold by torture. It is a tale of events and personalities that shook Europe and exerted a powerful effect on the politics of France down to the present day. Enjoy!

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Bethune

Length:

9h 6m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:56


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:02


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:02


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:03


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:55


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:12


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:59


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:50


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:48


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:07


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:50


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:08


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:58


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:04


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:03


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:00


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:00


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:01


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:57


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:03


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:12


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:54


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:04


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:59


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:55


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:10


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:54


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:58


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:08


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:22


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:36


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:07


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:06


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:49


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:03


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:01


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:15


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:51


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:59


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:01


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:08


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:50


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:00


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:27


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:34


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:05


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:58


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:14


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:54


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:12


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:46


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:17


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:50


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:57


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:09


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:51


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:18


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:48


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:08


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:50


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:08


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:04


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:54


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:06


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:56


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:06


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:00


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:58


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:04


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:41


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:24


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:03


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:56


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:36


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:28


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:03


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:02


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:55


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:05


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:59


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:03


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:55


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:21