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Les Médicis
Author: Alexandre Dumas
ISBN: 2311011871
Pages: 190
Year: 2012-09-14
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Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) a 38 ans lorsque, acculé à la faillite, il s'expatrie à Florence où il accepte la commande de la Galerie des Offices, qui lui propose d'écrire un texte d'hommage à la famille des Médicis, apothicaires enrichis, banquiers, hommes de pouvoir, papes, humanistes et surtout grands mécènes devant l'éternel, qui furent à l'origine de la création de la galerie, l'un des plus beaux musées du monde. Dumas, tout à son affaire, puise dans cette fresque les ingrédients qui feront le succès de ses grands romans ultérieurs, dont on sent la force naissante. S'appuyant sur de multiples sources, parmi lesquelles les chroniques florentines des XIVe et XVIe sicèles, Machiavel, Sismondi, etc., Dumas excelle dans l'art de transformer l'anecdote pittoresque en scène romanesque (la scène de l'assassinat du duc Alexandre de Médicis par Lorenzaccio est un modèle du genre !). Côme l'Ancien , Laurent le Magnifique, Léon X, Ferdinand Ier, Come III... Dumas fait revivre la grandeur et la décadence de ces fabuleux personnages dans un livre qui, conçu initialement comme une série limitée, était introuvable depuis longtemps.
The Red Sphinx: A Sequel to The Three Musketeers
Author: Alexandre Dumas
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 168177366X
Pages: 832
Year: 2017-01-03
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For the first time in English in over a century, a new translation of the forgotten sequel to Dumas’s The Three Musketeers, continuing the dramatic tale of Cardinal Richelieu and his implacable enemies. In 1844, Alexandre Dumas published The Three Musketeers, a novel so famous and still so popular today that it scarcely needs introduction. Shortly thereafter he wrote a sequel, Twenty Years After, that resumed the adventures of his swashbuckling heroes. Later, toward the end of his career, Dumas wrote The Red Sphinx, another direct sequel to The Three Musketeers that begins, not twenty years later, but a mere twenty days afterward. The Red Sphinx picks up right where the The Three Musketeers left off, continuing the stories of Cardinal Richelieu, Queen Anne, and King Louis XIII—and introducing a charming new hero, the Comte de Moret, a real historical figure from the period. A young cavalier newly arrived in Paris, Moret is an illegitimate son of the former king, and thus half-brother to King Louis. The French Court seethes with intrigue as king, queen, and cardinal all vie for power, and young Moret soon finds himself up to his handsome neck in conspiracy, danger—and passionate romance! Dumas wrote seventy-five chapters of The Red Sphinx, all for serial publication, but he never quite finished it, and so the novel languished for almost a century before its first book publication in France in 1946. While Dumas never completed the book, he had earlier written a separate novella, The Dove, that recounted the final adventures of Moret and Cardinal Richelieu. Now for the first time, in one cohesive narrative, The Red Sphinx and The Dove make a complete and satisfying storyline—a rip-roaring novel of historical adventure, heretofore unknown to English-language readers, by the great Alexandre Dumas, king of the swashbucklers.
The Borgias
Author: Alexandre Dumas
Publisher: Xist Publishing
ISBN: 1681956438
Pages: 185
Year: 2016-02-10
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The Encyclopedia of the Famous Borgias Family The Borgias by Alexandre Dumas is not necessarily a fiction novel but a history lesson with some fiction in it about the famous House of Borgia that ruled Renaissance Italy. Witness their corruption, the different plots to eliminate their opponents and climb the power ladder from bribery, simony and theft to incest and murder. ,This book has been professionally formatted for e-readers and contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.
Alexandre Dumas' Adventures in Czarist Russia
Author: Alexandre Dumas
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Pages: 208
Year: 1961
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The diary of a diplomat in Russia, 1917-1918
Author: Louis Robien (comte de)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Pages: 318
Year: 1969
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My Memoirs
Author: Alexandre Dumas
Year: 1821
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Author: Ivan Cloulas
Publisher: Dorset Press
ISBN: 0880298065
Pages: 396
Year: 1992-06-01
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Their wealth exceeded the limits of imagination. Their political acumen and cunning inspired the genius of Machiavelli. Their influence on the Catholic Church was unparalleled. The story of the Borgias is truly extraordinary, filled with the intrigue and drama of men and women who gave free rein to their passions and scorned conventional morality.
Magnificence and Grandeur of the Royal Houses in Europe
Author: Catherine Arminjon, Grimaldi Forum (Monaco, Monaco)
Publisher: Skira - Berenice
ISBN: 8857211177
Pages: 367
Year: 2011
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A sumptuous and original European Tour through the palaces and the works of art belonging to royal and princely figures who have marked the histories of theur dynasties and countries. Published on the occasion of an exhibition of the same name at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco, this book allows us to enter 20 European courts for the first time, from palace to palace, and to meet great imperial, royal and princely figures, who have marked the histories of their dynasties and countries. Four centuries of history (XVI-XXth centuries) become animated through a sumptuous and original European Tour which sheds light on its sovereigns and their splendour: from Augustus the Strong, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland to the Emperor Franz Josef and Empress Elizabeth of Austria, including Tsar Alexander II of Russia and also Leopold I, first King of the Belgians To illustrate this ambitious undertaking, seven hundred exceptional works of art portraits, sculptures, furniture, porcelain, silver and gold, costumes and jewellery taken from royal collections and prestigious institutions, enable the reader to discover the lives, roles, and passions of these individuals and couples, as well as their time and accomplishments in the fields of the arts, history and science.
Tales of the Caucasus
Author: Alexandre Dumas
Publisher: London : J.M. Dent and Company ; Boston : Little, Brown
Pages: 355
Year: 1895
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Salvator Rosa in French Literature
Author: James Patty
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813171938
Pages: 280
Year: 2005-01-31
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" Salvator Rosa (1615–1673) was a colorful and controversial Italian painter, talented musician, a notable comic actor, a prolific correspondent, and a successful satirist and poet. His paintings, especially his rugged landscapes and their evocation of the sublime, appealed to Romantic writers, and his work was highly influential on several generations of European writers. James S. Patty analyzes Rosa’s tremendous influence on French writers, chiefly those of the nineteenth century, such as Stendhal, Honoré de Balzac, Victor Hugo, George Sand, and Théophile Gautier. Arranged in chronological order, with numerous quotations from French fiction, poetry, drama, art criticism, art history, literary history, and reference works, Salvator Rosa in French Literature forms a narrative account of the reception of Rosa’s life and work in the world of French letters. James S. Patty, professor emeritus of French at Vanderbilt University, is the author of Dürer in French Letters . He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Napoleon's Crimes
Author: Claude Ribbe
Publisher: One World (UK)
ISBN: 1851685332
Pages: 200
Year: 2008
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Did Napoleon provide the model for Hitler's Final Solution?140 years before the Holocaust, Napoleon used gas to exterminate the civil population of the Antilles, he created concentration camps in Corsica and Alba, and he re-established the slave trade, provoking the deaths of over 200,000 Africans in the French colonies. In this riveting and controversial expose, Ribbe reveals Napoleon's shocking legacy to the atrocities of the twentieth century.
An Italian Journey
Author: Jean Giono
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810160285
Pages: 188
Year: 2001
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In An Italian Journey, Jean Giono describes his journey to the land of his father's people. A reluctant traveler (he rarely left Provence), Giono discovers a strange beauty not only in the palazzi and canals of Venice but also in wistful waiters, suspicious hairdressers, pugnacious men of God, recalcitrant coffeemakers, umbrellas, and field machinery. In Giono's world a stamp collectors' market can appear to verge on revolution and inept municipal musicians suddenly offer Mozartian joys.
Author: Paul Meurice
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 1378670914
Pages: 336
Year: 2018-02-24
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Robin Hood the Outlaw
Author: Alexandre Dumas
ISBN: 1492839930
Pages: 284
Year: 2013-09-27
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This is the sequel to The Prince of Thieves which was Dumas' first book about Robin Hood. The adventurous life of the gallant Outlaw, Robin Hood, has long been a favorite theme of song and story in England. True, the Historian must often ask in vain for documents verifying the wild doings of the famous Robber. But there is a mass of legend referring to our Hero which bears the seal of genuineness upon its face and throws a flood of light on the manners and customs of his epoch. Robin Hood's biographers are not agreed as to the circumstances of his birth. While some assign him a noble origin, others dispute his title to be called the Earl of Huntingdon. Be this as it may, Robin Hood was the last Saxon who tried seriously to resist the Norman rule. The series of events forming the History we have undertaken to relate, probable and possible as they may appear, are nevertheless perhaps mere products of popular fancy, for indeed material proof of their authenticity is utterly and entirely wanting. The widespread celebrity of the Gallant Outlaw has come down to us dressed in all the fresh and brilliant hues of the first days of its origination. There is not an English author but devotes a good word or two to him. Cordun, an ecclesiastical writer of the Fourteenth Century, styles him ille famosissimus sicarius-" the most famous of bandits." Major describes him as " that most gentle Prince of Thieves." The author of a very curious Latin poem, dating from 1304, compares him with William Wallace, the hero of Scotland. The celebrated Camden says of him: "Robin Hood is the most gallant of brigands." Last but not least, Shakespeare himself, in As You Like It, desiring to portray the manner of life of the Exiled Duke and suggest how happily he is circumstanced, writes:- "They say, he is already in the forest of Arden (Ardennes), and a many merry men with him; and there they live like old Robin Hood of England; they say, many young gentlemen flock to him every day, and fleet the time carelessly, as they did in the golden world." To enumerate the names of all the authors who have eulogized Robin Hood would only exhaust the reader's patience; enough to say that in every one of the legends, songs, ballads, and chronicles that speak of him, he is universally represented as a man of noble spirit and an unequal led courage and intrepidity. He was adored not only by his companions (he was never once betrayed), but likewise by all the inhabitants of Nottinghamshire. Robin Hood affords the sole instance of one who, without canonisation as a Saint, yet has his festival. Down to the end of the Sixteenth Century, people, kings, princes, and magistrates, both in Scotland and England, celebrated our Hero's feastday by games established in his honor. Sir Walter Scott's fine romance of Ivanhoe has made Robin Hood's name familiar in France as in England. But properly to appreciate the history of his band of outlaws, we must bear in mind that, after the conquest of England by William, the Norman forest laws punished poachers by blinding and castration. The double penalty, which meant a fate worse than death, drove the unhappy wretches who had rendered themselves liable to its horrors to fly to the woods. Thus their very means of livelihood came to depend on the exercise of the same acts which had put them outside the law. The majority of these outlawed poachers belonged to the Saxon stock, dispossessed by the Conquest; so that to rob a rich Norman Baron was, after all, only recovering the property of which their fathers had been deprived. This fact, fully explained in the Epic romance of Ivanhoe and in the present account of the exploits of Robin Hood, should prevent our ever confounding these amiable outlaws with common thieves and cut-throats.