Her crime cost her a life of privilege. One of the strangest stories is that of Urbain Grandier, the innocent victim of a cunning and relentless religious plot.
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His story was dramatized by Dumas, in A famous German crime is that of Karl-Ludwig Sand, whose murder of Kotzebue, Councilor of the Russian Legation, caused an international upheaval which was not to subside for many years. But in this later form, the true story of this singular man doomed to wear an iron visor over his features during his entire lifetime could only be treated episodically.
While as a special subject in the Crimes, Dumas indulges his curiosity, and that of his reader, to the full. Hugo's unfinished tragedy, Les Jumeaux, is on the same subject; as also are others by Fournier, in French, and Zschokke, in German.
Few men have understood themselves better or been on better terms with the orbit of their existence than Ali Pacha, and as the personality of an individual is all the more striking, in proportion as it reflects the manners and ideas of the time and country in which he has lived, so the figure of Ali Pacha stands out, if not one of the most brilliant, at least one of the most singular in contemporary history.
In some instances facts appear distorted out of their true perspective, and in others the author makes unwarranted charges. The careful, mature reader -- for whom the books are intended -- will recognize and allow for this fact. From to , Dumas, with the assistance of several friends, compiled Celebrated Crimes, an eight-volume collection of essays on famous criminals and crimes from European history.
It was first published as part of his eight-volume series "Celebrated Crimes" , and recounts the shocking story of the the Cenci family.
Extremely powerful and well-known in sixteenth century Rome, the story of the Cenci is one of the most gruesome in Roman History, one that is expertly and authentically retold here by the master story-teller Alexandre Dumas. It was first published as part of his eight-volume series "Celebrated Crimes" , and recounts the fascinating story of Mary Queen of Scots from her early childhood to her abdication, exile in England, and execution.
Told by the master story-teller Alexandre Dumas, it constitutes a thrilling and highly entertaining retelling of the events that is not to be missed by fans and collectors of his seminal work. It was first published as part of his eight-volume series "Celebrated Crimes" and tells the tale of an infamous family squabble over inheritance that resulted in brutal murder during the seventeenth century.
A thrilling retelling by master story-teller Alexandre Dumas, this book is highly recommended for fans of the true-crime genre. Despite making a great deal of money from his writing, Dumas was almost perpetually penniless thanks to his extravagant lifestyle. We are republishing this antiquarian book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
It is true that the first hour after the punishment was generally so full of suffering that the knouted was sometimes unjust to the knouter, but this feeling seldom out-lasted the evening, and it was rare when it held out after the first glass of spirits that the operator drank to the health of his patient. The serf upon whom Ivan was about to exercise his dexterity was a man of five or six-and-thirty, red of hair and beard, a little above average height. His Greek origin might be traced in his countenance, which even in its expression of terror had preserved its habitual characteristics of craft and cunning.
When he arrived at the spot where the punishment was to take place, the culprit stopped and looked up at the window which had already claimed the young aide-de-camp's attention; it still remained shut.
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With a glance round the throng which obstructed the entrance leading to the street, he ended by gazing, with a horror-stricken shudder upon the plank on which he was to be stretched. The shudder did not escape his friend Ivan, who, approaching to remove the striped shirt that covered his shoulders, took the opportunity to whisper under his breath—. You remember your promise? Not for the first lashes, Gregory; do not count on that, for during the first strokes the aide-de-camp will be watching; but among the later ones be assured I will find means of cheating him of some of them.
Wait, wait one moment, your high origin, cried poor Gregory, addressing the young captain as though he had been a colonel, Vache Vousso Korodie, in order to flatter him. I believe that the lady Vaninka's window is about to open!
The young captain glanced eagerly towards the spot which had already several times claimed his attention, but not a fold of the silken curtains, which could be seen through the panes of the window, had moved. You are mistaken, you rascal, said the aide-de-camp, unwillingly removing his eyes from the window, as though he also had hoped to see it open, "you are.
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