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  • Alexandre Dumas

    The Three Musketeers is a swashbuckling story of derring-do. From d'Artagnan's first meeting with Athos, Portos and Aramis, the Musketeers he so admires, Alexandre Dumas never lets up the pace of his story. His four heroes gallop through the land, trying to foil the murderous plots of the Cardinal and Milady without a thought for their own safety. Dumas depicts the characters with a vivid colour and an energy that brings to life all the fury of their conflicting passions. He also lightens the tension of the melodrama with some entertaining touches of humour. 1. TO PARIS. Travelling through Meung on his way to Paris, d'Artagnan overhears a man laughing at his horse. He challenges the...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It is often considered, along with The Three Musketeers, as Dumas' most popular work. It is also among the highest selling books of all time. The writing of the work was completed in 1844. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from the plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet. The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean and the Levant during the historical events of 1815–1838 (from just before the Hundred Days through the reign of Louis-Philippe of France). The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book. It is...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It is often considered, along with The Three Musketeers, as Dumas' most popular work. It is also among the highest selling books of all time. The writing of the work was completed in 1844. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from the plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet. The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean and the Levant during the historical events of 1815–1838 (from just before the Hundred Days through the reign of Louis-Philippe of France). The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book. It is...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It is often considered, along with The Three Musketeers, as Dumas' most popular work. It is also among the highest selling books of all time. The writing of the work was completed in 1844. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from the plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet. The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean and the Levant during the historical events of 1815–1838 (from just before the Hundred Days through the reign of Louis-Philippe of France). The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book. It is...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    The latest entry in this acclaimed series of new translations of the Musketeer novels, Blood Royal continues the adventures of the valiant d'Artagnan and his three loyal friends. The latest translation in Lawrence Ellsworth's acclaimed new series of Alexandre Dumas's greatest adventures is Blood Royal, the second half of what Dumas originally published as Twenty Years After. In this volume all the plots and schemes set up in the previous novel come to dramatic fruition in the kind of exciting thrill-ride Dumas is famous for-while at the same time introducing the characters and themes that form the foundation of the rest of the series, leading to its great climax in The Man in the Iron...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by Paterson Joseph, known for his roles in the forthcoming BBC adaption of Malorie Blackman's Noughts and Crosses, Peep Show, and Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere. This definitive recording includes an Introduction by Richard Pevear. Young D'Artagnan arrives in Paris to join the King's elite guards, but almost immediately finds he is duelling with some of the very men he has come to swear allegiance to - Porthos, Athos and Aramis, inseparable friends: the Three Musketeers. Soon part of their close band, D'Artagnan's loyalty to his new allies puts him in the deadly path of Cardinal Richlieu's machinations. And when the young hero...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    Alexandre Dumas’s novels are notable for their suspense and excitement, their foul deeds, hairsbreadth escapes, and glorious victories. In The Black Tulip, the real hero is no musketeer, but a flower. The novel, a deceptively simple story, is set in Holland in 1672 during the amazing tulipmania of the seventeenth century that brought wealth to some and ruin to many. The story weaves the historical events surrounding the brutal murder of John de Witte and his brother Cornelius into a tale of romantic love. The novel is also a timeless political allegory in which Dumas, drawing on the violence and crimes of history, makes his case against tyranny and puts all his energies into creating...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    Alexandre Dumas brings an extraordinary period of history to life in this exciting period romance. It is the twilight of the reign of King Charles IX, and France is dominated by religious wars between Catholics and Protestants. King Charles' sister, Marguerite, daughter of staunch Catholics Henri II and Catherine de Medici, is set to marry the Protestant Henri de Navarre. Their marriage sets off a series of conspiracies between the Catholics and the Protestants in a dangerous and breathtaking game for power. From the mysterious murder of Henri de Navarre's mother, cleverly plotted by the evil Catherine de Medici, to the notorious Saint Bartholomew Massacre, which killed thousands of...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    Mixing a bit of seventeenth-century French history with a great deal of invention, Alexandre Dumas tells the tale of young D'Artagnan and his musketeer comrades, Porthos, Athos, and Aramis. Together they fight to foil the schemes of the brilliant, dangerous Cardinal Richelieu, who pretends to support the king while plotting to advance his own power. Bursting with swirling swordplay, swooning romance, and unforgettable figures-including the seductively beautiful but deadly femme fatale, Milady, and D'Artagnan's equally beautiful love, Madame Bonacieux-The Three Musketeers continues, after a century and a half of continuous publication, to define the genre of swashbuckling romance and...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    Famous for classic adventure novels such as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas is one of the most popular French authors of all time. Set in the Netherlands during the 17th century, The Black Tulip follows young bourgeoisie Cornelius van Baerle as he attempts to claim the prize set by the city of Haarlem for growing the rare black tulip. On the cusp of victory, Cornelius is instead tossed into prison, where he meets the prison guard's daughter and begins a relationship that may eventually lead to his...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) was one of France's best-known and most-prolific authors. He excelled at many genres, but is probably best known for his stories of high adventure and dashing derring do. In Zodomirsky's Duel, he tells the tale of an unusual duel between officers in a regiment stationed on the Austrian border. A new officer has arrived, Lieutenant Zodomirsky, who is betrothed to the beautiful Mademoiselle Ravensky. The dour Sub-Lieutenant Stamm is far from impressed by the handsome, popular, and wealthy newcomer, who also has a reputation for being overly hot-headed. Stamm himself had secret hopes where Mademoiselle Ravensky was concerned. Stamm goes out of his way to...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It is often considered, along with The Three Musketeers, as Dumas's most popular work. The writing of the work was completed in 1844. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from the plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    The Lady of the Camellias (French: La Dame aux camélias) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils, first published in 1848, that was subsequently adapted for the stage. The Lady of the Camellias premiered at the Theatre de Vaudeville in Paris, France on February 2, 1852. An instant success, Giuseppe Verdi immediately set about to put the story to music. His work became the 1853 opera La Traviata with the female protagonist "Marguerite Gautier" renamed "Violetta...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    A popular bestseller since its publication in 1844, The Count of Monte Cristo is one of the great page-turning thrillers of all time. Set against the tumultuous years of the post-Napoleonic era, Alexandre Dumas’s grand historical romance recounts the swashbuckling adventures of Edmond Dantès, a dashing young sailor falsely accused of treason. The story of his long imprisonment, dramatic escape, and carefully wrought revenge offers up a vision of France that has become immortal. As Robert Louis Stevenson declared, “I do not believe there is another volume extant where you can breathe the same unmingled atmosphere of...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas D.ä.

    Greven av Monte Cristo är en roman av Alexandre Dumas d.ä. från 1844, först publicerad 1845-46 som följetong i Journal des débats och är en av världens mest lästa äventyrsromaner. Den oskyldigt dömde Edmond Dantès, som suttit fängslad i 14 år, förväxlas med en avliden fånge, och lyckas fly ur fängelset. Den avlidne avslöjade innan sin död platsen där en berömd försvunnen skatt skall finnas. När Dantés flytt, hittat skatten och utnämnt sig själv till Greve så gör han till sin livsuppgift att hämnas på de som fick honom oskyldigt...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    Los tres mosqueteros narra las aventuras del joven gascón D‘Artagnan y su encuentro con los mosqueteros de la Guardia del Rey francés, Athos, Porthos y Aramis - los tres mosqueteros del título que viven bajo el lema 'todos para uno y uno para todos.' Junto a ellos D‘Artagnan empieza a servir al rey Luis XII, y de allí empieza un cuento feroz de drama, humor, amor y juegos de poder en la corte francesa. 'Los tres mosqueteros' es la novela más famosa y popular del gran escritor francés Alexandre Dumas, seguido por el más sombrío El conde de...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    The Black Tulip is a historical novel written by Alexandre Dumas. The story begins with a historical event - the 1672 lynching of the Dutch Grand Pensionary (roughly equivalent to a modern Prime Minister) Johan de Witt and his brother Cornelis, by a wild mob of their own countrymen - considered by many as one of the most painful episodes in Dutch history, described by Dumas with a dramatic intensity. It then unfold around The city of Haarlem, Netherlands, that has set a prize of 100,000 guilders to the person who can grow something very rare; a black tulip, sparking competition between the country's best gardeners to win the money, honor and fame. The novel follows the young Cornelius van...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    'Die drei Musketiere', Helden des weltberühmten Romans von Alexandre Dumas, werden unversehens hineingezogen in einen Strudel geheimnisvoller Ereignisse und finsterer Intrigen am Hof des Königs Ludwig XIII. Gemeinsam mit dem jungen Edelmann Jacques d'Artagnan sollen sie einen gefährlichen Auftrag ausführen. Wie es dazu kommt und was sie dabei alles erleben, erfahren wie in diesem spannenden...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    'Die drei Musketiere' und der junge Jacques d'Artagnan, Helden des weltberühmten Romans von Alexandre Dumas, haben zwar das Vertrauen König Ludwigs XIII., aber sie haben auch mächtige Feinde! Wie es ihnen gelingt, dennoch alle Gefahren zu überwinden, alle Abenteuer siegreich zu bestehen - das erfahren wir in diesem spannenden...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    'Der Graf von Monte Christo' ist nicht nur eines der bekanntesten Bücher von Alexandre Dumas, es ist auch eines der spannendsten! Grund genug, aus diesem Stück Weltliteratur ein Hörspiel zu machen. Welche Gefahren der Kapitän Edmond Dantes zu bestehen hat, welche Abenteuer er erlebt - und wie er schließlich der Graf von Monte Christo wird: das erleben wir voller Aufmerksamkeit und lassen uns bereitwillig entführen nach Marseille, nach Paris, in das Jahr 1815...read more