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  • Alexandre Dumas

    In this Holllywood Stage presentation we find Dantes still loyal to Napoleon in exile on Elba, he carries a message from him but is intercepted and imprisoned without trial. Whilst in prison his fiancé is told he has died and is forced to marry his arch enemy, Count Mondego. Dantes rots in prison for many years but is then helped by Abbe Faria, who leaves him the treasure of Monte Cristo and assists him in escaping...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    Edmond Dantès, an innocent young sailor, falls into despair when he is arrested on a false charge of treason and thrown into prison without a trial. He learns of his friends' betrayal from the Abbé Faria, an equally innocent prisoner, and plots his revenge following a daring, if nightmarish escape from the Chateau d'If. After becoming a wealthy man, he assumes the guise of the urbane Count of Monte-Cristo and begins to entrap his enemies one by one. However, a chilling realization finally dawns - that he is also harming those he loves. 1. HAPPINESS DASHED. Edmond Dantès returns to Marseilles in 1815 as the new captain of the Pharaon. On shore, Monsieur Morrel, the ship's owner, is...read more

  • 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 Short Stories Of Alexandre Dumas. The short story is often viewed as an inferior relation to the Novel. But it is an art in itself. To take a story and distil its essence into fewer pages while keeping character and plot rounded and driven is not an easy task. Many try and many fail. In this series we look at short stories from many of our most accomplished writers. Miniature masterpieces with a lot to say. In this volume we examine some of the short stories of Alexandre Dumas. Alexandre Dumas born into poverty in 1802. Complicating his life was his African ancestry which gave rise to much racist behaviour against him despite being seven eighths French. Raised by his mother...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    Theatre Royal. The very name summons up something of grandeur and eloquence. And it was. Hosted by Laurence Olivier, these big-name productions also included the creme de la creme of acting talents from John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, and Orson Welles to Trevor Howard, Michael Redgrave and Olivier himself. They were based on works by the worlds' leading authors, among them Charles Dickens, Henry James, Oscar Wilde and Anton Chekhov. These are but a few of whose company we shall be keeping as we raise the curtain on our first instalment of theatrical...read more

  • Flaubert

    Le XIXe siècle en France est un âge d'or littéraire, marqué par des courants très affirmés comme le romantisme, le réalisme, le naturalisme ou le symbolisme, et une évolution moderne de la poésie et du roman qui donna naissance à des chefs-d'oeuvre en nombre inégalé. Cette collection de citations présente la pensée de sept figures incontournables du XIXe siècle sous forme concise et accessible. Victor Hugo est l'un des écrivains de langue française les plus importants, et il fut aussi un intellectuel engagé qui joua un rôle majeur dans l'histoire du XIXe siècle. Sa production toucha tous les genres et lui valut un immense succès populaire. Honoré de Balzac est un des...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    The Knight of Maison Rouge is the story of what happens when two people from opposite political camps fall in love during Robespierre's reign of terror. Paris, 1793. Lieutenant Maurice Lindey is an ardent young republican who hates tyranny and injustice whether they come from the left or right. But such even-handedness is a liability at a time when addressing someone as 'monsieur' instead of 'citizen' can bring one to the guillotine. Maurice makes daily visits to his love, Genevieve Dixmer, who lives in a quarter known as the hiding place of the Chevalier of Maison Rouge, a daring counterrevolutionary with notorious plans to free Marie Antoinette, who languishes in prison awaiting trial...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

    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

    A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Alexandre Dumas’s swashbuckling epic, starring Jamie Glover, Robert Glenister and Timothy Spall. ‘All for one and one for all’ ... 17th Century France. Dashing young swordsman D’Artagnan heads for Paris, dreaming of serving the King as a member of his elite guard. On arrival, he meets the three musketeers – Athos, Porthos and Aramis – and the four men soon become fast friends. Together, they strive to outwit the murderous schemes of power-hungry Cardinal Richelieu, and save the Queen from a plot to dishonour her. Their adventures take them on a perilous journey through the French countryside and across the Channel to England... Now a major...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    A BBC Radio collection bringing together much-loved works by Alexandre Dumas and Alexandre Dumas fils, starring Timothy Spall, Anton Lesser, Iain Glen, Ruth Wilson and Dan Stevens. Alexandre Dumas père and fils are among the most popular and widely read authors in French literature, whose works have been adapted numerous times for stage, screen and radio. This BBC radio collection brings together three of their most famous tales of chivalry, heroism and romance. The Three Musketeers In this immortal tale of intrigue and derring-do, dashing young swordsman D’Artagnan and three members of King Louis XIII’s elite royal guard – Athos, Porthos and Aramis – embark on a series of...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

    Erbitterte Zweikämpfe, aufregende Jagden, spannende Abenteuer - das sind die Begleiter der drei Musketiere. Wie Athos, Porthos und Aramis im Dienste des Königs einen gefährlichen Auftrag ausführen, erlebt Ihr hier - nach dem weltbekannten Roman von Alexandre...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    Schon als er sie das erste Mal sieht, spürt Armand Duval, dass Marguerite Gautier eine wichtige Rolle in seinem Leben spielen wird. Der wohlhabende Bourgeois verliebt sich in die Kurtisane und auch ihre Liebe zu ihm ist entfacht. Doch als der Vater Armands von der unschicklichen Verbindung erfährt, drängt er Marguerite, sich zum Wohle seines Sohnes zurückzuziehen. Aus Liebe zu Armand gibt sie nach, stößt ihn von sich und kehrt gebrochen in ihr altes Leben als Kurtisane zurück. Als Ballett, in zahlreichen Verfilmungen und in Verdis berühmter Oper 'La Traviata' lebt die Geschichte über das tragische Leben der schönen Sünderin bis heute weiter. Ungekürzte Lesung mit Werner...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    A new translation of Dumas’s rousing sequel to The Three Musketeers, picking up twenty years after the conclusion of that classic novel and continuing the adventures of the valiant d’Artagnan and his three loyal friends The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas’s most famous and enduring novel, completed its serial publication in the summer of 1844, and by the time of its book publication at the end of that year, readers were already demanding a sequel. They got it starting in January 1845, when the first chapters of Twenty Years After began to appear―but it wasn’t quite what they were expecting. When Twenty Years After opens it is 1648: the Red Sphinx, Cardinal Richelieu, is dead,...read more

  • Kurt Vethake

    Die Königin von Frankreich liebt den Herzog von Buckingham und schenkt ihm zum Andenken ihre Diamantenbrosche. Der König, von Kardinal Richelieu dazu überredet, lädt die Königin zu einem Fest mit der Bitte, dabei jene Brosche zu tragen. Um die Ehre der Königin zu retten, stürzen sich d'Artagnan und die drei Musketiere in ein Abenteuer auf Leben und...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    La baronne de Barthèle attend son vieil ami et amant le comte de Montgiroux, pair de France. Son fils Maurice, marié à la nièce du comte, se meurt de fièvre cérébrale. Sur la suggestion du médecin de Maurice, la baronne a accepté de faire venir à son château Mme Ducoudray qui pourrait apaiser la fièvre du mourant. À son arrivée, la dame apprend le but de sa visite, sauver Maurice - Maurice, prénom qui ne lui est pas inconnu. Le comte découvre lui que Mme Ducoudray n'est autre que Fernande, la courtisane qu'il a pris pour...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    Le plus étonnant des romans d'amour au temps de la Révolution Française. Un médecin éveille à la vie et à la joie une fillette, une 'innocente' : les sentiments les plus tendres s'épanouissent entre eux, mais les jeunes gens sont brutalement séparés. Le médecin se lance alors dans la politique et devient à Paris, au sein de la Convention, le compagnon fidèle du grand Danton. Toute l'épopée de la patrie en danger traverse ce livre où l'amour et la mort éprouvent tour à tour les héros... Jamais sans doute Dumas n'a donné à ce point l'impression de vivre avec ses personnages. Ce mystérieux médecin Jacques Mérey, député à la Convention, sauveur de la France...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    -Este audiolibro está narrado en Español neutral. 'Sólo el que ha experimentado el colmo del infortunio puede sentir la felicidad suprema.' Abatido por una vil traición, Edmond Dantés, un joven marinero, regresa a Marsella para hacer justicia. Obsesionado por su inesperado destino, el personaje experimenta la lucha interna entre la luz y la oscuridad para tramar la venganza perfecta enmascarándose con el personaje el Conde de Montecristo. Considerada una de las mejores novelas de todos los tiempos, la obra ahonda de manera exquisita los sentimientos mas profundos de la justicia, la lealtad, la venganza, la piedad y el perdón. Ha inspirado varias adaptaciones artísticas, sobre...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    Pitou lost his mother when he was small. He was raised by a stern aunt who did not really love him. He starts knowing the world by going to service. How can this man, Pitou the Peasant (as the subtitle of the novel suggests) go on to influence the whole state? How can he go on and take a part in the French revolution? Can his motivation, coming from what he did not have, be...read more