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  • Alexandre Dumas Fils

    Men of great wealth bought her love. She gave it to only one. Marguerite Gautier, the greatest beauty in Paris, was known to all as “the Lady of the Camellias” because she was never seen without her favorite flowers. She was luxuriously kept by the richest men in France, who thronged to her boudoir to lay their fortunes at her feet. She lived violently, spending herself and her money in reckless abandon. She had many lovers, but she never really loved—until she met Armand Duval. Realizing that her only assets in life were her face and figure, Marguerite had learned how to make men pay. But what happens to a cool, calculating beauty when she herself suffers the wound...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    In The Three Musketeers, one of the greatest adventure stories ever written, we follow the fortunes of the dashing young swordsman D'Artagnan and his daredevil companions Athos, Aramis and Porthos. As the thrilling story unfolds, 'The Four' find themselves embroiled in duels, love-tangles and sinister intrigues which threaten the future King, Queen and France...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    The Count of Monte Cristo is a tale of revenge and retribution. Edmond Dantès, a young, energetic sailor, is falsely accused of treason on his wedding day and incarcerated in the forbidding Château d'If. His escape and ultimate revenge on those who wronged him makes this one of the most thrilling stories in French literature, as compelling now as when it was first published in...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    The tragic but doomed love of Marguerite and Armand, recounted so passionately in La Dame aux Camélias, became one of the great love stories from its first publication in 1848. The title role of the consumptive heroine and her ultimate sacrifice inspired actresses from Sarah Bernhardt to Greta Garbo - and Giuseppe Verdi to write La Traviata. In this sound dramatisation, the story of passion and conflict is as fresh and compelling as when it was first...read more

  • William Shakespeare

    Blackstone Audio is proud to present seven great plays in a collection that illustrates the development of European drama from ancient times to the threshold of the modern theater: Medea by Euripides, The Tempest by Shakespeare, The Imaginary Invalid by Molière, Camille by Dumas, An Enemy of the People by Ibsen, Arms and the Man by Shaw, and Uncle Vanya by Chekhov. A superb repertory company with distinguished guest artists has been assembled here, under the direction of veteran producer Yuri Rasovsky, who has won both an Audie Award for book production and the George Foster Peabody Award for broadcasting. These full performances use all the resources of audio to full advantage...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    This is the sad fate of Philippe, twin brother of the King of France, until a daring plan to rescue him...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    This story exemplifies camaraderie and the loyalty the musketeers had to their king, queen, and country. The main characters; Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, the adventurous three musketeers, later joined by d'Artagnan, all unite in their dedication to the defense of France and the destruction of Lady de Winter, "Milady," the conniving spy of Cardinal Richelieu and wicked murderer of Constance Bonacieux, the loyal seamstress and friend of the French...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    On the night before his wedding, an innocent young man is arrested and imprisoned. How could such a thing have happened? When he finally discovers the truth, he bitterly plots revenge. Then he escapes from prison and begins to punish his enemies, one by...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    Imagine being imprisoned for your whole life because you looked like someone else! This is the sad fate of Philippe, twin brother of the King of France, until a daring plan to rescue him unfolds.Follow his exciting story filled with sword play and intrigue, to its surprising...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    This story exemplifies camaraderie and the loyalty the musketeers had to their king, queen, and country. The main characters; Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, the adventurous three musketeers, later joined by d'Artagnan, all unite in their dedication to the defense of France and the destruction of Lady de Winter, "Milady," the conniving spy of Cardinal Richelieu and wicked murderer of Constance Bonacieux, the loyal seamstress and friend of the French...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    After The Three Muskateers and Twenty Years After the adventurous story of Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan continues! The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later (French: Le Vicomte de Bragelonne ou Dix ans plus tard) is the last of the Musketeer novels. It is usually divided into four volumes and this second volume contains chapters 76-140. (Summary by Diana...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    Dumas's 'Celebrated Crimes' was not written for children. The novelist has spared no language--has minced no words--to describe the violent scenes of a violent time. 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 publisher's note) The first volume comprises the annals of the Borgias and the Cenci. The name of the noted and notorious Florentine family has become a synonym for intrigue and violence, and yet the Borgias have not been without stanch defenders in history. Another famous Italian story is...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    Au début du règne de Louis XVIII, en 1814, Edmond Dantès, marin, employé sur le bateau "Le Pharaon" est accusé à tort de bonapartisme et enfermé dans le Château d'If, au large de Marseille, alors qu'il allait épouser sa fiancée Mercédès. Après quatorze années d'emprisonnement injuste, il réussit à s'échapper et s'empare du trésor de l'île de Monte-Cristo, dont l'emplacement lui a été révélé par un compagnon de captivité, l'abbé Faria. Devenu riche et puissant, il entreprend, sous le nom de comte de Monte-Cristo, de se venger, implacable et méthodique, de ceux qui l'ont accusé ou ont bénéficié directement de son incarcération pour s'élever dans la...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    Ce spectacle de théâtre sonore est adapté du roman d'Alexandre Dumas. Il raconte les aventures d'un gascon désargenté de 18 ans, d'Artagnan, monté à Paris pour devenir mousquetaire du Roi. Il se lie d'amitié avec Athos, Porthos et Aramis, mousquetaires du roi Louis XIII. Ces quatre hommes vont s'opposer au premier ministre, le Cardinal de Richelieu et à ses agents, dont la belle et mystérieuse Milady de Winter, pour sauver l'honneur de la reine de France Anne d'Autriche. Avec ses nombreux combats et ses rebondissements romanesques, Les Trois mousquetaires est l'exemple type du roman de cape et d'épée qui fascine petits et grands depuis plusieurs...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    Edmond Dantès, a young seaman with a promising future, is arrested at his wedding ceremony under calomnious charges, and locked up in the Chateau d'If for 14 years. During this time, he secretly meets another detainee, l'Abbé Faria, an erudite believed to be insane, who becomes his friend and teacher, and who, upon his death, gives Edmond the secret to a hidden treasure. Dantès then manages to escape, almost drowning in the process, and is believed by all to be dead. With the knowledge and the treasure transmitted by l'abbé Faria, and his own wish for revenge, Edmond Dantès plots the downfall of his enemies under the identity of the Count of Monte-Cristo. Summary by Jc...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    First published in 1848, Camille captivated Paris and has inspired countless adaptations. This classic story of love and loss is based on the author's real-life affair with courtesan Marie Duplessis. Also known as The Lady of the Camellias, the novel follows the courtesan Marguerite Gautier through her tumultuous love affair with handsome-but middle class-Armand Duval. Before their passionate affair is over, one lover must give up...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    Le Comte de Monte-Cristo is an adventure novel and one of the author's most popular works. He completed the work in 1844. The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean and in the Levant during the historical events of 1815-1838 (from just before the Hundred Days to the reign of Louis-Philippe of France). It deals with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness. The book is considered a literary classic today. (Summary by David Clarke, ref....read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    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 primarily concerned with themes of justice, vengeance, mercy, and forgiveness, and is told in the style of an adventure story. (Summary by...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    De avonturen van een jonge man d'Artagnan, die nadat hij huis en haard verlaten heeft zich aansluit bij de garde van de koning: de Musketiers. Hij raakt bevriend met het driemanschap Athos, Porthos en Aramis, onafscheidelijke vrienden die leven onder het motto: 'Eén voor allen, allen voor...read more

  • Alexandre Dumas

    After The Three Muskateers and Twenty Years After the adventurous story of Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan continues! The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later (French: Le Vicomte de Bragelonne ou Dix ans plus tard) is the last of the Musketeer novels. It is usually divided into four volumes and this third volume contains chapters...read more