Martin Guerre Hero of a famous episode in 16th-c. Gascony. A rich peasant returns to his family after a long absence, lives happily with his wife for four years, but is revealed as an impostor by the true Martin Guerre.
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. It is not within our province to edit the historical side of Dumas, any more than it would be to correct the obvious errors in Dickens's Child's History of England. The careful, mature reader, for whom the books are intended, will recognize, and allow for, this fact.
Alexandre Dumas The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later (Le Vicomte de Bragelonne ou Dix ans plus tard) is the third and last of the d'Artagnan Romances, following The Three Musketeers and Twenty Years After. It appeared first in serial form between 1847 and 1850.
Alexandre Dumas In The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas portrays the terror of a life sabotaged and the depths a man can sink to in pursuit of revenge. Framed as a Bonapartist traitor by a trio of conspirators, Edmond Dantès is confined to life on an island prison. On the edge of madness, his sanity is saved by an elderly prisoner’s stories of a hidden treasure. After a death-defying escape, Dantès vows to find the treasure and with it, bring vengeance to the three men responsible for destroying all he holds dear. But can Dantès bring just retribution without losing his soul?
Alexandre Dumas Sword duels and international intrigue. Kidnappings and political machinations. Wars, adventures, and power struggles. The Three Musketeers kicks off the d’Artagnan trilogy with a bang. Written and published in 1844 by French author Alexandre Dumas, it includes just about everything you could ask for from an adventure novel. During the Thirty Years’ War, a young man named d’Artagnan desires to become part of the military force that protects the royal family of France: the army known as the musketeers. His aspirations become complicated when he stumbles across an assassination plot involving the villainous, power-hungry Cardinal Richelieu and the seductive, manipulative Milady de Winter. It is one of Dumas’ earliest and greatest novels, and has never lost its popularity or its impact on Western culture.
Alexandre Dumas The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) is an adventure novel by French author Alexandre Dumas (père) completed in 1844. It is one of the author's most popular works, along with The Three Musketeers. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet.
Alexandre Dumas The Three Musketeers (Les Trois Mousquetaires) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It recounts the adventures of a young man named d'Artagnan after he leaves home to become a musketeer. D'Artagnan is not one of the musketeers of the title; those are his friends Athos, Porthos, and Aramis -- inseparable friends who live by the motto, "One for all, and all for one". The Three Musketeers was first published in serial form in the magazine Le Siècle between March and July 1844. Dumas claimed it was based on manuscripts he had discovered in the Bibliothèque Nationale. It was later proven that Dumas had based his work on the book Mémoires de Monsieur D'Artagnan, capitaine lieutenant de la première compagnie des Mousquetaires du Roi (Memoirs of Mister D'Artagnan, Lieutenant Captain of the first company of the King's Musketeers) by Gatien de Courtilz de Sandras (Cologne, 1700).
Alexandre Dumas The Man in the Iron Mask is a 1998 adventure film directed, produced, and written by Randall Wallace, and starring Leonardo DiCaprio in a dual role as the title character and villain, and Gabriel Byrne as d'Artagnan. It uses characters from Alexandre Dumas' D'Artagnan Romances and is very loosely adapted from some plot elements of The Vicomte de Bragelonne. The film centers on the aging four Musketeers; Athos, Porthos, Aramis, and D'Artagnan and the reign of King Louis XIV of France. It attempts to explain the mystery of the Man in the Iron Mask, using a plot more closely related to 1929 Fairbanks' version, The Iron Mask, and the 1939 version by James Whale than the original Dumas book.
Alexandre Dumas The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) is an adventure novel by French author Alexandre Dumas (père). Completed in 1844, it is one of the author's most popular works, along with The Three Musketeers. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet.
The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean, and in the Levant during the historical events of 1815-1838. It begins from just before the Hundred Days period (when Napoleon returned to power after his exile) and spans through to the reign of Louis-Philippe of France. The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book. An adventure story primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness, it focuses on a man who is wrongfully imprisoned, escapes from jail, acquires a fortune and sets about getting revenge on those responsible for his imprisonment. However, his plans have devastating consequences for the innocent as well as the guilty.
Alexandre Dumas His works show an intimate knowledge of the characters, and they are written without sparing the details. The subjects are of historical importance and show the semi-lawlessness that was typical of Europe in the Middle Ages. The 'Celebrated Crimes' series were an instant hit and Dumas was inundated with suggestions of other celebrated criminals to write about.
Alexandre Dumas Twenty Years After is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. This sequel to The Three Musketeers and a book of the so-called D'Artagnan Romances was serialized from January to August, 1845. This book, like most of Dumas' work is wonderful. His adventure stories still evoke a sense of wonderment and raise the hairs on the back of your neck. The series was originally published as a trilogy, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and Vicomte de Bragelonne. The Vicomte de Bragelonne is now published by most in three volumes: Vicomte de Bragellone, Louise de la Valliere, and finally The Man in the Iron Mask. You may have seen it split into four parts with Ten Years Later being placed in between the Vicomte de Bragellone and Louise de la Valliere.
Alexandre Dumas Set against the tumultuous years of the post-Napoleonic era, The Count of Monet Cristo recounts the swashbuckling adventures of Edmond Dantes, 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.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Aldous Huxley, Jane Austen, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, E. E. Cummings, Alexandre Dumas, Joseph Conrad, Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens, Emily Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, Jack London, Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Victor Hugo & E. M. Forster This book contains now several HTML tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.
This 1st volume contains the following 50 works, arranged alphabetically by authors’ last names:
Alcott, Louisa May: Little Women Austen, Jane: Pride and Prejudice Austen, Jane: Emma Balzac, Honoré de: Father Goriot Barbusse, Henri: The Inferno Brontë, Anne: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Brontë, Charlotte: Jane Eyre Brontë, Emily: Wuthering Heights Burroughs, Edgar Rice: Tarzan of the Apes Butler, Samuel: The Way of All Flesh Carroll, Lewis: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Cather, Willa: My Ántonia Cervantes, Miguel de: Don Quixote Chopin, Kate: The Awakening Cleland, John: Fanny Hill Collins, Wilkie: The Moonstone Conrad, Joseph: Heart of Darkness Conrad, Joseph: Nostromo Cooper, James Fenimore: The Last of the Mohicans Crane, Stephen: The Red Badge of Courage Cummings, E. E.: The Enormous Room Defoe, Daniel: Robinson Crusoe Defoe, Daniel: Moll Flanders Dickens, Charles: Bleak House Dickens, Charles: Great Expectations Dostoyevsky, Fyodor: Crime and Punishment Dostoyevsky, Fyodor: The Idiot Doyle, Arthur Conan: The Hound of the Baskervilles Dreiser, Theodore: Sister Carrie Dumas, Alexandre: The Three Musketeers Dumas, Alexandre: The Count of Monte Cristo Eliot, George: Middlemarch Fielding, Henry: Tom Jones Flaubert, Gustave: Madame Bovary Flaubert, Gustave: Sentimental Education Ford, Ford Madox: The Good Soldier Forster, E. M.: A Room With a View Forster, E. M.: Howards End Gaskell, Elizabeth: North and South Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von: The Sorrows of Young Werther Gogol, Nikolai: Dead Souls Gorky, Maxim: The Mother Haggard, H. Rider: King Solomon’s Mines Hardy, Thomas: Tess of the D’Urbervilles Hawthorne, Nathaniel: The Scarlet Letter Homer: The Odyssey Hugo, Victor: The Hunchback of Notre Dame Hugo, Victor: Les Misérables Huxley, Aldous: Crome Yellow James, Henry: The Portrait of a Lady
Alexandre Dumas Ten Years Later is a novel by Alexandre Dumas. It is the third and last of the d'Artagnan Romances, following The Three Musketeers and Twenty Years After. It appeared first in serial form between 1847 and 1850. In the English translations the 268 chapters of this large volume are usually subdivided into three, but sometimes four or even five individual books.
Alexandre Dumas The Black Tulip is a historical novel written by Alexandre Dumas, père. 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.
Alexandre Dumas El conde de Montecristo (Le comte de Monte-Cristo) es una novela de aventuras clásica de Alexandre Dumas padre y Auguste Maquet. Éste último no figuró en los títulos de la obra ya que Alexandre Dumas pagó una elevada suma de dinero para que así fuera. Maquet era un colaborador muy activo en las novelas de Dumas, llegando a escribir obras enteras, reescribiéndolas Dumas después. Se suele considerar como el mejor trabajo de Dumas, y a menudo se incluye en las listas de las mejores novelas de todos los tiempos. El libro se terminó de escribir en 1844, y fue publicado en una serie de 18 partes durante los dos años siguientes. - Extraído de Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre
Alexandre Dumas The Affair of the Diamond Necklace was a mysterious incident in the 1780s at the court of Louis XVI of France involving his wife, Queen Marie Antoinette. The reputation of the Queen, which was already tarnished by gossip, was ruined by the implication that she had participated in a crime to defraud the crown jewellers of the cost of a very expensive diamond necklace. The Affair was historically significant as one of the events that led to the French populace's disillusionment with the monarchy, which, among other causes, eventually culminated in the French Revolution.
Alexandre Dumas Raoul de Bragelonne, son of Athos, is intent on serving France and winning the heart of Louise de la Valliere. D'Artagnan, meanwhile, is perplexed by a mysterious stranger, and soon he learns that his old comrades already have great projects in hand. Athos seeks the restoration of Charles II, while Aramis, with Porthos in tow, has a secret plan involving a masked prisoner and the fortification of the island of Belle-Ile. D'Artagnan finds a thread leading him to the French court, the banks of the Tyne, the beaches of Holland, and the dunes of Brittany.
Alexandre Dumas Au Panthéon des marins naufragés, Edmond Dantès occupe sans conteste une place à part. Victime d'une dénonciation calomnieuse alors qu'il allait épouser la belle Mercédès, le malheureux – à l'aube de sa vie – est enfermé pour 14 ans dans un sinistre cachot du château d'If en rade de Marseille. Son salut viendra de l'abbé Faria, un autre prisonnier avec lequel il entretient une amitié clandestine des années durant. Celui-ci lui transmet sa vaste culture et à sa mort, un trésor caché.
Alexandre Dumas Louise de la Valliere is a historical classic written by Alexandre Dumas Pere and first published in 1849. The Three Musketeers, Volume V, Louise de la Valliere is the middle section of The Vicomte de Bragelonne or, Ten Years After. Against a tender love story, Dumas continues the suspense which began with The Vicomte de Bragelonne and will end with The Man in the Iron Mask. It is early summer, 1661, and the royal court of France is in turmoil. Can it be true that the King is in love with the Duchess D'Orleans? Or has his eye been caught by the sweet and gentle Louise de la Valliere? No one is more anxious to know the answer than Raoul, son of Athos, who loves Louise more than life itself. Behind the scenes, dark intrigues are afoot. Louis XIV is intent on making himself absolute master of France.
Mark Twain, Leo Tolstoy, Jules Verne, Jack London, Alexandre Dumas, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley, Joseph Conrad, Sir Walter Scott, Charlotte Brontë, Louisa May Alcott, Gustave Flaubert, George Eliot, Victor Hugo, Herman Melville, William Somerset Maugham, Oscar Wilde, Jane Austen, Hermann Hesse, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, James Joyce & Emily Brontë Table of Contents The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy Translated by Constance Garnett
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne Translated by Geo M. Towle The Call of the Wild by Jack London The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky Translated by Constance Garnett
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Translation by John Ormsby Dracula by Bram Stoker Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert Translated by Eleanor Marx-Aveling Middlemarch by George Eliot
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo Translated by Isabel Florence Hapgood Moby Dick by Herman Melville Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse Translated by Gunther Olesch, Anke Dreher, Amy Coulter, Stefan Langer and Semyon Chaichenets A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy Ulysses by James Joyce
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Alexandre Dumas Dans l'intervalle, l'hôte, qui ne faisait aucun doute que ce était la présence du jeune homme qui a conduit l'étranger de son hôtellerie, remonta dans la chambre de sa femme, et a trouvé d'Artagnan simplement récupérer ses sens. Lui donnant à entendre que la police pourrait bien lui assez sévèrement pour avoir cherché une querelle avec un grand seigneur - dans l'opinion de l'hôte l'étranger pourrait être rien de moins qu'un grand seigneur - il a insisté que, malgré sa faiblesse d 'Artagnan devrait se lever et de se écarter aussi rapidement que possible. D'Artagnan, moitié abasourdi, sans pourpoint et la tête lié dans un linge, se leva alors, et poussé par l'hôte, a commencé à descendre les escaliers; mais en arrivant à la cuisine, la première chose qu'il vit fut son antagoniste parler tranquillement au marchepied d'un lourd carrosse tiré par deux grands chevaux normands.
Alexandre Dumas Regal and dazzlingly beautiful, Mary was often misunderstood yet revered for the mystery of her life. Succumbing to the irresistible impulses of passion, she gambled away her throne for love. Unbelievable acts of abduction, rape and even murder were performed at her behest; she stopped at nothing. Ultimately, the deadly game of power she played and lost against her envious.
Alexandre Dumas The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas recounts the adventures of a young man named d’Artagnan after he travels home to Paris to join the Musketeers of the Guard consisting of his friends Athos, Porthos, and Aramis.
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Dashing young Edmond Dantès has everything. He is engaged to a beautiful woman, is about to become the captain of a ship, and is well liked by almost everyone. But his perfect life is shattered when he is framed by a jealous rival and thrown into a dark prison cell for 14 years.
The greatest tale of betrayal, adventure, and revenge ever written, The Count of Monte Cristo continues to dazzle readers with its thrilling and memorable scenes, including Dantès’s miraculous escape from prison, his amazing discovery of a vast hidden treasure, and his transformation into the mysterious and wealthy Count of Monte Cristo—a man whose astonishing thirst for vengeance is as cruel as it is just.
Luc Sante is the author of Low Life, Evidence, and The Factory of Facts. He teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College.
Alexandre Dumas Historical novel set in 1866, during the Austro-Prussian War. According to Wikipedia: "Alexandre Dumas, born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie (24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870) was a French writer, best known for his historical novels of high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world.
Alexandre Dumas Le temps est venu pour Monte-Cristo d'accomplir sa vengeance. De ses ennemis, il n'ignore plus rien. Il a percé leurs secrets, exhumé un à un les autres crimes du passé. Danglars, Morcerf, Villefort. chacun sans le savoir est à présent à sa merci. Mais n'a-t-il pas oublié qu'il est un homme et que la moindre faiblesse peut faire tout échouer ?.
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The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It is often considered to be, along with The Three Musketeers, Dumas' 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 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 to the reign of Louis-Philippe of France). The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book. It is an adventure story primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness. (Wikipedia)
Alexandre Dumas Persecution and proselytism kept pace with each other, but the blood that was shed produced the usual effect: it rendered the soil on which it fell fruitful, and after two or three years of struggle, during which two or three hundred Huguenots had been burnt or hanged, Nimes awoke one morning with a Protestant majority. In 1556 the consuls received a sharp reprimand on account of the leaning of the city towards the doctrines of the Reformation; but in 1557, one short year after this admonition, Henri II was forced to confer the office of president of the Presidial Court on William de Calviere, a Protestant.
Alexandre Dumas Attendre et espérer, voilà toute la sagesse d'Edmond Dantès. Fier marin sur le point d'être nommé capitaine et d'épouser sa bien-aimée, Mercédès, il est arrêté. Dénoncé comme bonapartiste, il est enfermé au château d'If et attendra quatorze ans sa délivrance et sa vengeance. Elle sera terrible. Edmond Dantès est devenu riche et titré. Son vieux compagnon de cellule, l'abbé Faria, en lui révélant son secret, l'a fait comte de Monte-Cristo. Après sa spectaculaire évasion, les fortunes se font et se défont au gré de son implacable volonté. Dumas raconte ces aventures extraordinaires avec génie.
Alexandre Dumas & Roger Celestin Set against the tumultuous years of the post-Napoleonic era, The Count of Monet Cristo recounts the swashbuckling adventures of Edmond Dantes, 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.
Lewis Carroll, Emily Brontë, Victor Hugo, Edgar Rice Burroughs, E. M. Forster, Joseph Conrad, Homer, Aldous Huxley, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Alexandre Dumas, E. E. Cummings & H.P. Lovecraft This book,contains now several HTML tables of contents
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This 1st volume of "100 Books You Must Read Before You Die" contains the following 50 works, arranged alphabetically by authors' last names:
Alcott, Louisa May: Little Women
Austen, Jane: Pride and Prejudice, Emma
Balzac, Honoré de: Father Goriot
Brontë, Anne: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Brontë, Charlotte: Jane Eyre
Brontë, Emily: Wuthering Heights
Burroughs, Edgar Rice: Tarzan of the Apes
Butler, Samuel: The Way of All Flesh
Carroll, Lewis: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Cather, Willa: My Ántonia
Cervantes, Miguel de: Don Quixote
Chopin, Kate: The Awakening
Cleland, John: Fanny Hill
Collins, Wilkie: The Moonstone
Conrad, Joseph: Heart of Darkness, Nostromo
Cooper, James Fenimore: The Last of the Mohicans
Cummings, E. E: The Enormous Room
Defoe, Daniel: Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders
Dickens, Charles: Bleak House, Great Expectations
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor: Crime and Punishment, The Idiot
Doyle, Arthur Conan: The Hound of the Baskervilles
Dreiser, Theodore: Sister Carrie
Dumas, Alexandre: The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo
Eliot, George: Middlemarch
Fielding, Henry: Tom Jones
Flaubert, Gustave: Madame Bovary, Sentimental Education
Ford, Ford Madox: The Good Soldier
Forster, E. M.: A Room With a View, Howards End
Gaskell, Elizabeth: North and South
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von: The Sorrows of Young Werther
Gogol, Nikolai: Dead Souls
Gorky, Maxim: The Mother
Haggard, H. Rider: King Solomon's Mines
Hardy, Thomas: Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Hawthorne, Nathaniel: The Scarlet Letter
Homer: The Iliad & The Odyssey
Hugo, Victor: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Misérables
Huxley, Aldous: Crome Yellow
James, Henry: The Portrait of a Lady
Lovecraf H.P: The Call of Cthul
Alexandre Dumas La Dame aux camélias raconte l’amour d'un jeune bourgeois, Armand Duval, pour une courtisane, Marguerite Gautier, atteinte de tuberculose. La narration constitue un récit dans le récit, puisqu’Armand Duval raconte son aventure au narrateur initial du roman. Dans le demi-monde parisien chic, où se côtoient riches amateurs et femmes légères, le jeune Armand Duval tombe amoureux de la jeune et belle Marguerite Gautier, une des reines de ce monde éphémère de la noce.
Alexandre Dumas Classic historical novel set in the 16th century. According to Wikipedia: "Alexandre Dumas (24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870) was a French writer, best known for his historical novels of high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of his novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne were originally serialized. He also wrote plays and magazine articles and was a prolific correspondent."
Alexandre Dumas, Anne Brontë, Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, Daniel Defoe, Dante Alighieri, D. H. Lawewnce, Edith Wharton, Émile Zola, Emily Brontë, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, George Eliot, Gustave Flaubert, Hans Christian Andersen, The Brothers Grimm, Henry James, Herman Melville, Homer, Honoré de Balzac, Jack London, James Joyce, Jane Austen, Joseph Conrad, Jonathan Swift, Laurence Sterne, Leo Tolstoy, Marcel Proust, Mark Twain, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Nikolai Gogol, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Butler, Stendhal, Victor Hugo, Virginia Woolf & William Makepeace Thackeray This book contains the following works:
- The Count of Monte Cristo [Alexandre Dumas]
- The Tenant of Wildfell Hall [Anne Brontë]
- Dracula [Bram Stoker]
- Bleak House [Charles Dickens]
- Great Expectations [Charles Dickens]
- Jane Eyre [Charlotte Brontë]
- Moll Flanders [Daniel Defoe]
- The Divine Comedy [Dante Alighieri]
- Sons and Lovers [D. H. Lawrence]
- The Age of Innocence [Edith Wharton]
- Germinal [Émile Zola]
- Wuthering Heights [Emily Brontë]
- The Great Gatsby [F. Scott Fitzgerald]
- Crime and Punishment [Fyodor Dostoyevsky]
- The Brothers Karamazov [Fyodor Dostoyevsky]
- The Idiot [Fyodor Dostoyevsky]
- Daniel Deronda [George Eliot]
- Middlemarch [George Eliot]
- Madame Bovary [Gustave Flaubert]
- The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories [Hans Christian Andersen]
- The Portray of a Lady [Henry James]
- Moby Dick [Herman Melville]
- The Iliad [Homer]
- The Odyssey [Homer]
- Father Goriot [Honoré de Balzac]
- The Call of the Wild [Jack London]
- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man [James Joyce]
- Ulysses [James Joyce]
- Emma [Jane Austen]
- Persuasion [Jane Austen]
- Pride and Prejudice [Jane Austen]
- Gulliver's Travels [Jonathan Swift]
- Heart of Darkness [Joseph Conrad]
- Nostromo [Joseph Conrad]
- The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman [Laurence Sterne]
- Anna Karenina [Leo Tolstoy]
- The Death of Ivan Ilyich [Leo Tolstoy]
- War and Peace [Leo Tolstoy]
- Swann's Way [Marcel Proust]
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [Mark Twain]
- Don Quixote [Miguel de Cervantes]
- Dead Souls [Nikolai Gogol]
- The Picture of Dorian Gray [Oscar Wilde]
- The Way of All Flesh [Samuel Butler]
- The Red and the Black [Stendhal]
- The Complete Fairy Tales [The Brothers Grimm]
- Les Misérables [Victor Hugo]
- Mrs. Dalloway [Virginia Woolf]
- To the Lighthouse [Virginia Woolf]
- Vanity Fair [William Makepeace Thackeray]
Alexandre Dumas "The Man in the Iron Mask" is a historical fiction novel, written by Alexandre Dumas, that takes place in the 1600s in France. Aramis, one of the former musketeers and a bishop, goes to the Bastille to visit Philippe, the imprisoned twin brother of the current king, Louis XIV. He tells Philippe that he can put him on the throne, switching him with his brother.
Alexandre Dumas Alexandre Dumas recounts the sad and controversial events that led to Joachim Murat's capture in Pizzo then execution for attempting to regain the throne. Dumas ends the story with Murat who fearlessly meets his death. Joachim Murat was a renowned cavalry leader, marshal of France and king of Naples. He escorted Bonaparte in Italian and Egyptian campaigns and got married with his sister Caroline.
Alexandre Dumas This collection includes all the other "Celebrated Crimes" books you could get separately. Don't bother with the separate books. This one has them all. It starts with the Borgias, so if you have been watching the BBC Borgias on TV this will give you some historical background that covers the facts you may miss in the series.
Alexandre Dumas This book about the history of beginning of the nineteenth century when Western Europe in turn submitted and struggled against a sub lieutenant who made himself an emperor, who at his pleasurre made kings and destroyed kingdoms, the ancient eastern part of the contient.
Alexandre Dumas It is the story of crimes against the royalty. The vast split between the masses and the elite, the frustration and aggravation in the masses, heedlessness of the authorities and the consequences thereof are depicted. It is a powerful story that highlights the antagonism between the two classes.
Alexandre Dumas The adventures of a young man named D'Artagnan who, upon entering Paris, became almost immediately embroiled in court intrigues, international politics, and ill-fated affairs between royal lovers. Over the next six years, readers would enjoy the adventures of this youth and his three famous friends, Porthos, Athos, and Aramis, as their exploits unraveled behind the scenes of some of the most momentous events in French and even English history.
Alexandre Dumas & Lawrence Ellsworth A new and vibrant translation of Alexandre Dumas’s renowned The Three Musketeers, following the adventures of the valiant d’Artagnan and his three loyal comrades.
In March of 1844, the Parisian paper The Century began publishing installments of a new tale by France’s favorite author, Alexandre Dumas. Week after week readers thrilled to the adventures of the brave and clever d’Artagnan and his loyal comrades. Collected for book publication at the end of that year, and quickly translated into a dozen languages, The Three Musketeers was a worldwide sensation—nowhere more so than in the United States. Citizens of the brash new republic recognized kindred spirits in the bold musketeers, and the book and its sequels found an eager American readership.
The novel's fast-moving story is set in the royal court of Louis XIII, where the swaggering King’s Musketeers square off against their rivals: the crimson-clad Guards of the dreaded Cardinal Richelieu. The Red Duke rules France with an iron hand in the name of King Louis—and of Queen Anne, who dares a secret love affair with France’s enemy, England’s Duke of Buckingham. Into this royal intrigue leaps the brash d’Artagnan, a young swordsman from the provinces determined to find fame and fortune in Paris. Bold and clever, in no time the youth finds himself up to his Gascon neck in adventure, while earning the enduring friendship of the greatest comrades in literature, the Three Musketeers: noble Athos, sly Aramis, and the giant, good-hearted Porthos.
Now from Lawrence Ellsworth, acclaimed translator of The Red Sphinx, comes a new rendition of The Three Musketeers for a new century, one that captures anew the excitement, humor, and spirit of Alexandre Dumas’s greatest novel of historical adventure. Whether you’re meeting the musketeers for the first time or discovering them all over again, it’s all for one, one for all, in this timeless tale of honor and glory, the flash of dark eyes, and the clash of bright steel.
Alexandre Dumas Hero of a famous episode in 16th-c. Gascony. A rich peasant returns to his family after a long absence, lives happily with his wife for four years, but is revealed as an impostor by the true Martin Guerre.