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Celebrated Crimes (Celebrated crimes #1-18)

3.45 of 5 stars 3.45  ·  rating details  ·  67 ratings  ·  13 reviews
This early works on 'Celebrated Crimes' is a fascinating look at early crimes and will appeal to all historians. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Paperback, 324 pages
Published May 27th 2009 by Pringle Press
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Batgrl (Book Data Kept Elsewhere)
Gutenberg link to the text here. (Text in Kindle version may be centered, or it could just be me. Also the letter "a" seems to replace the letter "o" a lot. But hey, it's free, I accept flaws.)

This book is Dumas' retelling of historical and (in)famous crimes. Think of this as True Crime History, because the love for tabloidy crime stories isn't new - and like the tabloids much of this probably shouldn't be thought of as fact or unbiased. This was originally an eight volume work, but here is comb
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M
جميلٌ ان تكون من اوائل قراء كتاب ما فور صدوره وان تكون اول من يقيمه..
يتكلم الكتاب بإسلوب روائي شيق عن قصة فتاتين شاء التاريخ ان يسجل لهم الفضيلة التي عدها لهم اصحاب النفوس الفاسدة الشيطانية خطيئة لاعقاب لها سوى القتل هي العفاف والحياء
وبعد رحلتي مع الكتاب لاحظت ان هذا يتجسد تماماً في قصة الفتاة الأولى - سأخص حديثي عنها - ماري ده روسان المركيزة التي انعم الله عليها بجمال أخاذ وأنوثة طاهرة ساحرة لم تلوثها رجس ذلك الزمان
لكن كان قدرها بجمالها وأنوثتها التي حصنتهما بالعفاف والحياء ان يكونا سبب لإنتهاء
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Ahmad  Ebaid
ضحايا العفاف ,مؤسسة هنداوي مترجمة قصتين بس من أصل 9 قصص تقريبا ,

وزي ما العنوان واضح انها قضايا متعلة بضحايا العفاف ,قصص حقيقية ,و مش محتاج كلام عنها على ما أعتقد ,


من الملاحظ من القصة إن في روما ,التعذيب في التحقيقات كان شيء عادي جدا في الوقت دا ,والبابا كان بيصدر الأحكام على مزاجه تقريبا ,وعلى مزاج الرعية ,الأب له حقوق قتل الإبن في 13 حالة-منها الخروج عن الملة- وكأنه شاري عبد مش روح مستقلة.
arg/machine
An often-exciting record of vintage crime, this tome is in the public domain, with a free electronic copy available here.
Raz Khan
This is a book that is very hard to put down because it is quite thrilling; however, there are many parts where Alexander Dumas' use of extravagant, complicated language renders the reader confused. The book is about crimes and how they were conducted and what the motives of those crimes were. The stand out thing about this book is the details Alexander Dumas gets into. No spec of information is left unsaid and Dumas does a great job of painting clear pictures in the readers' heads.

Having said
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Rana Ashour
أول رواية أقراها لألكساندر دوماس، و إن شاء الله تكون الأخيرة.
Aoife
I tried...I really tried but this book gives the impression of something that is written for people who already know about the cases anyway. I got completely lost because Dumas mentioned so many people and I simply couldn't remember them all and so it all ended up being incredibly confusing, even the part on the Borgias (now I know the TV-series isn't the most historical accurate portrayal but having watched it meant that I knew at least some of the names of people involved but I still didn't kn ...more
Viola
THEY NEVER CALL HIM HAITIAN: Alexandre Dumas (1802 - 1870), the son of an enslaved Haitian woman, was the author of "The Three Musketeers" one of the most popular novels ever published. He is also the author of "The Count of Monte Cristo" as well as "Celebrated Crimes" which reveals how the current images of "Jesus" are actually the murderer and child rapist Cesar Borgia, son of pope Alexander VI.
Pavel
All my reviews are in English (English title: Famous Murders).

Describes several different murders and how they unfolded and what brought the people to commit the murders. This is not a detective story, everything is explained as it is unfolding, but how the murderer got caught is also explained.

Not very insightful, but does explore the darker aspect of human character.
Matt Kelland
Turgid. If you're reading it for information, there are better sources. It's only really of interest as part of a study of Dumas or of French history - not so much in the sense of it being about France, but how the French viewed others at the time.
Linda
I just couldn't get through pages and pages of what uniforms soldiers were wearing, the routes they took, etc. That was only the first story of a 1300+ page book.
Edwardian_ice
Повесть о Дёрю спасает читателя от (почти) беспробудной скуки.
И не надо про то, что тогда так писали.
Diana
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So far quite good.
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This note regards Alexandre Dumas, père, the father of Alexandre Dumas, fils (son). For the son, see Alexandre Dumas.

Alexandre Dumas, père (French for "father", akin to Senior in English), born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie, was a French writer, best known for his numerous historical novels of high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of his no
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