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C'était le 10 juillet de l'an de grâce 1540, à quatre heures de relevée, à Paris, dans l'enceinte de l'Université, à l'entrée de l'église des Grands-Augustins, près du bénitier, auprès de la porte
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Published (first published 1843)
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Sep 05, 2009 Sergey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Dumas fans
This is a re-read; first read about fifteen years ago. I remembered vividly the scene of the taking of the Great Nesle Castle, but had forgotten the glory of the story that followed. This is such a wonderful historical novel. You have adventure; you have intrigue; you have romance (innocent and lovely (Ascanio and Colombe), contrasted by the selfish love that satisfies but the cold, cruel heart (Duchess D'Etampes -- To win your heart I would sacrifice France!); you have revenge; you have the art ...more
Jānis Skarnelis
Grūti pateikt vai šobrīt lasot šo grāmatu būtu tāds pats iespaids, bet kaut kad ļoti sen es biju sajūsmā par šo atklājumu. Tiem, kam patika "3 musketieri", patiks arī šī.
Jun 28, 2015 Deusprimus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good Dumas romance. Had me in tears a couple of times, and laughing others. The penultimate scene with the two main characters was masterful.
Apr 27, 2014 Jānis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Caurstrāvo visu laiku tāds patīkams viduslaiku maigums un naivisms, bet ir kruta. Ja salīdzina ar mūsdienu romāniem, tad intrigas ir, bet visur cauri spīd tāds patiess cēlums, kas romānu padara "dizčiltīgu". Patika.
Sep 24, 2012 Yegor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, biography
The first time I came upon Cellini's name was the movie "How to Steal a Million" with Audrey Hepburn. And as soon as I've seen a book about him, I new I must read it.

Really great book. I like the way Dumas describes Benvenuto Cellini. He seemed to be a very active, talented and adventurous person with a good sense of humor and devotion to his friends.
Feb 23, 2010 Karina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, fiction, adventure
I need to figure out which edition I have of this book. But most of my books are currently in storage... This was a gift. And at the time I didn't know Dumas wrote anything like this too; it's not quite the same genre as the usual stuff I read by him like the Three Musketeers and the sequels, and other historical fiction.
this is a rating of my memory, I read it when I was 15. 15 year old me loved it, now I would love to re-read it. As soos as I do, will update a review.
P.S. I was suprised to find among editions exactly the one I had at my parents' house.
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Feb 12, 2013 Lilit Gevorgyan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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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