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The Cenci (Celebrated crimes #2)

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Beatrice Cenci was the son of Francesco Cenci, an aristocrat who, due to his violent temper and immoral behaviour, had found himself in trouble with the papal justice more than once. In Rome, they lived in a mid 16th century mansion in Regola district, built over the ruins of a previous medieval fortified palace. Together with them lived also Beatrice's elder brother Giaco ...more
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Published 2009 (first published 1840)
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My Inner Shelf
Aug 05, 2009 My Inner Shelf rated it liked it
Je suis une lâche, un grosse feignasse. J’ai pas loin de 5000 pages de Dumas qui m’attendent dans ma PAL, reparties sur 4 volumes comprenant les Mohicans de Paris, Olympe de Clèves et La San Felice. Et je ne compte pas Le chevalier de Maison-Rouge en poche. Et voilà que je ne trouve rien de mieux à faire que de me rabattre sur un tout petit livre riquiqui, de 96 pages, plus petit qu’un livre de poche, vaguement apparenté à un fascicule. Donc oui je une feignasse mais je m’assume.

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Zainab Ali
What "celebrated crime" is this book exactly about?
What the father did to the daughter?
What the daughter did to the father?
Or both?

For some reason, it bothered me and I couldn't enjoy it as much as the others, but isn't that how we're supposed to feel about crimes after all?
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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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