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Murat (Celebrated crimes #15)

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One of the stories in La Salle d'Armes and later included in Crimes Célèbres.
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Published (first published 1838)
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Mar 06, 2015 Laura marked it as to-read
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Free download available at Gutenberg Project.
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"Murat" de Alejandro Dumas es un pequeño cuento o narración que fue incluida en su obra "Crímenes célebres", narra las desventuras de Joaquín de Murat, gran mariscal del imperio napoleónico, antiguo Rey de Nápoles desde que fue expulsado por Napoleón de Francia hasta sus últimos días.
Me gustó en gran medida por la simpatía que le tengo a Murat, pero la narración aunque muy corta se me hizo larga porque fue muy duro ver las desventuras por las que tuvo que pasar luego de tratar de conquistar nuev
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Account of the last days of the "Dandy King" famous for his flamboyant dressing taste as well as his courage, chivalry and charisma.
1815: as the 'Corsican Empire' crumbles under the assault of the forces of Metternich and The Restoration, we follow Napoleon's brother in law as he attempts to restore his domain on the King of Naples.
Murat will eventually capitulate in the tiny hamlet of Pizzo di Calabria, captured by the local peasants and condemned to firing squad by the returning Bourbon King
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Racconto avventuroso degli ultimi mesi di vita del generale francese, poi re di Napoli, Gioacchino Murat, dalla fuga in Corsica al velleitario tentativo di restaurazione del suo Regno, conclusosi tragicamente.
Il Castello di Pizzo Calabro è teatro del triste ed appassionante epilogo, nel quale Dumas è abile a mescolare avventura, dramma, amara ironia, e suspense, senza però disattendere la fedeltà storica. Preziosa l'idea di inserire la lettera originale del condannato ai familiari, tradotta dall
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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.
Pretty sad. The End.
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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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