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Chapter 5, part 1

In Celebrated Crimes, Vol. 2: The Massacres of the South

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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 …

Section 1

In Celebrated Crimes, Vol. 4: Part 3: Nisida

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Alexandre Dumas


This story details the many crimes (attempted rape, assault, filicide, etc.) surrounding a significant historical confrontation between a fi…

Section 1

In Celebrated Crimes, Vol. 5: Part 1: Desrues

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Alexandre Dumas


This story chronicles the crimes of Antoine-Francois Desrues (also called "Derues") from his childhood to his execution. Desrues c…

The Man in the Iron Mask Chapter 1 Part 1

In Celebrated Crimes, Vol. 6: Part 2: The Man in the Iron Mask, Martin Guerre

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Alexandre Dumas


Dumas, with the assistance of several friends, compiled Celebrated Crimes, an eight-volume collection of essays on famous criminals and crim…

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