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  • Ali Pachaby Alexandre Dumas

    Start Classics 2014; US$ 1.99

    In this seventh volume of his Celebrated Crimes, Dumas tells the three tales: of the brutal excesses of Ali Pacha; the tale of the Countess of Saint Geran;and of Murat, whose courage became a legend in the days of the French revolution. Few men have understood themselves better or been on better terms with the orbit of their existence than Ali Pacha,... more...

  • Countess de Saint-Geranby Alexandre Dumas

    Start Classics 2014; US$ 0.99

    There were two tables in the principal eating-room. The provost took possession of one, leaving the other to the soldiers, who went in turn to tether their horses under a shed in the back yard; then he pointed to a stool for the prisoner, and seated himself opposite to him, rapping the table with his thick cane. "Ouf!" he cried, with a fresh groan... more...

  • Karl Ludwig Sandby Alexandre Dumas

    Start Classics 2014; US$ 0.99

    With a little amplification, the novel is almost a non-fictitious story of Karl-Ludwig Sand. It narrates his crime against the royalty and the relentless pursuance of the criminal afterwards. Read with maturity of mind it provides deep insight into the atrocities perpetuated by the royalty and the hatred of the people for such authority. more...

  • Marquise Brinvillierby Alexandre Dumas

    Start Classics 2014; US$ 1.99

    Written by noted French author, Alexandre Dumas, "Marquise Brinvillier" is an essay belonging to his collected title "Celebrated Crimes" which features famous criminals and crimes from European history. more...

  • La Constantinby Alexandre Dumas

    Start Classics 2014; US$ 0.99

    Written by noted French author, Alexandre Dumas, "La Constantin" is an essay belonging to his collected title "Celebrated Crimes" which features famous criminals and crimes from European history. more...

  • Urbain Grandeurby Alexandre Dumas

    Start Classics 2014; US$ 0.99

    On June 2, 1630, Father Urbain Grandier, the parish priest of St.-Pierre-du-March? of Loudun, France, was accused of witchcraft by a group of Ursuline nuns. Grandier, a politically-influential priest with a worldly lifestyle, scandalous affairs, and romantic adventures, had made many enemies. In 1618, Grandier had written a sarcastic discourse about... more...

  • A Classical Republican in Eighteenth-Century Franceby Johnson Kent Wright

    Stanford University Press 1997; US$ 62.50

    This is an intellectual biography of Gabriel Bonnot de Mably (1709-85), who emerges as a central figure in the history of republican thought in the era of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution.This book has two related aims. The first is to fill an important gap in historical scholarship. Although Mably, whose career as a historian and political... more...

  • A Brief History of Franceby Cecil Jenkins

    Little, Brown Book Group 2017; US$ 12.99

    When we think of France, we tend think of fine food and wine, the elegant boulevards of Paris or the chic beaches of St Tropez. Yet, as the largest country in Europe, France is home to extraordinary diversity. The idea of 'Frenchness' emerged through 2,000 years of history and it is this riveting story, from the Roman conquest of Gaul to the present... more...

  • The Place de la Bastilleby Keith Reader

    Liverpool University Press 2011; US$ 25.99

    Epicentre of the Revolution of 1789, erstwhile bastion of the skilled working-class and centre of radical agitation, along with Pigalle and Montmartre a focus for popular and raffish night-life in the early twentieth century, the Bastille area of Eastern Paris (also known as the Faubourg Saint-Antoine) is now an ethnically and socially mixed quartier... more...

  • Artisans of Gloryby Orest Ranum

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    Ranum analyzes the canons of writing history and describes the lives and achievements of the royal French historiographers. He examines the manner in which these writers described and, in some sense, created the glory that surrounded the lives of the nobility, hoping by so doing to enhance their own glory. Through studying the careers of these men,... more...