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  • Vaninkaby Alexandre Dumas

    Start Classics 2014; US$ 0.99

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

  • 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...

  • Emile and Isaac Pereireby Helen M. Davies

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 14.99

    Emile (1800-75) and Isaac Pereire (1806-80) were pivotal and sensational figures, their lives and careers a lens through which to re-examine the history of France in the nineteenth century. Among the first generation of Jews emancipated by the French Revolution, they became significant Saint-Simonians, contributing to its philosophy of financial and... 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...

  • Absolute Monarchy on the Frontiersby Phil McCluskey

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 105.00

    French territorial ambitions and consequent military activity during the reign of Louis XIV ensured that a number of territories bordering on France were subject to military occupation for strategic reasons from the 1660s onwards. Drawing on extensive archival research, this study presents the occupation of two of these territories, Lorraine and Savoy,... more...