Tour de Nesle (The Tower of Death) is one of Alexandre Dumas's greatest and most powerful plays, a tale of power and conviction, although its historical accuracy is far from certain.<P> Queen Marguerite and her sisters entertain themselves by luring unsuspecting men to the Tower, which located across the Seine from the Louvre. There they entice their victims to join them for wild sexual escapades–all expressly forbidden, of course, by both Church and State. Once satiated, the ladies have their lovers murdered, and the bodies dumped into the Seine. One man (Buridan) manages to escape, and uses his knowledge of what's taking place to force the Queen to make him Prime Minister. In the end of course, the secret cannot be maintained. Dumas and Gaillardet have used a murky legend of misconduct by the daughters-in-law of King Philip the Fair to construct a compelling picture of life in court in the middle ages, and its ruthless focus on power and sex.<P> Another stunning achievement by one of the greatest French writers!
The Boys' Adventure Megapack collects 20 great adventure stories for boys, from classics like «The Call of the Wild» to war stories like the adventures of Dave Dawson, from science fiction like Tom Swift, Jr. to historical fiction like Tarzan of the Apes and The Count of Monte Cristo. Rollicking adventure stories for the young and young at heart! <P> Included are: <P> THE CALL OF THE WILD, by Jack London<BR> TREASURE ISLAND, by Robert Louis Stevenson<BR> KIDNAPPED, by Robert Louis Stevenson<BR> THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON, by Johann David Wyss<BR> FIVE CHILDREN AND IT, by E. Nesbit<BR> TOM SWIFT AND THE VISITOR FROM PLANET X, by Victor Appleton II<BR> TOM SWIFT AND THE ELECTRONIC HYDROLUNG, by Victor Appleton II<BR> TARZAN OF THE APES, by Edgar Rice Burroughs<BR> THE RETURN OF TARZAN, by Edgar Rice Burroughs<BR> DAVE DAWSON AT DUNKIRK, by R. Sidney Bowen<BR> DAVE DAWSON WITH THE R.A.F., by R. Sidney Bowen<BR> DAVE DAWSON ON THE RUSSIAN FRONT, by R. Sidney Bowen<BR> DAVE DAWSON ON GUADALCANAL, by R. Sidney Bowen<BR> DAVE DAWSON AT CASABLANCA, by R. Sidney Bowen<BR> DAVE DAWSON AT TRUK, by R. Sidney Bowen<BR> DAVE DASHAWAY AND HIS HYDROPLANE, by Roy Rockwood<BR> ADRIFT IN THE WILDS: THE ADVENTURES OF TWO SHIPWRECKED BOYS, by Edward S. Ellis<BR> AMONG MALAY PIRATES, by G. A. Henty<BR> KIM, by Rudyard Kipling<BR> THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, by Alexandre Dumas <P> And don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for more entries in Wildside Press's Megapack series, ranging from science fiction and fantasy to westerns, mysteries, ghost stories – and much, much more!
The Count of Monte Cristo, one of the greatest adventure novels of all time, has been converted by the author into a series of four plays. In PART TWO, Edmond Dantes has escaped from the dreaded prison island of d'If after 14 years of captivity. He seeks out the fabulous treasure of Monte Cristo described to him by the Abbe Faria, and assumes the identity of the priest Busoni. Then he begins his odyssey of revenge, tracking down Caderousse and his wife, La Carconte, and finding the trail of Villefort, another of his betrayers. He also secretly helps his former employer, Mr. Morel. But he has yet to assume the identity of the avenging Count of Monte Cristo! First-rate action drama!
With its rousing cry of «One for all, and all for one,» Alexandre Dumas's thrilling adventure novel has captivated generations of readers since its initial publication in 1844. Action, intrigue, and romance abound in this swashbuckling epic, which traces a country lad's path to the French court of the early 1600s and the glorious fraternity of the king's men, the Musketeers.A son of impoverished nobility, D'Artagnan arrives in Paris to find the Musketeers disbanded by the cunning Cardinal Richelieu, who hopes to seize power from the weak-willed Louis XIII. The daring and ambitious youth proves his mettle in the company of the famous Musketeers — Porthos, Athos, and Aramis — and joins them in a heroic struggle to defend the king and his lovely queen, Anne of Austria.Dumas transformed the concept of the historical novel by writing in a modern, conversational style. His accessible, fast-paced narratives combine real and fictional characters to recapture the events, manners, and mood of seventeenth-century France. Emerging in the chaotic aftermath of the Revolution, Dumas's novels provided his contemporaries with a welcome sense of identity and national pride. His most popular work, The Three Musketeers, continues to charm modern readers with its timeless tales of romantic valor.
"A piece of perfect storytelling." — Robert Louis Stevenson. First published in 1844, The Count of Monte Cristo remains one of literature's greatest adventures. Based on actual events, this sweeping historical romance, considered to be Dumas' finest work, recounts the story of Edmond Dantès, a gallant young sailor whose life takes a bitter turn when, during the final days of Napoleon's reign, he is falsely accused of treason and condemned to lifelong imprisonment. After languishing for many years in a fetid dungeon, he makes his dramatic escape. In a labyrinthine tale plump with themes of justice, vengeance, lost love, and mercy and forgiveness, Dantès is now free to play out his elaborate plans of revenge on those who betrayed him.
"The Three Musketeers" (1844) was written by the French author Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) who also wrote the famous classic "The Count of Monte Cristo". "The Three Musketeers" are three close friends named Aramis, Porthos and Athos and the story follows the adventures of another young man named d'Artagnan who leaves home in order to join the Musketeers of the Guard.<br><br>Mermaids Classics, an imprint of Mermaids Publishing brings the very best of old classic literature to a modern era of digital reading by producing high quality books in ebook format. All of the Mermaids Classics epublications are reproductions of classic antique books that were originally published in print format, mostly over a century ago and are now republished in digital format as ebooks. Begin to build your collection of digital books by looking for more literary gems from Mermaids Classics.
The Count of Monte Cristo (1845) is an adventure novel by French author Alexandre Dumas (pÃ¨re) (1802-1870) who also wrote the famous classic "The Three Musketeers". <br><br>Mermaids Classics, an imprint of Mermaids Publishing brings the very best of old classic literature to a modern era of digital reading by producing high quality books in ebook format. All of the Mermaids Classics epublications are reproductions of classic antique books that were originally published in print format, mostly over a century ago and are now republished in digital format as ebooks. Begin to build your collection of digital books by looking for more literary gems from Mermaids Classics.
"All I ever wanted was a man who wouldn't ask me questions"Across the foyer of a crowded theatre, a handsome young man catches sight of the most expensive prostitute in town. When they meet, a mutual obsession is ignited – one that tears both their worlds apart.Set amidst the glittering splendours and miseries of 19th century Paris, Camille has scandalised and fascinated audiences and theatres, cinemas and opera houses for over a hundred and fifty years. Neil Bartlett's new version returns to the original novel for its shockingly frank and emotional portrayal of a woman who can afford anything – except to fall in love.Camille opened at the Lyric Hammersmith on 6th March 2003.
Nearly eighteen months after the 1672 lynching of the Dutch Grand Pensionary in which Johan de Witt and his brother Cornelis are killed, the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands is holding a competition between the country's best gardeners to grow a black tulip. Cornelius van Baerle, a young bourgeois gentleman has almost succeeded at the task, however before he can he is thrown into the Loevestein prison. While there he meets the beautiful young Rosa, a daughter of the prison guard, whom he falls in love with. «The Black Tulip», one of Dumas' shorter works is part brilliant political allegory, part romance, which revisits a fascinating time in Dutch history nearly thirty years after the famous «tulipmania.»
First serialized between March and July of 1844, Alexandre Dumas’s “The Three Musketeers” is one of the author’s most famous works, the opening installment in the “d'Artagnan Romances.” A timeless tale of adventure, romance, intrigue, and revenge, it is the captivating story of d’Artagnan, a young man of Gascony, who is determined to become a Musketeer of the Royal Guard. Through his wit and skill with a sword, he befriends the other Musketeers, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. Together they must foil the nefarious plotting of Cardinal Richelieu against the King and Queen, despite his appearance as an ally. The Musketeers must also overcome the villainous machinations of Milady de Winter, whose lethal criminality threatens those in power and the love of d’Artagnan for Constance Bonacieux. Dumas’s classic story has enthralled readers with its fast-paced action, endearing characters, and romantic ideals ever since its original publication. The camaraderie of the Musketeers has been forever immortalized by their famous motto “one for all, all for one.” This edition includes an introduction by J. Walker McSpadden.