The Borgias by Alexandre Dumas, History, Europe, Italy, Renaissance

The Borgias by Alexandre Dumas, History, Europe, Italy, Renaissance

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In 2002 for the bicentennial of Dumas' birth, French President Jacques Chirac had a ceremony honoring the author by having his ashes reinterred at the mausoleum of the PanthÉon of Paris, where many French luminaries were buried. The proceedings were televised: the new coffin was draped in a blue velvet cloth and carried on a caisson flanked by four mounted Republican Guards costumed as the four Musketeers. It was transported through Paris to the PanthÉon. In his speech, President Chirac said: "With you, we were D'Artagnan, Monte Cristo, or Balsamo, riding along the roads of France, touring battlefields, visiting palaces and castles--with you, we dream." CELEBRATED CRIMES Vol I, Part 1: The Borgias was not written for children. Dumas has minced no words in describing the violent scenes of a violent time. In some instances facts appear distorted out of their true perspective and in others the author makes unwarranted charges. The careful, mature reader -- for whom the books are intended -- will recognize and allow for this fact. (Jacketless library hardcover.)
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  • Hardback | 244 pages
  • 159.5 x 233.7 x 21.1mm | 530.71g
  • Rockville, MD, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1587159732
  • 9781587159732

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