Celebrated Crimes, Vol. 1

Alexandre DUMAS (1802 - 1870)

Dumas's 'Celebrated Crimes' was not written for children. The novelist has spared no language--has minced no words--to describe 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. (from publisher's note)

The first volume comprises the annals of the Borgias and the Cenci. The name of the noted and notorious Florentine family has become a synonym for intrigue and violence, and yet the Borgias have not been without stanch defenders in history.

Another famous Italian story is that of the Cenci. The beautiful Beatrice Cenci--celebrated in the painting of Guido, the sixteenth century romance of Guerrazi, and the poetic tragedy of Shelley, not to mention numerous succeeding works inspired by her hapless fate—will always remain a shadowy figure and one of infinite pathos. (from Introduction)

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography, True Crime, Middle Ages/Middle History

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 1-01 - Celebrated Crimes: Introduction Neeru Iyer
00:06:20
Play 02 1-02 - The Borgias: Prologue Barry Eads
00:12:00
Play 03 1-03 - The Borgias: Chapter 1 Dawn Larsen
00:25:30
Play 04 1-04 - The Borgias: Chapter 2 Christine Dufour
00:21:43
Play 05 1-05 - The Borgias: Chapter 3, Part 1 Christine Dufour
00:13:40
Play 06 1-06 - The Borgias: Chapter 3, Part 2 Christine Dufour
00:21:51
Play 07 1-07 - The Borgias: Chapter 4, Part 1 Christine Dufour
00:19:47
Play 08 1-08 - The Borgias: Chapter 4, Part 2 Christine Dufour
00:17:31
Play 09 1-09 - The Borgias: Chapter 5, Part 1 Christine Dufour
00:22:31
Play 10 1-10 - The Borgias: Chapter 5, Part 2 Christine Dufour
00:22:29
Play 11 1-11 - The Borgias: Chapter 5, Part 3 Christine Dufour
00:22:24
Play 12 1-12 - The Borgias: Chapter 6, Part 1 MorganScorpion
00:14:53
Play 13 1-13 - The Borgias: Chapter 6, Part 2 MorganScorpion
00:15:12
Play 14 1-14 - The Borgias: Chapter 7, Part 1 Christine Dufour
00:17:43
Play 15 1-15 - The Borgias: Chapter 7, Part 2 Christine Dufour
00:16:24
Play 16 1-16 - The Borgias: Chapter 8 Mario Pineda
00:27:56
Play 17 1-17 - The Borgias: Chapter 9 Mario Pineda
00:26:32
Play 18 1-18 - The Borgias: Chapter 10, Part 1 Julie VW
00:18:35
Play 19 1-19 - The Borgias: Chapter 10, Part 2 Julie VW
00:21:03
Play 20 1-20 - The Borgias: Chapter 11, Part 1 MorganScorpion
00:18:26
Play 21 1-21 - The Borgias: Chapter 11, Part 2 MorganScorpion
00:19:12
Play 22 1-22 - The Borgias: Chapter 12 Kevin Maxson
00:26:24
Play 23 1-23 - The Borgias: Chapter 13, Part 1 MorganScorpion
00:20:01
Play 24 1-24 - The Borgias: Chapter 13, Part 2 MorganScorpion
00:17:18
Play 25 1-25 - The Borgias: Chapter 14 Ann Boulais
00:18:16
Play 26 1-26 - The Borgias: Chapter 15 Ann Boulais
00:26:48
Play 27 1-27 - The Borgias: Chapter 16 Christine Dufour
00:14:53
Play 28 1-28 - The Borgias: Epilogue Esther
00:09:05
Play 29 1-29 - The Cenci: Part 1 Miriam Esther Goldman
00:14:54
Play 30 1-30 - The Cenci: Part 2 StephenC
00:11:00
Play 31 1-31 - The Cenci: Part 3 StephenC
00:14:52
Play 32 1-32 - The Cenci: Part 4 StephenC
00:13:34
Play 33 1-33 - The Cenci: Part 5 StephenC
00:14:04
Play 34 1-34 - The Cenci: Part 6 StephenC
00:14:03