Celebrated Crimes, Vol. 3: Mary Stuart (version 2)

Alexandre DUMAS (1802 - 1870), translated by George Burnham IVES (1856 - 1930)

The contents of these volumes of 'Celebrated Crimes', as well as the motives which led to their inception, are unique. They are a series of stories based upon historical records, from the pen of Alexandre Dumas, pere, when he was not "the elder," nor yet the author of D'Artagnan or Monte Cristo, but was a rising young dramatist and a lion in the literary set and world of fashion. The third volume is devoted to the story of Mary Queen of Scots, another woman who suffered a violent death, and around whose name an endless controversy has waged. Dumas goes carefully into the dubious episodes of her stormy career, but does not allow these to blind his sympathy for her fate. Mary, it should be remembered, was closely allied to France by education and marriage, and the French never forgave Elizabeth the part she played in the tragedy. ( From the introduction)

Genre(s): War & Military, Biography & Autobiography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 1 John Van Stan
00:31:12
Play 02 Chapter 2 John Van Stan
00:28:37
Play 03 Chapter 3 John Van Stan
00:43:06
Play 04 Chapter 4 John Van Stan
00:10:42
Play 05 Chapter 5, part 1 John Van Stan
00:38:27
Play 06 Chapter 5, part 2 John Van Stan
00:43:08
Play 07 Chapter 6 John Van Stan
00:22:45
Play 08 Chapter 7 John Van Stan
00:46:10
Play 09 Chapter 8 John Van Stan
00:48:01
Play 10 Chapter 9 John Van Stan
00:56:05
Play 11 Chapter 10 John Van Stan
00:16:05