Celebrated Crimes, Vol. 6: Part 1: Joan of Naples

Alexandre Dumas (1802 - 1870)
Translated by George Burnham Ives (1856 - 1930)

The celebrated crimes committed during the life of Joan (Joanna I) of Naples span from personal misdeeds (adulteries and mariticide) to regional warfare (like the 1345 War in the Piedmont), and ultimately unraveled her father’s legacy (King Robert the Wise). Dumas projects her story through a deathly lens: beginning with the passing of King Robert the Wise, winding through the untimely demise of nobles, soldiers, and children, then ending at Joan’s own assassination. - Summary by jvanstan

Genre(s): True Crime, Early Modern

Language: English

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