Taking the Bastile

Alexandre DUMAS (1802 - 1870)

Pitou lost his mother when he was small. He was raised by a stern aunt who did not really love him. He starts knowing the world by going to service. How can this man, Pitou the Peasant (as the subtitle of the novel suggests) go on to influence the whole state? How can he go on and take a part in the French revolution? Can his motivation, coming from what he did not have, be enough? - Summary by Stav Nisser

Genre(s): Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Published 1800 -1900

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 CHAPTER I. THE SON OF GILBERT. Elsie Selwyn
00:10:00
Play 02 CHAPTER II. ANGE PITOU. Elsie Selwyn
00:22:59
Play 03 CHAPTER III. A REVOLUTIONARY FARMER. Elsie Selwyn
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Play 04 CHAPTER IV. LONG LEGS ARE GOOD FOR RUNNING, IF NOT FOR DANCING. Rita Boutros
00:24:54
Play 05 CHAPTER V. WHY THE POLICE AGENT CAME WITH THE CONSTABLES. Rita Boutros
00:18:34
Play 06 CHAPTER VI. ON THE ROAD. bts13mp
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Play 07 CHAPTER VII. THE FIRST BLOOD. Rita Boutros
00:17:51
Play 08 CHAPTER VIII. PITOU DISCOVERS HE IS BRAVE. Rita Boutros
00:16:39
Play 09 CHAPTER IX. "TO THE BASTILE!" Rita Boutros
00:17:15
Play 10 CHAPTER X. BLOWING HOT AND COLD. Rita Boutros
00:27:05
Play 11 CHAPTER XI. THE PRISON GOVERNOR. Rita Boutros
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Play 12 CHAPTER XII. STORMING THE BASTILE. Rita Boutros
00:30:24
Play 13 CHAPTER XIII. DOWN IN THE DUNGEONS. Rita Boutros
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Play 14 CHAPTER XIV. THE TRIANGLE OF LIBERTY. Rita Boutros
00:20:34
Play 15 CHAPTER XV. THE YOUNG VISIONARY. bts13mp
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Play 16 CHAPTER XVI. THE PHYSICIAN FOR THE STATE. bts13mp
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Play 17 CHAPTER XVII. THE COUNTESS OF CHARNY. bts13mp
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Play 18 CHAPTER XVIII. THE QUEEN AT BAY. Rita Boutros
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Play 19 CHAPTER XIX. THE QUEEN'S FAVOURITE. Rita Boutros
00:25:59
Play 20 CHAPTER XX. THE TRIO OF LOVE. Rita Boutros
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Play 21 CHAPTER XXI. THE QUEEN AND HER MASTER. Rita Boutros
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Play 22 CHAPTER XXII. THE PRIVATE COUNCIL. Rita Boutros
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Play 23 CHAPTER XXIII. WHY THE QUEEN WAITED. Rita Boutros
00:20:18
Play 24 CHAPTER XXIV. THE ARMY OF WOMEN. Rita Boutros
00:15:29
Play 25 CHAPTER XXV. THE NIGHT OF HORRORS. Rita Boutros
00:16:34
Play 26 CHAPTER XXVI. BILLET'S SORROW. RussellEric
00:10:53