The Marie Antoinette Romances, Vol 1: Balsamo, The Magician

Alexandre DUMAS (1802 - 1870), translated by Henry L. WILLIAMS (1842 - )

This is the first volume of Dumas' Marie Antoinette Romances (also called "The Memoirs of a Physician"). This historical fiction chronicles the strange events surrounding the fall of the French monarchy (starting ~1770) and rise of revolutionaries so terrifying that the period is still called "The Reign of Terrors" (1793-1794). In this volume, a renowned magician, Count Alessandro di Cagliostro (Balsamo), employs various occult tactics, like hypnotism and necromancy, to gain state secrets. Balsamo claims to be plotting against the Bourbons, but one must wonder whether this 3000 year old sorcerer has an ulterior motive... - Summary by jvanstan

Genre(s): Historical Fiction, Suspense, Espionage, Political & Thrillers

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Grand Master of the Secret Society John Van Stan
00:45:00
Play 02 The Living-Wagon in the Storm John Van Stan
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Play 03 The Lovely Lorenza John Van Stan
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Play 04 Gilbert John Van Stan
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Play 05 Taverney and His Daughter John Van Stan
00:38:00
Play 06 The Clairvoyant John Van Stan
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Play 07 The Maid and the Mistress John Van Stan
00:15:37
Play 08 The Harbinger John Van Stan
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Play 09 The Knight of Redcastle John Van Stan
00:07:00
Play 10 Marie Antoinette John Van Stan
00:11:25
Play 11 A Marvel of Magic John Van Stan
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Play 12 Taverney's Prospects Brighten John Van Stan
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Play 13 Nicole's Dower John Van Stan
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Play 14 The Outcast's Luck John Van Stan
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Play 15 Taverney to the Rescue John Van Stan
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Play 16 The King's Favorite John Van Stan
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Play 17 The Royal Clock-Repairer John Van Stan
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Play 18 The Countess of Bearn John Van Stan
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Play 19 Chon Spoils All John Van Stan
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Play 20 Annoyance and Amusement John Van Stan
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Play 21 Countess Cut Countess John Van Stan
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Play 22 At a Loss for Everything John Van Stan
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Play 23 The Presentation John Van Stan
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Play 24 The Dauphiness' Reception John Van Stan
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Play 25 Gilbert Snaps Golden Chains John Van Stan
00:15:11
Play 26 The Old Botanist John Van Stan
00:19:50
Play 27 Master Jacques John Van Stan
00:11:25
Play 28 In the Loft John Van Stan
00:09:05
Play 29 Who Master Jacques Was John Van Stan
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Play 30 Old Patricians and New John Van Stan
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Play 31 The Magician's Wife John Van Stan
00:21:15
Play 32 The Nun's Husband John Van Stan
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Play 33 Count and Cardinal John Van Stan
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Play 34 Near Neighbors John Van Stan
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Play 35 The Garden House John Van Stan
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Play 36 Balsamo at Home John Van Stan
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Play 37 The Double Existence John Van Stan
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Play 38 The Wakeful State John Van Stan
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Play 39 The Predicted Visit John Van Stan
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Play 40 The Art of Making Gold John Van Stan
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Play 41 The Water of Life John Van Stan
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Play 42 The King's New Amour John Van Stan
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Play 43 Two Birds with One Stone John Van Stan
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Play 44 The Plan of Action John Van Stan
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Play 45 Too Good a Teacher John Van Stan
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Play 46 A Terrible Wedding Night John Van Stan
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