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The Borgias

ISBN13: 9781587159732
ISBN: 1587159732
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $29.95
Publisher: Borgo Press
Published Date:
Pages: 244
Average Goodreads rating: 3.59/5 (1 ratings)

In 2002 for the bicentennial of Dumas' birth, French President Jacques Chirac had a ceremony honoring the author by having his ashes reinterred at the mausoleum of the PanthEon of Paris, where many French luminaries were buried. The proceedings were televised: the new coffin was draped in a blue velvet cloth and carried on a caisson flanked by four mounted Republican Guards costumed as the four Musketeers. It was transported through Paris to the PanthEon. In his speech, President Chirac said: "With you, we were D'Artagnan, Monte Cristo, or Balsamo, riding along the roads of France, touring battlefields, visiting palaces and castles--with you, we dream." CELEBRATED CRIMES Vol I, Part 1: The Borgias was not written for children. Dumas has minced no words in describing 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. (Jacketless library hardcover.)