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Celebrated Crimes, Vol. I

ISBN13: 9781592244409
ISBN: 1592244408
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $14.95
Publisher: Wildside Press
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Pages: 276
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In this first volume of his CELEBRATED CRIMES, Dumas chronicles the annals of the Borgias and the Cenci. The "crimes" of the Borgias are legend; the name of the noted and notorious Florentine family has become a synonym for intrigue and violence, and yet the Borgias have not been without stanch defenders in history. The Cenci are nearly as ill-famed. The beautiful Beatrice Cenci -- celebrated in the painting of Guido, the sixteenth century romance of Guerrazi, and the poetic tragedy of Shelley, not to mention numerous succeeding works inspired by her hapless fate -- will always remain a shadowy figure and one of infinite pathos.