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Alexandre Dumas was a nineteenth century French writer, best known for his numerous historical novels of high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of his novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne were serialized. He also wrote plays and magazine articles and was a prolific correspondent.
One of a range of marvellous comic books created in the '50s and '60s now with artwork re-coloured and covers digitally enhanced for a new generation. Perfect Bound at a terrifically good value price. A message from the publisher: Classics Illustrated - A wonderful History - We're delighted to re-introduce these marvellous comic books to new generations of readers who will surely enjoy them as fantastic tales of adventure and excitement but will also improve their reading skills as a result and be inspired to read the complete versions of many of these fine works. I sincerely hope that you enjoy these superb adaptations and are similarly inspired as I was, nearly 50 years ago. Jeff Brooks, CEO, Classic Comic Store Ltd
One of the best-loved adventures of all time. When young D'Artagnan comes to Paris to seek his fortune, he is challenged to a duel with not one, but three of the king's Musketeers. But Athos, Porthos and Aramis become his trusted friends as he tries to prove himself worthy of becoming a fourth Musketeer.
Will D'Artagnan Turn Against His Friends?"e;In this world, all--men, women, and kings--must live for the present. We can only live for the future for God"e; - Alexandre Dumas, The Man in the Iron MaskAramis wants to replace the current King of France, Louis XIV with a puppet ruler so he asks Porthos for help. D'Artagnan on the other hand sides with the current King so he immediately helps Louis when he is at peril. He also has to arrest his former friends for treason. Will he do it?,This book has been professionally formatted for e-readers and contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.
When Your Family Is Against You, What Can You Do?Two years after marrying the Dauphin, Marry Stuart, Queen of Scots returns to Scotland. There, she marries with her first cousin, Henry Stuart but her marriage lasts only three years. She is imprisoned and forced to abdicate so she flees South seeking protection from her first cousin Queen Elizabeth I of England. Elizabeth though sees Marry Stuart as a threat. Can she survive?,This book has been professionally formatted for e-readers and contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.
The Encyclopedia of the Famous Borgias FamilyThe Borgias by Alexandre Dumas is not necessarily a fiction novel but a history lesson with some fiction in it about the famous House of Borgia that ruled Renaissance Italy. Witness their corruption, the different plots to eliminate their opponents and climb the power ladder from bribery, simony and theft to incest and murder. ,This book has been professionally formatted for e-readers and contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.
Extrait : "e;Il y avait un jour un vaillant chevalier nomme Osmond de Rosemberg, lequel choisit pour femme une belle jeune fille nommee Berthe. Berthe n'aurait pas pu se mesurer, je le sais bien, avec les grandes dames de nos jours, quoiqu'elle fut certainement aussi noble que la plus noble ;"e;
Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel by French author Alexandre Dumas. The story follows the life of a successful merchant sailor, Edmond Dantes, through tragedy, love, and vengeance.
Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told.The Man in the Iron Mask is a name given to a prisoner arrested as Eustache Dauger in 1669 or 1670, and held in a number of jails, including the Bastille and the Fortress of Pignerol. He was held in the custody of the same jailer, Banigne Dauvergne de Saint-Mars, for a period of 34 years. He died on 19 November 1703 under the name of Marchioly, during the reign of Louis XIV of France. The possible identity of this man has been thoroughly discussed and has been the subject of many books, because no one ever saw his face, which was hidden by a mask of black velvet cloth.
Bei dieser Lekture kann man sich gruseln. Dumas, der groe Romancier, erzahlt fantastische Geschichten von Menschen, die ihren Tod uberlebten. Unschuldig Ermordete, Gehangte, Opfer der Guillotine, Vampire lassen uns mit ihren Schicksal nach dem Ratsel des Lebens fragen.
Die gegenwartige Matresse des Konigs, Jeanne Dubarry, eine Burgerliche, die durch eine vom Konig veranlasste Heirat geadelt wurde, ist beim Volk gehasst und beim Adel verachtet. Marschall Richelieu ist ahnungslose Schachfigur fur umsturzlerischen Plane gewisser Kreise. Mit der Hilfe Richelieus versucht Cagliostro, der Grafin Dubarry die offizielle Vorstellung bei Hofe zu ermoglichen. Ein nahezu aussichtsloses Vorhaben, da die Etikette, die den Hof von Versailles regiert, dafur eine adlige Patin vorschreibt. Der gesamte Adel Frankreichs hat sich in diesem Punkt gegen die Dubarry verschworen, keine Dame von Rang ist bereit, der Matresse des Konigs diesen entscheidenden Dienst zu erweisen. Cagliostro gelingt es dennoch, eine geeignete Person zu finden: Grafin de Bearn. Diese sehr zurckgezogen lebende Adlige ist durch zahlreiche Vermgensprozesse nahezu an den Bettelstab gebracht worden.
Der Jude Isaak Laquedem begibt sich zum Papst nach Rom um die grote Sunde seines Lebens zu beichten. Er hat Jesus auf dem Kreuzweg das Trinken und Ausruhen verweigert und ihm verleumdet. Gott verurteilte ihn daraufhin, zu wandern; immer nur und ohne Hilfsmittel zu wandern. Bereits hier beim Prolog wird der Leser merken, dass er sich auf eine Zeitreise begeben muss.
Der junge Graf Emmanuel d'Auray, der lebende Sprossling eines der altesten Hauser der Bretagne begab sich zu einem Schiff, um eine konigliche Ordre zu ubergeben. Sein Familienschloss lag am Golf von Morbihan, sechs bis sieben Stunden von Port-Louis entfernt. Die noch ubrigen Glieder dieser Familie waren: Der alte Marquis d'Auray, ein armer wieder zum Kind gewordener Greis, der seit zwanzig Jahren die Grenzen seiner Besitzungen nicht uberschritten hatte; dessen Gemahlin, deren aristokratischer Hochmut in ihrer Sittenstrenge und der Zahl ihrer Ahnen die einzige Entschuldigung finden mochte; die junge Margarete, ein holdes Kind von siebzehn Jahren, wei und zart wie die Blume, deren Namen sie fuhrte; und der junge Graf selbst.
In The Three Musketeers, d'Artagnan goes to Paris with the ambition to become a musketeer - a member of the King's Guards who are the most daring swordsmen in France. D'Artagnan must convince the three musketeers Porthos, Athos and Aramis that he is good enough to join them and to help them stop a terrible plot against the Queen. Exciting and powerful classic stories to enrich and extend your children's reading experiences. TreeTops Classics are carefully adapted versions of must-read stories which introduce your readers to significant authors, powerful plots and characters that have stood the test of time. These abridged versions of classics have been sensitively adapted by top children's authors to ensure that language and content is appropriate, but remain faithful to the original. These enchanting stories will appeal to all your junior readers and introduce them to a rich literary heritage. Each book includes author biographies and notes to help with historical and social context and any challenging vocabulary, ensuring the books are easily accessible. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.
The young D'Artagnan and the legendary musketeers Athos, Porthos and Aramis are 'the inseparables' - ready to sacrifice everything in a duel or game of dice in order to defend their honour or that of the King and Queen of France. Handsome and hot-tempered, they dive into raging battles or back-street conspiracies with gusto, especially if by their daring deeds they can thwart the wicked devices of their arch-enemy, Cardinal Richelieu, and his mysterious accomplice, Milady de Winter. All for one, and one for all!
'Pure swashbuckling pleasure' Daily Telegraph Read this fresh modern translation of Dumas's great work. The young D'Artagnan travels to Paris determined to join King Louis XIII's elite guards. Hot-headed and raring to prove himself, D'Artagnan challenges three strangers to a duel. These strangers are none other than the daring band of Musketeers, Porthos, Athos and Aramis. D'Artagnan's fearless spirit impresses them and the Musketeers take him under their wing. Soon, the wicked plots of Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter propel the four musketeers to adventures on horseback, across seas and over rooftops to defend the honour of the Queen and protect the life of the King. This is a rousing tale of thrilling swordplay and royal intrigue, brave friends and the basest treachery.
Dumas' famous musketeers return in another exciting swashbuckler. And this time, Aramis is embarking on the most perilous mission of all: to depose King Louis XIV and put his twin brother Philip on the throne instead. Since childhood, Philip has been hidden away so no one would know of his existence - but Aramis believes that he would be the superior ruler. Is Aramis right...or is he making a deadly mistake?With Classic Starts[trademark] , young readers can experience the wonder of these timeless stories from an early age. Abridged for easier reading and carefully rewritten, each classic novel is filled with all the magic and excitement that made the original story a beloved favourite.
All for one and one for all! That's the rallying cry of the Musketeers - guards of the French King - and the call to adventure for young readers enjoying their first taste of Dumas' classic swashbuckler. Aramis, Athos, Porthos, and the not-quite-yet Musketeer D'Artagnan use their wits and their swords to battle an evil Cardinal, the traitorous Milady and other enemies of the French court. Abridged for easier reading and carefully rewritten, with Classic Starts[trademark] , young readers can experience the wonder of timeless stories from an early age.
This Ladybird Classic is an abridged retelling of the classic story of The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, making it perfect for introducing the story to younger children, or for newly confident readers to tackle alone. Beautiful new illustrations throughout and a gorgeous larger format with ribbon marker bring the magic of this classic story to a new generation of children.
Dumas' most popular novel, The Three Musketeers, has long been a favourite with children, and its heroes are well-known from many a film and TV adaption. Set in France in the seventeenth century, it follows the fortunes of D'Artagnan, a poor Gascon gentleman, who arrives in Paris to join the Kings Musketeers and is befriended by three of them, Athos, Portos and Aramis, with whom he embarks upon a career of adventure and romance. Dumas is a brilliant story-teller: inexhaustively inventive, a master of dialogue and with a fine sense of drama and of historical period, he seizes the readers attention on the first page and holds it to the last. Everyman's Library Children's Classics reprints the first, and the best, English translation, by William Barrow.
A tale of love and revenge in the post-Napoleonic era. Edmond Dantes, a nineteen-year-old sailor from Marseilles, is soon to be captain of his own ship and to marry his beloved, the beautiful Mercedes. But spiteful enemies provoke his arrest on his wedding day, and he is condemned to life in prison. His sole companion is the 'crazy' priest Faria, who shares with Edmond a secret escape plan, and a map to hidden riches on the island of Monte Cristo. When Faria dies, Edmond attempts the incredible escape alone. finally he is free and rich beyond imagination after 14 years in prison. Keeping his true identity a secret, he enters society as Count of Monte Cristo, a polite, refined nobleman determined to reclaim his lost love, and to avenge his accusers. This is a story of suspense, intrigue, love and the triumph of good over evil.
When young D'Artagnan comes to Paris to seek his fortune, he is challenged to a duel with not one, but three of the king's Musketeers. But Athos, Porthos and Aramis become his trusted friends as he tries to prove himself worthy of becoming a fourth Musketeer.