Celebrated Crimes (FULL Audiobook) by Alexandre Dumas - part 1
26 сентября 2013

Celebrated Crimes (FULL Audiobook) by Alexandre Dumas - part 1

Celebrated Crimes (FULL Audiobook) by Alexandre Dumas - part 1
Celebrated Crimes Audiobook by Alexandre Dumas Translated by George Burnham Ives free-audio-books.info/biography/celebrated-crimes-audiobook/ Dumas's 'Celebrated Crimes' was not written for children. The novelist has spared no language -- has minced no words -- to describe 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. (from publisher's note) The first volume comprises the annals of the Borgias and the Cenci. 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. Another famous Italian story is that of the Cenci. 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. (from Introduction)
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#1 написал: chicot108 (28 сентября 2013 09:04)
This is a passage? from The Count of Monte Christo(written by? Alexandre Dumas pere in 1844). It is in chapter 49 entitled Ideology. "I, too, as happens to every man once in his life, have been taken by Satan into the highest? mountain in the earth, and when there he showed me all the kingdoms of the earth, and as he said before, so said he to me,
#2 написал: chicot108 (28 сентября 2013 09:04)
"Child of? earth, what wouldst thou have to make thee adore me?' I reflected? long, for a gnawing ambition had long preyed upon me,? and then I replied, "Listen, ---I have always heard tell of Providence, and yet
#3 написал: chicot108 (28 сентября 2013 09:04)
I have? never? seen him, nor anything that resembles him, or which can make me believe that he exists. I wish to be Providence myself, for I feel that the most beautiful, noblest, most sublime? thing in the world, is to recompense and punish," Satan bowed his head and groaned.
#4 написал: chicot108 (28 сентября 2013 09:04)
'You mistake,' he said;? 'Providence does exist, only you you have never seen him, because the? child of God is as invisible as the parent. You have seen nothing that resembles him, because? he works by secret springs and moves by hidden ways.
#5 написал: chicot108 (28 сентября 2013 09:04)
AlI can do for you is to make you one of those? agents of? Providence.' The bargain was concluded. I may sacrafice my soul, but what matters it?" added Monte Christo.? "If the thing were to do again, I would again do it."
#6 написал: chicot108 (28 сентября 2013 09:04)
"If we? were merely? dealing with the law of averages, half of? the events?? affecting our nation's well-being should be good for America. If we? were dealing with mere incompetence, our leaders should occasionally make a mistake in our favor. We . . .? are not dealing? with coincidence?? or? stupidity, but with planning? and brilliance." -Gary Allen,? from his book None Dare Call It Conspiracy
#7 написал: chicot108 (28 сентября 2013 09:04)
"The general public, are ignorant? and meddlesome outsiders who must be put in their? place. They are to be spectators? of action not participants who must? be regimented to abandon any?? ideas? about? controlling their? own lives. Their task is to develop a philosophy? of futility and to? follow orders? while focusing their? attention on more? superficial things which? comprise much of fashionable consumption." ~? Walter Lippmann (Pioneer? of Propaganda) (1922)
#8 написал: chicot108 (28 сентября 2013 09:04)
This Chevalier D'Herblay is a kind of Spanish spy, is he not?" "More than that." "A secret ambassador?" "Higher still." "Stop-King Philip III of Spain is devout. He? is, perhaps, the confessor of Philip III. "He must, then, be? the general of the Jesuits?" "I believe you have guessed at last," replied the duchess. "Ah, then, madame, this man will ruin us all if we do not ruin him; and we must make haste to do it, too." "If you knew," she said "how many times Aramis has gotten out of prison!"