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Ali Pacha

Alexandre Dumas

Book Overview: 

Ali Tepeleni, Pacha of Janina, rose to power during the early 1800s in one of the Ottoman Empire’s most unruly territories (Albania). His ferocious imposition of will was limitless, earning him the sobriquet of “the Lion of Janina.” As the mauling and murder of innocents sustains the lion, so did it sustain Ali Pacha’s rule. Thus, the range of celebrated crimes that Dumas describes in this essay are as vast as Ali Pacha’s ambition – an ambition rooted in his mother’s callous advice that “success justified everything, and everything is permissible to him who has the power to do it.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .mperial troops, and without openly making common cause with the insurgents, he rendered them substantial aid in their resistance. They were, notwithstanding, conquered and dispersed; and their chief, Stephano Piccolo, had to take refuge in the unexplored caves of Montenegro.

When the struggle was over, Capelan, as Ali had foreseen, was summoned to give an account of his conduct before the roumeli-valicy, supreme judge over Turkey in Europe. He was not only accused of the gravest offences, but proofs of them were forwarded to the Divan by the very man who had instigated them. There could be no doubt as to the result of the inquiry; therefore, the pacha, who had no suspicions of his son-in-law’s duplicity, determined not to leave his pachalik. That was not in accordance with the plans of Ali, who wished to succeed to both the government and the wealth of his father-in-law. He accordingly made the most plausible remonstrances against the inefficacy and danger o. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Cruelties so casually described

I read this as research for my current project. I bought it because there is very little written about Ali Pasha, and the flowery language kept surprising me--until I saw it had been written by Alexandre Dumas! He did a nice job making this (awful) historical figure come to life. The atrocities w...more

“The beginning of the nineteenth century was a time of audacious enterprises and strange vicissitudes of fortune. Whilst Western Europe in turn submitted and struggled against a sub-lieutenant who made himself an emperor, who at his pleasure made kings and destroyed kingdoms, the ancient eastern...more

“For a whole week all seemed going well, when, on the morning of February 5th, Kursheed sent Hassan Pacha to convey his compliments to Ali, and announce that the sultan's firman, so long desired, had at length arrived. Their mutual wishes had been heard, but it was desirable, for the dignity of t...more

I have read a lot about Ali Pacha of Tepelena as an extraordinary personality,as a leader,as a reformer of the system of that time.I have read about his personal life,his love with Vasiliqia(poems and songs are written for her beauty).I did not know that Alexandre Dumas wrote a book for him.I fou...more

Its a Must Read book by Alexandre Dumas, in this book Dumas portrays the enigmatic Albanian Pasha of Ioannina who became from a thieve to a one of the strongest enemies of the Ottoman Empire, who had planned to declare an Independent Albania. Ali Pasha it is considered as a treacherous, intellige...more