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Marquise Brinvillier

Alexandre Dumas

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The crimes of the Marquise of Brinvilliers, a French aristocrat during the reign of Louis XIV, included some of the most famous murders, scandals (Affair of the Poisons) and mysteries (the Man in the Iron Mask) in French history. This story recounts her major crimes, torture, conviction and execution.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .ng, his enormities were so well accredited that there was no scruple as to having him arrested. A warrant was out against him: Exili was taken up, and was lodged in the Bastille. He had been there about six months when Sainte-Croix was brought to the same place. The prisoners were numerous just then, so the governor had his new guest put up in the same room as the old one, mating Exili and Sainte-Croix, not knowing that they were a pair of demons. Our readers now understand the rest. Sainte-Croix was put into an unlighted room by the gaoler, and in the dark had failed to see his companion: he had abandoned himself to his rage, his imprecations had revealed his state of mind to Exili, who at once seized the occasion for gaining a devoted and powerful disciple, who once out of prison might open the doors for him, perhaps, or at least avenge his fate should he be incarcerated for life.

The repugnance felt by Sainte-Croix for his fellow-prisoner did not last long, and. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Innanzi tutto una precisazione, L’avvelenatrice non è un romanzo, come viene proposto da alcuni editori italiani. Si tratta di un lungo racconto storico che Dumas scrisse per la sua antologia Delitti celebri.
La scrittura è didascalica e abbastanza anonima. Tra l’altro, buona metà del racconto è i...more

Scopro che Alexandre Dumas pubblicò nel 1839 una raccolta, Les Crimes célèbres, composta da romanzi brevi concepiti pensando a figure molto discusse della Storia come Lucrezia Borgia o il despota turco Ali Pacha, o per l’appunto Marie-Madeleine d'Aubray, marchesa di Brinvilliers, meglio conosciut...more

Interesting true story of a 17th century serial murderess.

Un paio di secoli prima che la televisione portasse nelle case le storie dei delitti più o meno celebri, con dovizia di dettagli, interviste e ricostruzioni oltre che racconti serializzati e romanzati basati su questi fatti, a quanto pare la gente era già come oggi.

Non poteva avere la televisione...more

La storia del personaggio storico realmente esistito di Marie-Madeleine d'Aubray, Marchesa di Brinvilliers, ricostruita in questa breve cronaca di Dumas per la raccolta Les Crimes célèbres .
Fa davvero impressione vedere la freddezza di questa donna che uccise il suo stesso padre e i suoi fratelli...more

Suddividerei questo libro in tre parti. La prima, la più interessante, vede Santa-Croce come un conte di Montecristo che durante la prigionia entra in possesso di un immenso patrimonio, in questo caso la conoscenza… nell’arte dei veleni; grazie all’italiano Esili - mai fidarsi degli italiani :D t...more

After reading about the "Affair of the Poisons", i got interested to read more about Madame de Brinvilliers. Louis XIV's court was the wickest! The commom use of poisons was out of control.  Unfortunately, reading this book, we can't learn more about Madame de Brinvilliers' past, but she was evil...more

Visto che nel 2016 ho letto pochissimi classici, ho deciso di dare ampio spazio ad essi nel 2017. E per cominciare la scelta è caduta su un libro breve, ma che si prospettava interessante.
Alexandre Dumas (padre) prima di stilare gli scritti che lo hanno portato al successo, come Il conte di Mon...more

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