Joan of Naples 1343 – 1382 by Alexandre Dumas

This antiquarian book contains Alexandre Dumas’s work “Joan of Naples”.

It was first published as part of his eight-volume series “Celebrated Crimes” (1839–40) and recounts the murder of Joan of Naples’s first husband, Prince Andrew. A fantastically entertaining and engrossing work on a historical crime, “Joan of Naples” is highly recommended for fans and collectors of Dumas’s seminal work, and would make for a worthy addition to any bookshelf.

Joana I was Queen of Naples and Countess of Provence and Forcalquier from 1343 until her death. During her long reign she was involved in numerous conflicts both internal and external – and she was married four times.

Alexandre Dumas (1802–1870) was a famous French writer. He is best remembered for his exciting romantic sagas, including “The Three Musketeers” and “The Count of Monte Cristo”. Despite making a great deal of money from his writing, Dumas was almost perpetually penniless thanks to his extravagant lifestyle. The works of Alexandre Dumas have since been translated into nearly a hundred different languages, and have inspired over two hundred motion pictures.

Many vintage texts such as ‘Joan of Naples’ are becoming increasingly rare and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now, in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.



Here, at Alexandre Dumas Works, you can find the best of this of this scintillating author’s historical novels, essays, plays, and travel books.

We also have a biography of Alexandre Dumas, recounting a personal life almost as tumultuous as the fiction he penned, as well as a constantly updated selection of his quotes, anecdotes, and wisdom.

Through republishing works such as ‘Joan of Naples’, it is hoped that the writing of this most widely read of French authors, can continue to delight – almost two centuries after its initial publication.