‘Karl Ludwig Sand – 1819’ by Alexandre Dumas

This book contains Alexandre Dumas’s work “Karl Ludwig Sand – 1819”.

It was first published as part of his eight-volume series “Celebrated Crimes” (1839–40), and recounts the story of a German nationalist who was involved in a famous assassination – still remembered in Germany to this day.

Karl Ludwig Sand (1795-1820) was a German student who belonged to a liberal student association. After being found guilty of the murder of the conservative dramatist August von Kotzebu, he was executed in 1820, and became considered as a martyr by a large number of German nationalists. As with Dumas’s other stories in “Celebrated Crimes”, it constitutes a thrilling and highly entertaining retelling of the events, and is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Dumas’s seminal work.

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 ‘Karl Ludwig Sand – 1819’ 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 ‘Karl Ludwig Sand – 1819’, 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.