The Marquise de Brinvilliers (Madame de Brinvilliers) by Alexandre Dumas

This book contains Alexandre Dumas’s historical work, “The Marquise de Brinvilliers (Madame de Brinvilliers)”.

It was first published as part of his ‘Celebrated Crimes’ series and tells the fascinating story of the trial and execution of Madame de Brinvilliers, one of the most famous murderers in French history. Accused of three murders, the French aristocrat Marie-Madeleine-Marguerite d’Aubray (1630 – 1676) was convicted based on her confession which was obtained through torture and a series of letters written by her deceased lover.

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 “Madame de Brinvilliers” 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 ‘Madame de Brinvilliers’, 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.