The Marquise de Ganges by Alexandre Dumas

This antiquarian book contains Alexandre Dumas’s historical work, “The Marquise de Ganges”.

It was first published as part of his eight-volume series ‘Celebrated Crimes’ (1839-1840) and tells the tale of an infamous family squabble over inheritance – that resulted in a brutal murder during the seventeenth century. A thrilling retelling by master story-teller Alexandre Dumas, “Marquise de Ganges” book is highly recommended for fans of the true-crime genre. It tells of the scandalous murder of Diane de Joannis de Chateaublanc, by her husband, the Marquise de Ganges – and his subsequent trial and banishment.

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 “Marquise de Ganges” 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 ‘Marquise de Ganges – by Alexandre Dumas’, 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.