Massacres of the South – 1551-1815 by Alexandre Dumas

This vintage book contains Alexandre Dumas’s historical chronicle “Massacres of the South – 1551-1815”.

It was first published as part of his eight-volume series “Celebrated Crimes” (1839 – 1840), and recounts the fascinating story of the brutal battles fought in the south of France and Spain over two and a half centuries in the name of religion. A bloody story of reaction and reaction, revenge and retaliation, “Massacres of the South – 1551-1815” is highly recommended for those with an interest in European history, and is not to be missed by fans 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 “Massacres of the South” 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 ‘Massacres of the South – 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.