Murat – 1815 by Alexandre Dumas
This antiquarian book contains Alexandre Dumas’s historical work, “Murat”.
Joachim-Napoléon Murat was the brother-in-law of Napoleon Boneparte, and held many titles in his life including Marshal of France, Grand Admiral of France, Grand Duke of Berg, and King of Naples. The story was first published as part of Dumas’s eight-volume series ‘Celebrated Crimes’ (1839 – 1840) and recounts Murat’s fall from favour and fascinating death – subsequent to Napoleon’s own demise.
“Soldats! Faites votre devoir! Droit au cœur mais épargnez le visage. Feu!”
“Soldiers! Do your duty! Straight to the heart but spare the face. Fire!”
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 “Murat (1815)” 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.
Through republishing works such as ‘Murat (1815) – 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.