Urbain Grandier – 1634 by Alexandre Dumas

This antiquarian book contains Alexandre Dumas’s work, “Urbain Grandier – 1634”.

It was first published as part of his eight-volume series ‘Celebrated Crimes’ (1839 – 1840) and recounts the famous witchcraft trial of a catholic priest called Urbain Grandier in seventeenth century France. Known to have broken his vow of celibacy, Grandier was accused of numerous possessions at a convent in Loudun. A masterful retelling of this famous trial, “Urbain Grandier – 1634” is highly recommended for fans of the true-crime genre.

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 “Urbain Grandier – 1634” 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 ‘Urbain Grandier – 1634’, 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.