By: Alexandre Dumas,pere
Published By: Double9 Books
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The true crime novel "Derues" was written by Alexandre Dumas. In contrast to his fictional works, "Derues" digs into a terrifying true story of crime and deception. The book covers the life of infamous French criminal Jean-Baptiste Ducoudray, also known as Derues, who lived in the 18th century. Derues committed a number of horrific crimes, including murder, fraud, and forgery. He was an extremely intelligent and manipulative person. Alexandre Dumas paints a vivid picture of the social and cultural environment of the day as he takes readers on a page-turning trip through the life and misdeeds of Derues. Dumas explores the reasons and minute details of the crimes committed by delving into the criminal's mind in his trademark narrative manner. "Derues" offers a fascinating look into the realm of crime and justice in 18th-century France as a true crime tale. Fans of real crime tales and those interested in the darkest facets of human conduct will find "Derues" to be a compelling read because to Dumas's compelling narrative and his ability to bring historical events to life.

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Alexandre Dumas,pere

Alexandre Dumas was born on 24 July 1802, was also called Alexandre Dumas père, and was a French writer. His historic books of high adventure were initially published as serials, including The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Dumas's father's aristocratic rank helped the youthful Alexandre acquire work with Louis- Philippe, Duke of Orléans, as a writer, a career which led to early success. His father, General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie, was born in the French province of Saint-Domingue (now Haiti) to Alexandre Antoine Davy de la Pailleterie, a French nobleman, and Marie-Cessette Dumas, an African slave. At 14, his father took Thomas-Alexandre to France, where he studied at a military school and joined the army for what turned out to be a distinguished career. He was known to have had somewhere around four ill-conceived children, but scholars believe it was seven. On 5 December 1870, Alexandre Dumas died at the age of 68. He was buried at his birthplace of Villers-Cotterêts in the branch of Aisne. His death was overlooked by the Franco-Prussian war. The Paris Métro named a station in his honor. In 2002, Alexandre Dumas' remains were re-buried at the Panthéon of Paris. His last novel, The Knight of Sainte-Hermine, was published in 2005. It highlighted a fictional character killing Lord Nelson (Nelson was shot and killed by an unknown sharpshooter).

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 102 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358595523
  • ISBN-13: 9789358595529
  • Item Weight: 122.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 6.06 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Classics,Fiction / Crime,Fiction / Classics