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Written by French author Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo follows the life of Edmond Dantes as he embarks on a journey of revenge after being wrongly imprisoned and set up by none other than his so-called friends. Set during the years after the fall of Napoleon’s empire, the story unwinds in several locations including Paris, Marseilles, Rome, Monte Cristo and Constantinople. A handsome young sailor and soon to be ship captain Edmond Dantes seems to have it all in life, as he retur ...
 
Alexandre Dumas weaves the compelling story of Siamese twins who are separated physically but never in spirit. When one of the brothers is murdered, the other leaves Corsica for Paris to avenge the killing. Dumas brings this thrilling tale to life with his fascinating descriptions of Italy and France and his powerful portrayal of the undying love of brother for brother. - Summary by Wikipedia
 
Dumas's 'Celebrated Crimes' was not written for children. The novelist has spared no language--has minced no words--to describe the violent scenes of a violent time.In some instances facts appear distorted out of their true perspective, and in others the author makes unwarranted charges. The careful, mature reader, for whom the books are intended, will recognize, and allow for, this fact. Summary from publishers note.
 
First serialized from January to August, 1845, Twenty Years After is the second book in The D’Artagnan Romances, and follows the gallant adventures of the musketeers, as they are once again summoned to alleviate the various threats that lurk in the political scene of France, as the country is threatened by a possible uprising. Enriched with exciting and well-developed characters, the novel adds more detail to its familiar characters, as the musketeers have matured and are portrayed in a more ...
 
Le roman raconte les aventures d’un gascon désargenté de 18 ans, d’Artagnan, monté à Paris faire carrière. Il se lie d’amitié avec Athos, Porthos et Aramis, mousquetaires du roi Louis XIII. Ces quatre hommes vont s’opposer au premier ministre, le Cardinal de Richelieu et à ses agents, dont la belle et mystérieuse Milady de Winter, pour sauver l’honneur de la reine de France Anne d’Autriche. Avec ses nombreux combats et ses rebondissements romanesques, Les Trois mousquetaires est l’exemple ty ...
 
Do you have trouble drifting off to sleep? My mission is simple. To help you relax, put the stressful day behind you and drift off to sleep. In every episode, I will read an old story in the public domain. So lie down, settle into your pillow, close your eyes, and let me read you a story to help you sleep. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
The Three Musketeers follows the adventures of the young Gascon nobleman, D’Artagnan and his three trusted friends who served as musketeers in the king’s regiment – Athos, Porthos & Aramis. Written by Alexandre Dumas, the book was a bestseller during the time of its publication and it remains so even today. It follows the timeless theme of friendship and bravery. The main protagonist of the story is D’Artagnan who travels to Paris to realize his dreams of becoming one of the musketeers for t ...
 
The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas is part of the novel The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years After, published in serial form between 1857-50. It is also the last of the D'Artagnan stories written by Dumas and the three musketeers are the real heroes of the story, though the title is given to the man in the iron mask. The story opens with Aramis (one of the musketeers who is now a priest) taking the last confession of a prisoner who is condemned to be executed soon. His confession co ...
 
On _This Film is Lit_ we finally settle the score on one simple question… Is the book really better than the movie? Bryan has a film degree. He watches the movie but doesn't read the book. Katie has two English degrees, so she does things the right way and reads the book before we watch the movie. Prepare to be wowed by our expertise and charm as we dissect all of your favorite film adaptations and decide whether the silver-screen or the written word did it better. Turn it up, settle in, and ...
 
The Scarlet Pimpernel narrates the story of a rich English baronet who rescues French aristocrats facing the guillotine. He also taunted his enemies after each rescue by leaving behind a card that has a small flower on it – the scarlet pimpernel. It is a brilliant adventure story set at the time of the French Revolution. The plot is fantastic and rarely lets the readers pause for breath as it oscillates between London society and the dark night in Coastal France. The story follows a beautifu ...
 
Greeting, folks! Welcome to the official "Bookworm History" podcast, where we talk about the great stories behind great books, interesting and out of the way places to connect with history, and random bits of trivia and fun facts! Basically it's a celebration of all things nerdy and fascinating. So take a listen! I hope you find something that interests you! If you do, by all means let me know! If you'd like to know more about a topic or have something you find interesting that you'd like to ...
 
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Tonight's bedtime story is the continuation of The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. Serialised from 1844-1846, this story is one of Dumas' most popular works. It is the story of Edmond Dantes who is wrongfully imprisoned, escapes and, exacts revenge on his enemies. In this episode, Mercedes and Edmond are reunited much to the chagrin of hi…
 
Struggling to fall asleep? Quiet your mind with more bedtime stories from The Sandman's Hour. This episode includes the stories Princess Cantilla, The Gingerbread Rock and, Why Rabbits Have Short Tails. Interested in more sleepy content or just want to support the show? Join Just Sleep Premium here: https://justsleeppodcast.com/support As a Just Sl…
 
Tonight's sleep story is The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffee.com/justsleeppod If you like this episode, please follow the podcast in your favourite podcast app. Also, share with any family or friends that might have trouble drifting off to sleep. Goodnight …
 
Tonight's mythical sleep story is the continuation of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table by Maude Radford. In this episode, Sir Balin relieves a damsel of her heavy sword and embarks on his own adventure. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffee.com/justsleeppod If you like this episode, pl…
 
Fall asleep tonight to the opening chapters of the Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. This book was published in 1911 and is considered one of the best children's novels of the 20th century. In this episode, Mary Lennox is forgotten amid the chaos of the cholera outbreak in her home. She is taken to her strange, new home at Misselthwaite Man…
 
Tonight's sleep story is Hamlet by William Shakespeare, retold by Edith Nesbit. You know the story of the Prince of Denmark and his revenge journey for the murder of his father originally written by William Shakespeare. This adaptation by Edith Nesbit condenses and simplifies the story but the end remains the same. If you're still awake, the second…
 
Tonight's story to help you sleep is the final chapters of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland also known as Alice in Wonderland. Interested in more sleepy content or just want to support the show? Join Just Sleep Premium here: https://justsleeppodcast.com/support As a Just Sleep Premium member you will receive: Ad-free and Intro-free …
 
You tell your lies... and you think no one will know. But there are two people who will know. Yes, two people. Your God... and Hercule Poirot. It's Murder on the Orient Express, and This Film is Lit. Let Me Sum Up Guess Who? Was That in the Book? Better in the Book Better in the Movie The Movie Nailed It Odds and Ends Final Verdict Our next movie w…
 
Feeling stressed? Relax with tonight's bedtime story, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Published in 1883, this adventure novel has been adapted numerous times and heavily influenced the modern depiction of pirates. In this episode, we meet Jim, "The Captain" and "Black Dog." Interested in more sleepy content or just want to support the sh…
 
Tonight's sleep story is the well-known fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast. This is a rebroadcast from 2021. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffee.com/justsleeppod Goodnight and Sweet Dreams.... Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.…
 
Happy Holidays! Relax and drift off to two Christmas sleep stories - At Christmas Time by Anton Chekhov and The Child's Story by Charles Dickens. Looking for a last minute gift? Gift a year of Just Sleep Premium to a loved one and receive a year of Just Sleep Premium for yourself for free! Visit https://justsleeppodcast.com/support and select "Gift…
 
Struggling to fall asleep? Quiet your mind with the continuation of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Published first in 1868, it follows the lives of four sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. In this episode, Jo visits Laurie and meets his grandfather. Looking for a last minute Christmas gift? Gift a year of Just Sleep Premium to a loved one and rec…
 
Tonight's sleep story is A Kidnapped Santa Claus by L Frank Baum. From the author of the Wizard of Oz, this story features Santa Claus and his helpers. What happens when Santa Claus is kidnapped by Daemons on Christmas Eve? If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffee.com/justsleeppod Looking for a last mi…
 
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