Joan of Naples: Celebrated Crimes
Celebrated as one of the masters of historical fiction, Alexandre Dumas, pere wrote such masterworks as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. His series Celebrated Crimes delved into eight historical capers, transgressions, and scandals. This life of Joan of Naples, the 14th century European monarch whose reign and romances were both famously tumultuous, was one of the most popular volumes of the series.
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I first heard of Joan of Naples – under her “real” name, Giovanna – through Marjorie Bowen’s historical novel, “The Sword Decides!” It captured my imagination, so – having also enjoyed two other ... Read full review
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