This antiquarian book contains Alexandre Dumas's work "e;Urbain Grandier - 1634"e;. It was first published as part of his eight-volume series "e;Celebrated Crimes"e; (1839-40), 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, "e;Urbain Grandier - 1634"e; 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 "e;The Three Musketeers"e; and "e;The Count of Monte Cristo"e;. Despite making a great deal of money from his writing, Dumas was almost perpetually penniless thanks to his lavish lifestyle. His novels have been translated into nearly a hundred different languages, and have inspired over 200 motion pictures. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing this antiquarian book in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.