The Prince of Brancoleone has a reputation for breaking hearts. And now he's set his sights on a new conquest.
She's Nisida, the beautiful daughter of a Naples fisherman. The prince disguises himself as a commoner and seduces her. But Nisida's little brother Gabriel intervenes, setting off a bloody tale of revenge, suicide and family secrets.
Part of Dumas' "Celebrated Crimes" series, "Nisida" is an enthralling look at honour and justice in 19th century Italy. Based on real events, it was co-written with Italian author Pier Angelo Fiorentino.
Before "The Three Musketeers", Alexandre Dumas explored some of history's darkest chapters in "Celebrated Crimes". These true crime stories cover famous murders, conspiracies and executions, from Mary Queen of Scots to the Borgias.
Alexandre Dumas (1802 - 1870) was a hugely popular 19th century French writer. Born of mixed French and Haitian heritage, Dumas first rose to prominence in Paris as a playwright, but later gained international fame with his historical fiction.
Often co-authored with other writers, these stories wove together swashbuckling adventure, romance, and real events from France's past. Among the best known are "The Three Musketeers", and its sequels "Twenty Years After", and "Le Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later". Set across four decades, this trilogy follows the rise of the dashing D'Artagnan-from hot-headed soldier to trusted captain under Louis XIV.
Dumas' other novels include "The Count of Monte Cristo" and "The Black Tulip". His works have been adapted into more than 200 movies, including The Man in the Iron Mask starring Leonardo DiCaprio.