Alexandre Dumas Books

Alexandre Dumas

Easton Press Alexandre Dumas books:
The Three Musketeers - 1978
Camile - Collector's Library of Famous Editions - 1983
The Count of Monte Cristo - Collector's Library of Famous Editions (2 volume set) - 1941
The Man in Iron Mask - Collector's Library of Famous Editions - 1985

Franklin Library Alexandre Dumas books:
The Three Musketeers - World's Best Loved Books - 1978
Stories by Alexandre Dumas - Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers - 1980

Alexandre Dumas, known as Dumas Pere (1803-70), French novelist and playwright, the son of the French general Alexandre Dumas, born at Villers-Cotterets, France. He had little formal education. Alexandre Dumas worked as a clerk, first to a notary and then in the service of the Duke of Orleans, studying French history in his spare time. The performances in Paris of an English Shakespearean company, headed by Charles Kemble, inspired him to write for the theater. His first works to be produced were the vaudevilles La Chasse et l,Amour (1825) and La Noce et Enterrement (1826), both written in collaboration with other authors. The Comedie-Francaise produced his play Henri 111 et Sa Cour in 1829, and an earlier work, the romantic drama, Christine, in 1830. These plays established Alexandre Dumas’ reputation as a dramatist. They were followed by numerous works for the theater, for which Dumas is best known in France, and by the historical novels for which he is even more famous outside of France.

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Alexandre Dumas was a prolific writer; about 1200 volumes were published under his name. Although many of these works were the result of collaboration or were the production of a fiction factory in which hired writers completed or executed his ideas, almost all the writing bears the unmistakable imprint of Alexandre Dumas’ personal genius and inventiveness. His earnings were enormous but scarcely sufficient in his later years to sustain his extravagant style of living, which involved the maintenance of an estate (Monte-Cristo) and a horde of attendant parasites, or to compensate for the loses incurred in the operation of a theater devoted chiefly to his own plays and of several news papers. Alexandre Dumas died in comparative poverty.

The Three Musketeers

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