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Alexandre Dumas

France (1802 - 1870)
Father of Alexandre Dumas Fils

Alexandre Dumas was born July 24, 1802, at Villiers-Cotterets, France, the son of Napoleon's famous mulatto general, Dumas. Alexandre Dumas began writing at an early age and saw his first success in a play he wrote entitled Henri III et sa Cour (1829). A prolific author, Dumas was also an adventurer and took part in the Revolution of 1830. Dumas is most famous for his brilliant historical novels, which he wrote with collaborators, mainly Auguste Maquet, and which were serialized in the popular press of the day. His most popular works are The Three Musketeers(1844), The Count of Monte Cristo (1844-45), and The Man in Iron Mask (1848-50). Dumas made and lost several fortunes, and died penniless on on December 5, 1870.
 
Series
The Three MusketeersTwenty Years AfterTen Years LaterThe Man in the Iron Mask
The Complete Adventures of the Three Musketeers
 
Non fiction
NapoleonCelebrated Crimes of the Russian CourtThe Journal of Madame GiovanniMy Memoirs
 
Anthologies containing stories by Alexandre Dumas
Demons of the Night: Tales of the Fantastic, Madness, and the Supernatural from Nineteenth-Century FranceThe Vampire OmnibusVampires, Wine and Roses
 
Short stories
The Count of Monte Cristo (excerpt)
The Three Musketeers (excerpt)
The Vampire of the Carpathian Mountains (1846)
The Pale Lady (1848) (with Paul Bocage)
The Slap of Charlotte Corday (1849)





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