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life and writings of Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870)

by Harry A. Spurr

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Published by F. A. Stokes company in New York .
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  • Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870

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    Statementby Harry A. Spurr.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv p., 1 \U+fffd\., 382 p.
    Number of Pages382
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14020418M
    LC Control Number02025306

    Alexandre Dumas was born in the French town Villers-Cotterêts, about fifty miles north of Paris, on J , to retired General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas and his wife, Marie-Louise Élisabeth Labouret, the daughter of a local innkeeper.3/5(18).   General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas was a hero of the French Revolution. But he's now forgotten by almost everyone except the son who shared his name and used his father's life as .

    Alexandre Dumas was a celebrated nineteenth century French author, deemed one of the most widely read French writers to date. He prolifically wrote under multitude of genres but his forte remained novels and plays. His chief literary works include The Count of . The Hero of the People by Alexandre Dumas Alexandre Dumas, born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie, 24 July – 5 December ), also known as Alexandre Dumas, père, was a French writer, best known for his historical novels of high adventure.

    Alexandre Dumas was a writer of adventure novels best known for his work ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’. This biography of Alexandre Dumas provides detailed information about his . Alexandre Dumas, fils, (born J , Paris, Fr.—died Nov. 27, , Marly-le-Roi), French playwright and novelist, one of the founders of the “problem play”—that is, of the middle-class realistic drama treating some contemporary ill and offering suggestions for its remedy. He was the son (fils) of the dramatist and novelist Alexandre Dumas, called Dumas père.


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Life and writings of Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) by Harry A. Spurr Download PDF EPUB FB2

Alexandre Dumas ( – ) Alexandre Dumas, pere, born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie (J December 5, ), is best known for his numerous historical novels of high adventure which have made him the most widely read French author in the world. Many of his novels, including The Count Of Monte Cristo and the D'Artagnan Romances, were serialized, and he also wrote plays, magazine.

This biography of Dumas, though thorough, lacks a certain readability which is typical of many biographies written in the early 's (this book was first published in ). Spurr doesn't dwell too long on Dumas' plays as he does his novel writings which the reader may appreciate (given that most readers won't be familiar with his stage works).2/5(1).

The life of Alexandre Dumas (pere) was high melodrama, a whirl of grandiose schemes, mistresses, political adventurism, repeated flights from Paris. He set himself the goal of becoming famous by but after achieving fame as a playwright, celebrity suffocated him.3/5(2).

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Reprint of the ed. Description: xiii, pages, 11 unnumbered leaves of plates: illustrations. Alexandre Dumas, père, (born JVillers-Cotterêts, Aisne, France—died December 5,Puys, near Dieppe), one of the most prolific and most popular French authors of the 19th century.

Without ever attaining indisputable literary merit, Dumas succeeded in gaining a great reputation first as a dramatist and then as a historical novelist, especially for such works as The Count. Life and writings of Alexandre Dumas ().

New York, F.A. Stokes Co. [] (OCoLC) Named Person: Alexandre Dumas; Alexandre Dumas: Document Type: Book: All Authors life and writings of Alexandre Dumas book Contributors: Harry A Spurr.

French author Alexandre Dumas (born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie; J – December 5, ) wrote novels that came to epitomize the adventure genre. In works such as The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Crist o, Dumas eschewed historical accuracy and literary elegance to craft stories that delivered non-stop action.

Alexandre Dumas, the French author of many plays, popular romances, and historical novels, wrote The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo. Early life Alexandre Dumas was born on Jnear Soissons, France, the son of a Creole general of the French Revolutionary armies.

In the yearauthor Alexandre Dumas relocated to Paris and got indulged in literature. Initially, he began working as a scribe for King Louis Philippe at the time of the revolution.

With the passage of time, Alexandre began writing plays, both as dramas and comedies. Alexandre Dumas, pere () was a French author of historical fiction and adventure novels, in addition to being a playwright. He is best known for his novels The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Man in the Iron Mask and many others.

His work has been adapted into over films and has been translated into over languages. Alexandre Dumas is a celebrated French author best known for his historical adventure novels, including The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo.

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Alexandre Dumas Biography. Alexandre Dumas, whose name’s always been a symbol of historical fiction and bohemian life, is one of most famous French writers of all times. As a nobleman he got his early recognition, as a writer he got his favour, and as a heartthrob, his reputation was never quenched by.

Move over and make room for me." Dumas died of a stroke on December 5,at Puys, near Dieppe. It is claimed that his last words were: "I shall never know how it all comes out now," in which he referred to his unfinished book.

Dumas' son Alexandre Dumas fils, became a writer, dramatist, and moralist; he never accepted his father's lifestyle. One of the most widely read French authors famed for his historical fiction of high adventure, Alexandre Dumas () wrote more than a hundred plays and novels, including the famous Three Musketeers trilogy, The Count of Monte Cristo, and The Man in the Iron books have been translated into more than languages.

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Alexandre Dumas, père, (), prolific French playwright, historian, and author is best known today for his novel (first serialised in the magazine Le Siècle), The Three Musketeers (); It is by his courage, please observe, by his courage alone, that a gentleman can make his way nowadays.

Whoever hesitates for a second perhaps allows the bait to escape which during that exact second. The height of Alexander Dumas' writings, The Count of Monte Cristo is set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic era.

When Edmond Dantes is betrayed and throwing into a secret dungeon, it seems as if his life if over. Yet he doesn't anticipate the impact of a fellow prisoner, and the plan that the two will hatch together.

His carefully wrought revenge creates a dramatic tale of mystery. 5/5(3). Alexandre Dumas (French: born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie; 24 July – 5 December ), [1] also known as Alexandre Dumas, père, was a French works have been translated into nearly languages, and he is one of the most widely read French authors.

Many of his historical novels of high adventure were originally published as serials, including The Count of Monte Cristo. Looking for books by Alexandre Dumas? See all books authored by Alexandre Dumas, including Le Comte de Monte-Cristo, and The Three Musketeers, and more on In the same section, Dumas as described by his and our contemporaries displays texts about Alexandre Dumas by writers such as Victor Hugo, Honoré de Balzac, Robert-Louis Stevenson or Georges Perec.

Should you wonder about Alexandre Dumas fils (son) or Victor Hugo's relationship with Dumas, go to the dictionnary of Dumas' circle of friends. Throughout his life Dumas dealt with racism due to his mixed race and this influenced some of his writings such as his short novel Georges.

Some writings of Dumas that I wish to read in the future: The Fencing Master: It takes place in nineteenth century Russia, and as a huge fan of War and Peace, this excites me.