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Alexandre Dumas (English /duːmˈɑː, djuː-/, French: [alɛksɑ̃dʁ dyma], born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie [dyma davi də la pajətʁi]; 24 July 1802 - 5 December 1870), also known as Alexandre Dumas, père, was a French writer. His works have been translated into nearly 100 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, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later. His novels have been adapted since the early twentieth century for nearly 200 films. Dumas' last novel, The Knight of Sainte-Hermine, unfinished at his death, was completed by a scholar and published in 2005, becoming a bestseller. It was published in English in 2008 as The Last Cavalier.
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The epic tale of wrongful imprisonment, adventure and revenge, in its definitive translation
Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantès is confined to the grim fortress of If. There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo and he becomes determined not only to escape, but also to use the treasure to plot the destruction of the three men responsible for his incarceration. Dumas' epic tale of suffering and retribution, inspired by a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment, was a huge popular success when it was first serialized in the 1840s.
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The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean and the Levant during the historical events of 1815–1838 (from just before the Hundred Days through the reign of Louis-Philippe of France). The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book. It is primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy, forgiveness and death, and is told in the style of an adventure story.
In the darkest depths of the Bastille, a man has been robbed of his freedom and identity, denied any knowledge of the nature of his crimes. Only a handful of people, including the corrupt King Louis XIV and his mother, Queen Anne, know who the prisoner is and why he has been locked away. But the secret of the man in the iron mask is about to be revealed.
Long after d’Artagnan first journeyed to Paris to join the elite guardsmen known as the Musketeers, he remains in the service of the crown. His fellow swordsmen Athos, Aramis, and Porthos have long since moved on, but their paths will cross once again when the king is kidnapped and the mysterious prisoner disappears. To save France, d’Artagnan must uncover the connection between the two events and decide where his true loyalties lie—with the monarchy, or his old friends?
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The D'Artagnan Romances
The Three Musketeers
Twenty Years After
The Vicomte of Bragelonne
Ten Years Later
Louise da la Valliere
The Man in the Iron Mask
The Valois Trilogy
Queen Margot (Marguerite de Valois)
Chicot de Jester: La Dame de Monsoreau
The Forty-Five Guardsmen
The Memoirs of a Physician - Marie Antoinette Series
Joseph Balsamo: The Magician
The Mesmerist's Victim: Andrea de Taverney
The Queen's Necklace
Taking the Bastile: Ange Pitou
The Countess de Charny: The Execution of King Louis XVI
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Conspirators: The Chevalier d'Harmental
The Regent's Daughter
The Hero of the People
The Royal Life-Guard
The Sicilian Bandit
The Corsican Brothers
The Companions of Jehu
The Wolf Leader
The Black Tulip
The Last Vendee
The Prussian Terror
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Alexandre Dumas from ESSAYS IN LITTLE by Andrew Lang
ALEXANDRE DUMAS by Adolphe Cohn
Alexandre Dumas, père (1802-1870) was a French writer whose works have been translated into nearly 100 languages and he is one of the most widely read French authors. His most famous works are The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.
Set at the height of the "tulipomania" that gripped Holland in 17th century, this is the story of Cornelius van Baerle, a humble grower whose sole desire is to grow the perfect specimen of the tulip negra.
When his godfather is murdered, Cornelius finds himself caught up in the deadly politics of the time, imprisoned and facing a death sentence. His jailor's daughter Rosa, holds both the key to his survival and his chance to produce the ultimate tulip.
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THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO BY ALEXANDRE DUMAS
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
Original publication: 1844
"The Count of Monte Cristo" - a sizeable adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas - with a huge cast of characters, all revolving around the young sailor Edmond Dantès. Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantes is confined to the grim fortress of the island prison, Chateau d'If. He survives years of cramped confinement and eventually befriends another prisoner, an Italian who knows the location of a vast treasure on the island of Monte Cristo. After an intrepid escape, Dantès makes plans to unearth the treasure, become a count, and use his new found wealth to plot the destruction of the three men responsible for his incarceration.
“The Count of Monte Cristo” is an ageless tale of adventure filled with revenge, mercy, courage, and hope. It endures as one of the classics of world literature, and is one of Alexandre Dumas’ most loved stories.
Volumes included: 5
This book is great for schools, teachers and students or for the casual reader, and makes a wonderful addition to any classic literary library
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A son of impoverished nobility, D'Artagnan arrives in Paris to find the Musketeers disbanded by the cunning Cardinal Richelieu, who hopes to seize power from the weak-willed Louis XIII. The daring and ambitious youth proves his mettle in the company of the famous Musketeers — Porthos, Athos, and Aramis — and joins them in a heroic struggle to defend the king and his lovely queen, Anne of Austria.
Dumas transformed the concept of the historical novel by writing in a modern, conversational style. His accessible, fast-paced narratives combine real and fictional characters to recapture the events, manners, and mood of seventeenth-century France. Emerging in the chaotic aftermath of the Revolution, Dumas's novels provided his contemporaries with a welcome sense of identity and national pride. His most popular work, The Three Musketeers, continues to charm modern readers with its timeless tales of romantic valor.