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Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas was born in 1802 at Villers-Cotterêts. His father, the illegitimate son of a marquis, was a general in the Revolutionary armies, but died when Dumas was only four. He received very little early education, but when he joined the household of the future king, Louis-Philippe, at age 22, he began reading voraciously. A year later he entered the cénacle of Charles Nodier and started writing. In 1829, the production of his play Henri III et sa cour began twenty years of successful playwriting. In 1839, he turned his attention to writing historical novels, often using collaborators such as Auguste Maquet to suggest plots or historical background. His most successful novels are The Count of Monte Cristo, which appeared during 1844-5, and The Three Musketeers, published in 1844. There are two sequels to the latter: Twenty Years After and Vicomte de Bragelonne, sometimes called Ten Years Later. The third tale is now published in three volumes: Vicomte de Bragelonne, Louise de la Vallière and Man in the Iron Mask). Other novels deal with the wars of religion and the French Revolution. Dumas wrote many of these for the newspapers, often in daily installments, marshalling his formidable energies to produce ever more in order to pay off his debts. In addition, he wrote travel books, children's stories and his Mémoires which describe most amusingly his early life, his entry into Parisian literary circles and the 1830 Revolution. He died in 1870.

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Alexandre Dumas Three Musketeers Collection
Oxford World's Classics
by Alexandre Dumas
from Oxford University
Historical Fiction/Adventure for 9th-12th grade
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
Count of Monte Cristo
by Alexandre Dumas
from Penguin Classics
Realistic Fiction/Adventure for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
Count of Monte Cristo (abridged)
Puffin Classics
by Alexandre Dumas
from Puffin Books
Realistic Fiction/Adventure for 7th-10th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: A04-01A)
Count of Monte Cristo (abridged)
Signet Classics
by Alexandre Dumas
from Signet Classics
Realistic Fiction/Adventure for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
Last Cavalier
by Alexandre Dumas
from Pegasus Books
Historical Romance for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
Man in the Iron Mask
Signet Classics
by Alexandre Dumas
from Signet Classics
Historical Fiction/Adventure for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
Man in the Iron Mask
Alexandre Dumas Collection #5
by Alexandre Dumas
from Oxford University
Historical Fiction/Adventure for 9th-12th grade
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
Three Musketeers
Alexandre Dumas Collection #1
by Alexandre Dumas
from Oxford University
Historical Fiction/Adventure for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
Three Musketeers
Signet Classics
by Alexandre Dumas
from Signet Classics
Historical Fiction/Adventure for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
Three Musketeers
Everyman's Library
by Alexandre Dumas
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
Three Musketeers (abridged)
Puffin Classics
by Alexandre Dumas
from Puffin Books
Historical Fiction/Adventure for 8th-10th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: A04-01A)
Twenty Years After
Alexandre Dumas Collection #2
by Alexandre Dumas
from Oxford University
Historical Fiction/Adventure for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
Twenty Years After
Alexandre Dumas Collection #2
by Alexandre Dumas
Reissue from Oxford University
Historical Fiction/Adventure for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
Vicomte de Bragelonne
Alexandre Dumas Collection #3
by Alexandre Dumas
from Oxford University
Historical Fiction/Adventure for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)