La Comtesse de Charny - Tome IV - Les Mémoires dun médecin (French Edition)
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After writing additional successful plays, Dumas switched to writing novels.
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Although attracted to an extravagant lifestyle and always spending more than he earned, Dumas proved to be an astute marketer. As newspapers were publishing many serial novels, in , Dumas rewrote one of his plays as his first serial novel, Le Capitaine Paul. He founded a production studio, staffed with writers who turned out hundreds of stories, all subject to his personal direction, editing, and additions.
From to , Dumas, with the assistance of several friends, compiled Celebrated Crimes , an eight-volume collection of essays on famous criminals and crimes from European history. The story is written as Grisier's account of how he came to witness the events of the Decembrist revolt in Russia. The novel was eventually banned in Russia by Czar Nicholas I , and Dumas was prohibited from visiting the country until after the Czar's death.
Dumas depended on numerous assistants and collaborators, of whom Auguste Maquet was the best known. It was not until the late twentieth century that his role was fully understood. Maquet took Dumas to court to try to get authorial recognition and a higher rate of payment for his work. He was successful in getting more money, but not a by-line. Dumas' novels were so popular that they were soon translated into English and other languages. His writing earned him a great deal of money, but he was frequently insolvent, as he spent lavishly on women and sumptuous living.
Scholars have found that he had a total of 40 mistresses.
It was often filled with strangers and acquaintances who stayed for lengthy visits and took advantage of his generosity. Two years later, faced with financial difficulties, he sold the entire property. Dumas wrote in a wide variety of genres and published a total of , pages in his lifetime. As Bonaparte disapproved of the author, Dumas fled in to Brussels , Belgium, which was also an effort to escape his creditors. About , he moved to Russia , where French was the second language of the elite and his writings were enormously popular. Dumas spent two years in Russia and visited St.
Petersburg, Moscow, Kazan, Astrakhan and Tbilisi, before leaving to seek different adventures. He published travel books about Russia.
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Dumas travelled there and for the next three years participated in the movement for Italian unification. He founded and led a newspaper, Indipendente. While there, he befriended Giuseppe Garibaldi , whom he had long admired and with whom he shared a commitment to liberal republican principles as well as membership within Freemasonry. Despite Dumas' aristocratic background and personal success, he had to deal with discrimination related to his mixed-race ancestry.
In , he wrote a short novel, Georges , that addressed some of the issues of race and the effects of colonialism. His response to a man who insulted him about his African ancestry has become famous.
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Dumas said:. My father was a mulatto , my grandfather was a Negro, and my great-grandfather a monkey. You see, Sir, my family starts where yours ends. She had performed her sensational role in Mazeppa in London. In Paris, she had a sold-out run of Les Pirates de la Savanne and was at the peak of her success. These women were among Dumas' nearly 40 mistresses found by scholar Claude Schopp, in addition to three natural children.
His death was overshadowed by the Franco-Prussian War. Changing literary fashions decreased his popularity. In the late twentieth century, scholars such as Reginald Hamel and Claude Schopp have caused a critical reappraisal and new appreciation of his art, as well as finding lost works. Frank Wild Reed — , the older brother of Dunedin publisher A. Reed , was a busy Whangarei pharmacist who never visited France, yet he amassed the greatest collection of books and manuscripts relating to Dumas outside France. It contains about volumes, including some sheets in Dumas' handwriting and dozens of French, Belgian and English first editions.
This collection was donated to Auckland Libraries after his death. With you, we were D'Artagnan, Monte Cristo, or Balsamo, riding along the roads of France, touring battlefields, visiting palaces and castles—with you, we dream. His novels have been translated into nearly languages. In addition, they have inspired more than motion pictures.
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Dumas described a fictional character killing Lord Nelson Nelson was shot and killed by an unknown sniper. Writing and publishing the novel serially in , Dumas had nearly finished it before his death. It was the third part of the Sainte-Hermine trilogy. Claude Schopp, a Dumas scholar, noticed a letter in an archive in that led him to discover the unfinished work.
It took him years to research it, edit the completed portions, and decide how to treat the unfinished part. Schopp finally wrote the final two-and-a-half chapters, based on the author's notes, to complete the story. Translated into English, it was released in as The Last Cavalier , and has been translated into other languages.
Schopp has since found additional material related to the Saints-Hermine saga. Schopp combined them to publish the sequel Le Salut de l'Empire in Dumas is briefly mentioned in the film The Shawshank Redemption. The inmate Heywood mispronounces Dumas' last name as "dumbass" as he files books in the prison library. Dumas is briefly mentioned in the film Django Unchained.
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The Southern slaveholder Calvin Candie expressed admiration for Dumas, owning his books in his library and even naming one of his slaves D'Artagnan. He is surprised to learn from another white man that Dumas had black ancestry. Alexandre Dumas wrote numerous stories and historical chronicles of high adventure. They included the following:. The Valois were the royal house of France from to , and many of Dumas romances cover their reign. Traditionally, the so-called "Valois Romances" are the three that portray the Reign of Queen Marguerite , the last of the Valois:.
The Marie Antoinette romances comprise eight novels.
The unabridged versions normally chapters or more comprise only five books numbers 1,3,4,7 and 8 ; the short versions 50 chapters or less number eight in total:. Although best known now as a novelist, Dumas first earned fame as a dramatist. It had fifty performances over the next year, extraordinary at the time.
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Dumas wrote many plays and adapted several of his novels as dramas. Dumas was a prolific writer of nonfiction. He wrote journal articles on politics and culture and books on French history. His lengthy Grand Dictionnaire de cuisine Great Dictionary of Cuisine was published posthumously in A combination of encyclopaedia and cookbook, it reflects Dumas' interests as both a gourmet and an expert cook.
An abridged version the Petit Dictionnaire de cuisine , or Small Dictionary of Cuisine was published in Alexandre Dumas in his library, by Maurice Leloir. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. French writer and dramatist. This article is about the writer. Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas 2 vol. Easton Press Famous Edition. Alexandre Dumas - passed in Binding is beginning to loosen but still intact. See photos. No exact date indicated. The book size is 20cms x The condition is very good for its age. The covers show slight foxing to the edges.
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Bruxelles et Leipzig : Kiessling, Schnee et Cie, Collection Hetzel. Pocket-sized leather bound hard cover. Edgewear to boards. A few minor blemishes to exterior. Hinge is starting. Text is unmarked. A gorgeous edition, with gilt top page edges and tooled decoration at spine, bound in three-quarter leather with marbled boards and end papers. Dumas, Alexandre. Small octavo; ,,; ,, . Sl rubbed. Limited to copies these books are all number Hardcover books are in good condition. One book has a spot see photo and another book has 3 small spots also see photo.
No detached pages. See pictures. L'eloge d'Alexandre Dumas. Free shipping. Alexandre Dumas'. The author is better known for his classic works. A nice addition to your collection of Alexandre Dumas' books! The books have matching covers. The page numbering goes from one book to the next, so Vol. Collates complete, with ten engraved plates. Three quarters tan morocco over marbled paper boards, with lettering and decoration in gilt. The Napoleon Romances of Alexandre Dumas. The Nutcracker of Nuremberg. Title: The Nutcracker of Nuremberg.
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