The Three Musketeers

Author:   Alexandre Dumas ,  Alexandre Dumas
Publisher:   Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
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9780553213379


Pages:   545
Publication Date:   01 February 2005
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Alexandre Dumas ,  Alexandre Dumas
Publisher:   Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Imprint:   Bantam USA
Edition:   Annotated edition
Dimensions:   Width: 10.80cm , Height: 2.90cm , Length: 17.50cm
Weight:   0.308kg
ISBN:  

9780553213379


ISBN 10:   0553213377
Pages:   545
Publication Date:   01 February 2005
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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I do not say there is no character as well-drawn in Shakespeare [as D'Artagnan]. I do say there is none that I love so wholly. --Robert Louis Stevenson


I do not say there is no character as well-drawn in Shakespeare [as D'Artagnan]. I do say there is none that I love so wholly. <br>--Robert Louis Stevenson


I do not say there is no character as well-drawn in Shakespeare [as D'Artagnan]. I do say there is none that I love so wholly. --Robert Louis Stevenson


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Alexandre Dumas (p re) lived a life as romantic as that depicted in his famous novels. He was born on July 24,1802, at Villers-Cotterats, France, the son of Napoleon's famous mulatto general, Dumas, His early education was scanty, but his beautiful handwriting secured him a position in Paris in 1822 with the du'Orleans, where he read voraciously and began to write. His first play, Henri III et sa cour (1829), scored a resounding success for its author and for the romantic movement. Numerous dramatic successes followed (including the melodrama Kean , later adapted by Jean-Paul Satre), and so did numerous mistresses and adventures. He took part in the revolution of 1830 and caught cholera during the epidemic of 1832, fathered two illegitimate children by two different mistresses, and then married still another mistress. (The first of these two children, Alexandre Dumas, fils , became a famous author also,) His lavish spending and flamboyant habits led to the construction of his fabulous Ch teau de Monte-Christo, and in 1851 he fled to Belgium to escape creditors. He died on December 5, 1870, bankrupt but still cheerful, saying of death, I shall tell her a story, and she will be kind to me. Dumas's overall literary output reached over 277 volumes, but his brilliant historical novels made him the most universally read of all French novelists. With collaborators, mainly Auguste Maquet, Dumas wrote such works as The Three Musketeer (1843-44); its sequels, Twenty Years After (1845) and the great mystery The Man in the Iron Mask (1845-50); and The Count of Monte Cristo (1844). L'action and l'amour were the two essential things in life and his fiction. He declared he elevated history to the dignity of the novel by means of love affairs, intrigues, imprisonments, hairbreadth escapes, and duels. His work ignored historical accuracy, Psychology, and analysis, but its thrilling adventure and exuberant inventiveness continue to delight readers, and Dumas remains one of the prodigies of nineteenth-century French literature.

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