Alexandre Dumas (père)

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Alexandre Dumas is one of the most prolific and popular French writers of all time. He was a first-class dramatist and historical novelist and the king of storytellers. He wrote over 1200 volumes in his lifetime, made up of 250 plays, novels, travelogues and memoirs; he was among the first writers in France to use the possibilities of the roman feuilleton (serialised novel). He is especially known for Le Comte de Monte Cristo, Les Trois Mousquetaires and La Reine Margot, novels that are filled with swordfights, beautiful women, heroic men, cloak-and-dagger episodes and narrow escapes. Yet, there is another dimension to his writings: no other French writer of the nineteenth century …

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Citation:
Tirven-Gadum, Vina. "Alexandre Dumas (père)". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 September 2010
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