Despite an abundant literary production of over a dozen novels, two dozen plays, numerous essays, as well as several collaborations with fellow playwrights, very little has been written about the life and career of nineteenth-century romantic French writer Alexandre Dumas fils. Although much of his work is largely overshadowed by that of his father, Alexandre Dumas père, the renowned author of

The Count of Monte Cristo


The Three Musqueteers

, among others, Alexandre Dumas fils’s novel

La Dame aux camélias

encountered great success and is still very much appreciated today. Much of Alexandre Dumas fils’s writings exist as reflections on social problems of his time, such as the legal status of women in France during the nineteenth century, an era when marriage was seen as an…

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Citation: Vernier, Béatrice. "Alexandre Dumas (fils)". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 March 2011 [, accessed 29 February 2024.]

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