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About the Author: Alexandre Dumas

This note regards Alexandre Dumas, père, the father of Alexandre Dumas, fils (son). For the son, see Alexandre Dumas.

Alexandre Dumas, père (French for "father", akin to Senior in English), born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie, was a French writer, best known for his numerous historical novels of high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of his novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, The Man in the Iron Mask, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne were serialized. Dumas also wrote plays and magazine articles, and was a prolific correspondent.

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Stories are 'source books' based upon historical records by Alexandre Dumas pere, senior, before 'the elder', D'Artagnan, or Monte Cristo. Prior, the rising dramatist, fashion and literary lion had 'Crimes Celebres' published in Paris 1839-40. Eight volumes comprised 18 titles here translated.

Instant success brought letters from every province in France about more violent deeds. He chose subjects of both historic and dramatic importance. Modern readers may see semi-lawlessness across Europe during the middle ages, of Borgias, Cenci, Urbain Grandier, and Marchioness of Brinvilliers or Ganges.

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