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Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas (père) lived a life as romantic as that depicted in his famous novels. He was born on July 24,1802, at Villers-Cotterêts, 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’Orléans, 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... Read More

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The Count of Monte Cristo
Written by Alexandre Dumas
Modern Library | Hardcover | July 1996
$25.95/38.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-60199-9 (0-679-60199-6)

Set against the tumultuous years of the post-Napoleonic era, The Count of Monet Cristo recounts the swashbuckling adventures of Edmond Dantes, a dashing young sailor falsely accused of treason. The story of his long imprisonment, dramatic escape, and carefully wrought revenge offers up a vision of France that has become immortal... Read more






The Count of Monte Cristo
Written by Alexandre Dumas, Introduction by Lorenzo Carcaterra
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | June 2002
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-76030-3 (0-375-76030-X)

Introduction by Lorenzo Carcaterra
 
A popular bestseller since its publication in 1844, The Count of Monte Cristo is one of the great page-turning thrillers of all time. Set against the tumultuous years of the post-Napoleonic era, Alexandre Dumas’s grand historical romance recounts the swashbuckling adventures of Edmond Dantès, a dashing...

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The Count of Monte Cristo
Written by Alexandre Dumas, Introduction by Umberto Eco
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | June 2009
$25.95/30.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-27112-9 (0-307-27112-9)

This beloved novel tells the story of Edmond Dantès, wrongfully imprisoned for life in the supposedly impregnable sea fortress, the Château d’If. After a daring escape, and after unearthing a hidden treasure revealed to him by a fellow prisoner, he devotes the rest of his life to tracking down and punishing...

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The Count of Monte Cristo
Written by Alexandre Dumas
Bantam Classics | Paperback | December 1984
$6.95/9.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21350-8 (0-553-21350-4)

Set against the turbulent years of the Napoleonic  era, Alexandre Dumas's thrilling adventure story  is one of the most widely read romantic novels of  all time. In it the dashing young hero, Edmond  Dantès, is betrayed by his enemies and thrown  into a secret dungeon in the Chateau d'If -- doomed  to spend his life in a... Read more






Adventures
Written by Alexandre Dumas, Roger Lancelyn Green and Robert Louis Stevenson
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | December 2010
$69.80/83.50(Canada) | 978-0-307-70071-1 (0-307-70071-2)

This collection of beautiful, enduring hardcover editions features enchanting stories of swashbuckling heroes, noble knights, and sinister pirates, all from Everyman’s Library Children’s Classics. With colorful cloth sewn bindings, charming full-color illustrations, elegant gold stamped covers, and silk ribbon markers, these are books that children and adults will cherish for years.

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Georges
Written by Alexandre Dumas, Edited by Werner Sollors, Translated by Tina Kover, Foreword by Jamaica Kincaid
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | June 2008
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7589-5 (0-8129-7589-8)

Long out of print in America, Alexandre Dumas’s most daring narrative is now available in this major new translation by Tina A. Kover. Filled with intrigue, romance, and deadly vengeance, Georges is the story of a wealthy mulatto boy who is driven from his island home by racist landowners. Returning to... Read more






The Knight of Maison-Rouge
Written by Alexandre Dumas, Translated by Julie Rose, Introduction by Lorenzo Carcaterra
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | September 2004
$14.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6963-4 (0-8129-6963-4)

A major new translation of a forgotten classic

Paris, 1793, the onset of the Terror. Brave Republican Maurice rescues a mys-terious and beautiful woman from an angry mob and is unknowingly drawn into a secret Royalist plot—a plot revolving around the imprisoned Queen of France, Marie Antoinette, and her enigmatic and fearless... Read more






The Three Musketeers
Written by Alexandre Dumas, Introduction by Allan Massie
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | February 2011
$25.00/28.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-59499-0 (0-307-59499-8)

Alexandre Dumas’s most famous tale— and possibly the most famous historical novel of all time— in a handsome hardcover volume.

This swashbuckling epic of chivalry, honor, and derring-do, set in France during the 1620s, is richly populated with romantic heroes, unattainable heroines, kings, queens, cavaliers, and criminals in a whirl of adventure... Read more






The Three Musketeers
Written by Alexandre Dumas, Translated by Jacques Le Clercq, Introduction by Alan Furst
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | February 2001
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75674-0 (0-375-75674-4)

First published in 1844, Alexandre Dumas's swashbuckling epic chronicles the adventures of D'Artagnan, a gallant young nobleman who journeys to Paris in 1625 hoping to join the ranks of musketeers guarding Louis XIII. He soon finds himself fighting alongside three heroic comrades—Athos, Porthos, and Aramis—who seek to uphold the honor of... Read more






The Three Musketeers
Written by Alexandre Dumas, Translated by Jacques Le Clercq
Modern Library | Hardcover | November 1999
$26.00/30.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-60332-0 (0-679-60332-8)

"We read The Three Musketeers to experience a sense of romance and for the sheer excitement of the story," reflected Clifton Fadiman. "In these violent pages all is action, intrigue, suspense, surprise--an almost endless chain of duels, murders, love affairs, unmaskings, ambushes, hairbreadth escapes, wild rides. It is all impossible and... Read more






The Three Musketeers
Written by Alexandre Dumas
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | September 1999
$18.95/21.50(Canada) | 978-0-375-40657-7 (0-375-40657-3)

Dumas's most popular novel has long been a favorite with children, and its swashbuckling heroes are well known from many a film and TV adaptation. Set in 17th-century France, this tale of the adventures of D'Artagnan and the three musketeers is the finest example of its author's brilliantly inventive storytelling genius... Read more






The Three Musketeers
Written by Alexandre Dumas, Translated by Lowell Bair
Bantam Classics | Paperback | June 1984
$6.95/8.50(Canada) | 978-0-553-21337-9 (0-553-21337-7)

Perhaps the greatest “cloak and sword” story ever written, The Three Musketeers, first published ion 1844, is a tale for all time. Pitting the heroic young d’Artagnan and his noble compatriots, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis against the master of intrigue, Cardinal Richelieu, and the quintessential wicked woman, Lady de Winter, Alexandre... Read more





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