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Alexandre Dumas   /ælɪksˈɑndər dˈuməz/   Listen
Alexandre Dumas

noun
1.
French writer remembered for his swashbuckling historical tales (1802-1870).  Synonym: Dumas.






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"Alexandre Dumas" Quotes from Famous Books



... Monte Cristo. By Alexandre Dumas. Complete in one volume, with two illustrations by George G. White. 12mo. ...
— Through Forest and Fire - Wild-Woods Series No. 1 • Edward Ellis

... reader imagine that this little story is too melodramatic to be true, I refer him to the monograph, "Garibaldi the Patriot," by Alexandre Dumas, who got his data from the record written by Garibaldi, himself. Moreover, Anita, for it was she, told the tale to Madame Brabante, who in turn gave the facts to Margaret ...
— Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 9 - Subtitle: Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Reformers • Elbert Hubbard

... sailor, in the ocean isle, with its tropical perfumes and colours, its superb mountain and valley scenery, bathed in eternal sunshine by day and kissed by cool ocean breezes by night—the isle of Paul and Virginia, the isle which to Alexandre Dumas was the Paradise of the World, an enchanted oasis of the ocean, "all carpeted with greenery and refreshed with cooling streams, where, no matter what the season, you may gently sink asleep beneath the shade of palms and jamrosades, soothed by the ...
— Laperouse • Ernest Scott

... great mystic testified; also to have been at one time interested in the investigation of the phenomena of Spiritualism. Of one writer of fiction he must have been an ardent reader, for there were at least 100 volumes by Alexandre Dumas. German writers were conspicuously absent, Goethe's Faust and Carlyle's translation of Wilhelm, Meister, being about the only notable German works in the library. Rossetti did not appear to be a collector of first editions, nor did it seem that he attached much importance ...
— Recollections of Dante Gabriel Rossetti - 1883 • T. Hall Caine

... a good historian. Alexandre Dumas was a novelist who knew his history. At least in his early works, he was meticulous in his research. This series of books are histories which place most romantic novels in the shade; they cover many centuries and many lands—those concerning the ...
— Quotes and Images From "Celebrated Crimes" • Alexander Dumas, Pere

... subject of the unfortunate Chatterton, which at the time it came out excited a deep interest, but M. de Vigny, like many of the present literary characters in France, appears resting on his oars. Not so with Alexandre Dumas, whose prolific pen appears like himself to be ever active; what with travelling to different countries, then publishing accounts of his wanderings, novels of divers descriptions, detached pieces, ...
— How to Enjoy Paris in 1842 • F. Herve



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