Alexandre Dumas Books in Order

The Alexandre Dumas books have become so popular over the years that generation after generation, people keep going back to them.

If you're just starting with it and want a reading list, you're in luck. Here we list out all the Alexandre Dumas books in order; keeping in mind various factors like the publication year, reviews, its popularity among readers, etc.

It’s always a good idea to read such book titles in sequence so that you don't miss out on the story plot and its discussions in the book clubs.

Publication Order of Three Musketeers / d'Artagnan Romances Books

The Three Musketeers

Alexandre Dumas 1844

With its rousing cry of "One for all, and all for one," Alexandre Dumas's thrilling adventure novel has captivated generations of readers since its initial publication in 1844. Action, intrigue, and romance abound in this swashbuckling epic, which traces a country lad's path to the French court of the early 1600s and the glorious fraternity of the king's men, the Musketeers.

A son of impoverished nobility, D'Artagnan arrives in Paris to find the Musketeers disbanded by the cunning Cardinal Richelieu, who hopes to seize power from the weak-willed Louis XIII. The daring and ambitious youth proves his mettle in the company of the famous Musketeers — Porthos, Athos, and Aramis — and joins them in a heroic struggle to defend the king and his lovely queen, Anne of Austria.

Dumas transformed the concept of the historical novel by writing in a modern, conversational style. His accessible, fast-paced narratives combine real and fictional characters to recapture the events, manners, and mood of seventeenth-century France. Emerging in the chaotic aftermath of the Revolution, Dumas's novels provided his contemporaries with a welcome sense of identity and national pride.

His most popular work, The Three Musketeers, continues to charm modern readers with its timeless tales of romantic valor.

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The Red Sphinx

Dumas, Alexandre 1844

For the first time in English in over a century, a new translation of the forgotten sequel to Dumas’s The Three Musketeers, continuing the dramatic tale of Cardinal Richelieu and his implacable enemies.In 1844, Alexandre Dumas published The Three Musketeers, a novel so famous and still so popular today that it scarcely needs introduction.

Shortly thereafter he wrote a sequel, Twenty Years After, that resumed the adventures of his swashbuckling heroes. Later, toward the end of his career, Dumas wrote The Red Sphinx, another direct sequel to The Three Musketeers that begins, not twenty years later, but a mere twenty days afterward.

 The Red Sphinx picks up right where the The Three Musketeers left off, continuing the stories of Cardinal Richelieu, Queen Anne, and King Louis XIII—and introducing a charming new hero, the Comte de Moret, a real historical figure from the period.

A young cavalier newly arrived in Paris, Moret is an illegitimate son of the former king, and thus half-brother to King Louis. The French Court seethes with intrigue as king, queen, and cardinal all vie for power, and young Moret soon finds himself up to his handsome neck in conspiracy, danger—and passionate romance! Dumas wrote seventy-five chapters of The Red Sphinx, all for serial publication, but he never quite finished it, and so the novel languished for almost a century before its first book publication in France in 1946.

While Dumas never completed the book, he had earlier written a separate novella, The Dove, that recounted the final adventures of Moret and Cardinal Richelieu. Now for the first time, in one cohesive narrative, The Red Sphinx and The Dove make a complete and satisfying storyline—a rip-roaring novel of historical adventure, heretofore unknown to English-language readers, by the great Alexandre Dumas, king of the swashbucklers.

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Twenty Years After

Dumas, Alexandre 1845

Twenty Years After (1845), the sequel to The Three Musketeers, is a supreme creation of suspense and heroic adventure.Two decades have passed since the musketeers triumphed over Cardinal Richelieu and Milady. Time has weakened their resolve, and dispersed their loyalties.

But treasons and strategems still cry out for justice: civil war endangers the throne of France, while in England Cromwell threatens to send Charles I to the scaffold. Dumas brings his immortal quartet out of retirement to cross swords with time, the malevolence of men, and the forces of history.

But their greatest test is a titanic struggle with the son of Milady, who wears the face of Evil.The only edition in print, David Coward sets both the author and his exciting tale in their historical and cultural contexts.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe.

Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Louise de La Vallière

père, Alexandre Dumas 1845
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The Vicomte de Bragelonne

Dumas, Alexandre 1847

It is May 1660 and the fate of nations is at stake. Mazarin plots, Louis XIV is in love, and Raoul de Bragelonne, son of Athos, is intent on serving France and winning the heart of Louise de la Valliere. D'Artagnan, meanwhile, is perplexed by a mysterious stranger, and soon he learns that his old comrades already have great projects in hand.

Athos seeks the restoration of Charles II, while Aramis, with Porthos in tow, has a secret plan involving a masked prisoner and the fortification of the island of Belle-Ile. D'Artagnan finds a thread leading him to the French court, the banks of the Tyne, the beaches of Holland, and the dunes of Brittany.

The Vicomte de Bragelonne opens an epic adventure which continues with Louise de la Valliere and reaches its climax in The Man in the Iron Mask. This new edition is the only one in print and is fully annotated with an introduction that sets Dumas's saga in its historical and cultural context.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Ten Years Later

Alexandre Dumas 1847

Alexandre Dumas; 24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870), also known as Alexandre Dumas, père, was a French writer. His works have been translated into nearly 100 languages, and he is one of the most widely read French authors. Many of his historical novels of high adventure were originally published as serials, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later.

His novels have been adapted since the early twentieth century for nearly 200 films. Dumas' last novel, The Knight of Sainte-Hermine, unfinished at his death, was completed by a scholar and published in 2005, becoming a bestseller. It was published in English in 2008 as The Last Cavalier.

Prolific in several genres, Dumas began his career by writing plays, which were successfully produced from the first. He also wrote numerous magazine articles and travel books; his published works totaled 100,000 pages. In the 1840s, Dumas founded the Théâtre Historique in Paris.

Dumas' father, General Thomas-Alexandre Davy de la Pailleterie, was born in the French colony of Saint-Domingue (present-day Haiti) to a French nobleman and an enslaved African woman. At age 14 Thomas-Alexandre was taken by his father to France, where he was educated in a military academy and entered the military for what became an illustrious career.

His father's aristocratic rank helped young Alexandre acquire work with Louis-Philippe, Duke of Orléans. He later began working as a writer, finding early success. Decades later, in the election of Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte in 1851, Dumas fell from favor and left France for Belgium, where he stayed for several years.

Upon leaving Belgium, Dumas moved to Russia for a few years before going to Italy. In 1861 he founded and published the newspaper L' Indipendente, which supported the Italian unification effort. In 1864 he returned to Paris. Though married, in the tradition of Frenchmen of higher social class, Dumas had numerous affairs (allegedly as many as forty).

In his lifetime, he was known to have at least four illegitimate or "natural" children; although twentieth-century scholars found that Dumas fathered another three "natural" children. He acknowledged, and assisted his son, Alexandre Dumas to become a successful novelist, and playwright.

They are known as Alexandre Dumas père (father) and Alexandre Dumas fils (son). Among his affairs, in 1866 Dumas had one with Adah Isaacs Menken, an American actress then less than half his age and at the height of her career. The English playwright Watts Phillips, who knew Dumas in his later life, described him as "the most generous, large-hearted being in the world.

He also was the most delightfully amusing and egotistical creature on the face of the earth. His tongue was like a windmill – once set in motion, you never knew when he would stop, especially if the theme was himself."

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The Man in the Iron Mask

Dumas, Alexandre 1850

“The Man in the Iron Mask” represents the final portion of the third installment of the ‘D’Artagnan Romances’. Preceded by “The Three Musketeers”, the first volume; “Twenty Years After”, the second volume; “The Vicomte de Bragelonne”, part one of the third volume; “Ten Years Later” part two of the third volume; and “Louise de la Vallière”, part three of the third volume; “The Man in the Iron Mask” is a tale that brings to life the mystery of one of the Bastille’s most famous prisoners, a man whose identity is hidden behind an iron mask.

In this work we find the original three Musketeers in retirement and D’Artagnan in the service of the corrupt Louis XIV. While the identity of the original man in the iron mask is unknown, Dumas constructs his story around the idea that the prisoner is in fact the twin brother of Louis XIV, imprisoned from birth by his father to prevent any conflict over a divided rule of the kingdom.

When Aramis learns the secret of the man in the iron mask he devises a plot to replace the King with his twin brother, setting in motion a series of events which draws all the Musketeers back into action. An exciting work of political intrigue and high adventure, “The Man in the Iron Mask” brings to a tragic conclusion the adventures of the Musketeers.

This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper.

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Blood Royal

Dumas, Alexandre 2020

The latest entry in this acclaimed series of new translations of the Musketeer novels, Blood Royal continues the adventures of the valiant d’Artagnan and his three loyal friends.The latest translation in Lawrence Ellsworth’s acclaimed new series of Alexandre Dumas’s greatest adventures is Blood Royal, the second half of what Dumas originally published as Twenty Years After.

 In this volume all the plots and schemes set up in the previous novel come to dramatic fruition in the kind of exciting thrill-ride Dumas is famous for—while at the same time introducing the characters and themes that form the foundation of the rest of the series, leading to its great climax in The Man in the Iron Mask.

In Blood Royal, the Four Musketeers all venture to England on parallel missions to save King Charles I, pursued by the murderous and vengeful Mordaunt, the son of Milady de Winter, the great villain of The Three Musketeers. Despite all his experience, d’Artagnan is repeatedly foiled by the much-younger Mordaunt, who erupts out of the past to embody the strengths of audacity and cunning that were once d’Artagnan’s hallmarks.

Mordaunt has corrupted those youthful strengths, and the older d’Artagnan is no match for him until he is able to pull his former team together again. To do this d’Artagnan will have to become a true leader of men, leading not just by example but also by foresight, persuasion, and compromise.

Only then can the team of Athos, Porthos, and Aramis be re-formed in all its might to defeat the specter of their past. Blood Royal is unmatched in Dumas’s oeuvre in its depictions of his most famous and beloved characters, and an unforgettable saga of swordplay, suspense, revenge, and ultimate triumph.

 

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Publication Order of The Last Valois Books

Marguerite de Valois

Dumas, Alexandre 1845

In 1570s France, young King Charles IX is dominated by his mother, Queen Catherine de Medici. Catherine engineers the massacre of the Huguenot (Protestant) leaders, and also seeks to kill King Henry of Navarre, the leader of that faction, and the third in line to the French throne.

But Henry proves to be a man of resourcefulness, intelligence, political savvy--and just plain luck! First-rate action and intrigue fill this intense political drama.

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Chichot the Jester

Dumas, Alexandre 1846

This early work is Alexandre Dumas’s 1910 novel, "Chicot the Jester". A collaborative effort with Auguste Maquet, it tells the fantastic story of a nobleman jester who has the audacity to mock a king and the guile to disarm a venerable knight in a heated battle.

Concerning one of Dumas’s most well-known and marvellously crafted characters, "Chicot the Jester" is a must-read for fans of Dumas’s seminal work, and is not to be missed by the discerning collector. Alexandre Dumas (1802–1870) was a famous French writer.

He is best remembered for his exciting romantic sagas, including "The Three Musketeers" and "The Count of Monte Cristo". Despite making a great deal of money from his writing, Dumas was almost perpetually penniless thanks to his veritably extravagant lifestyle.

His novels have been translated into nearly a hundred different languages, and have inspired over 200 motion pictures. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.

We are republishing this classic book in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

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The Forty Five Guardsmen

Dumas, Alexandre 1847

In this sequel to Chicot the Jester, Diane de Meridor takes revenge upon the Duc d'Anjou for his foul betrayal of Bussy d'Amboise. Historically it commences with the execution of Salcede and the arrival of the Forty-Five at Paris and deals with the Guise intrigues, the campaign of Anjou in Flanders and his death; the events in the novel take place in 1584 and 85.

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The Horoscope

Dumas, Alexandre 2012

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact.

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Chronological Order of The Last Valois Books

The Horoscope

Dumas, Alexandre 2012

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact.

Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

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Marguerite de Valois

Dumas, Alexandre 1845

In 1570s France, young King Charles IX is dominated by his mother, Queen Catherine de Medici. Catherine engineers the massacre of the Huguenot (Protestant) leaders, and also seeks to kill King Henry of Navarre, the leader of that faction, and the third in line to the French throne.

But Henry proves to be a man of resourcefulness, intelligence, political savvy--and just plain luck! First-rate action and intrigue fill this intense political drama.

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Chichot the Jester

Dumas, Alexandre 1846

This early work is Alexandre Dumas’s 1910 novel, "Chicot the Jester". A collaborative effort with Auguste Maquet, it tells the fantastic story of a nobleman jester who has the audacity to mock a king and the guile to disarm a venerable knight in a heated battle.

Concerning one of Dumas’s most well-known and marvellously crafted characters, "Chicot the Jester" is a must-read for fans of Dumas’s seminal work, and is not to be missed by the discerning collector. Alexandre Dumas (1802–1870) was a famous French writer.

He is best remembered for his exciting romantic sagas, including "The Three Musketeers" and "The Count of Monte Cristo". Despite making a great deal of money from his writing, Dumas was almost perpetually penniless thanks to his veritably extravagant lifestyle.

His novels have been translated into nearly a hundred different languages, and have inspired over 200 motion pictures. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.

We are republishing this classic book in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

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The Forty Five Guardsmen

Dumas, Alexandre 1847

In this sequel to Chicot the Jester, Diane de Meridor takes revenge upon the Duc d'Anjou for his foul betrayal of Bussy d'Amboise. Historically it commences with the execution of Salcede and the arrival of the Forty-Five at Paris and deals with the Guise intrigues, the campaign of Anjou in Flanders and his death; the events in the novel take place in 1584 and 85.

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Publication Order of The Marie Antoinette Romances Books

The Knight of Maison-Rouge

Dumas, Alexandre 1845

A major new translation of a forgotten classicParis, 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 champion, the Knight of Maison-Rouge.

Full of surprising twists, breakneck adventure, conspiracies, swordplay, romance, and heroism, The Knight of Maison-Rouge is an exhilarating tale of selflessness, love, and honor under the shadow of the guillotine. Dumas here is at the very height of his powers, and with this first and only modern translation, readers can once again ride with the Knight of Maison-Rouge.

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Joseph Balsamo

Dumas, Alexandre 1846
Features one of the strangest characters in literature, Joseph Balsamo, also known as Cagliostro (later a key figure in the Affair of the Necklace). An alchemist, conspirator, and Freemason, Balsamo figures prominently in the eventual downfall of the French monarchy. Read More

Taking the Bastile

Dumas, Alexandre 1846

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

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The Queen's Necklace

Dumas, Alexandre 1850

"The Queen's Nicklace" dramatizes an unsavory incident in the 1780s at the court of King Louis XVI of France involving the King'swife, Marie Antoinette. Her reputation was already tarnished by gossip and scandal, and her implication in a crime involving a stolen necklace became one of the major turning-points of public opinion against the monarchy, which eventually culminated in the French Revolution.

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The Countess de Charny

Dumas, Alexandre 1853
This swashbuckling yarn is the continuation of the story in "Memoirs of a physician," "The Queen's necklace," and "Six Years Later." Read More

Chronological Order of The Marie Antoinette Romances Books

Joseph Balsamo

Dumas, Alexandre 1846
Features one of the strangest characters in literature, Joseph Balsamo, also known as Cagliostro (later a key figure in the Affair of the Necklace). An alchemist, conspirator, and Freemason, Balsamo figures prominently in the eventual downfall of the French monarchy. Read More

The Queen's Necklace

Dumas, Alexandre 1850

"The Queen's Nicklace" dramatizes an unsavory incident in the 1780s at the court of King Louis XVI of France involving the King'swife, Marie Antoinette. Her reputation was already tarnished by gossip and scandal, and her implication in a crime involving a stolen necklace became one of the major turning-points of public opinion against the monarchy, which eventually culminated in the French Revolution.

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Taking the Bastile

Dumas, Alexandre 1846

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

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The Countess de Charny

Dumas, Alexandre 1853
This swashbuckling yarn is the continuation of the story in "Memoirs of a physician," "The Queen's necklace," and "Six Years Later." Read More

The Knight of Maison-Rouge

Dumas, Alexandre 1845

A major new translation of a forgotten classicParis, 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 champion, the Knight of Maison-Rouge.

Full of surprising twists, breakneck adventure, conspiracies, swordplay, romance, and heroism, The Knight of Maison-Rouge is an exhilarating tale of selflessness, love, and honor under the shadow of the guillotine. Dumas here is at the very height of his powers, and with this first and only modern translation, readers can once again ride with the Knight of Maison-Rouge.

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Publication Order of The Sainte-Hermine Cycle Books

The Whites and the Blues

Dumas, Alexandre 1867

About the Author Alexandre Dumas (also known as Dumas pere) (1802-1870) was one of the most famous French writers of the 19th century. Dumas is best known for historical the novels The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo, both written within the space of two years, 1844-45, and which belong to the foundation works of popular culture.

He was among the first, along with Honore de Balzac and Eugene Sue, who fully used the possibilities of roman feuilleton, the serial novel. Dumas is credited with revitalizing the historical novel in France, although his abilities as a writer were under dispute from the beginning.

Dumas' works are fast-paced adventure tales that blend history and fiction, but on the other hand, they are entangled, melodramatic, and actually not faithful to the historical facts.

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The Last Cavalier

Dumas, Alexandre 1870

Selected as a Top Ten Book of the Year by The Washington Post: the newly discovered last novel by the author of The Three Musketeers.Rousing, big, spirited, its action sweeping across oceans and continents, its hero gloriously indomitable, the last novel of Alexandre Dumas—lost for 125 years in the archives of the National Library in Paris—completes the oeuvre that Dumas imagined at the outset of his literary career.

  Indeed, the story of France from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century, as Dumas vibrantly retold it in his numerous enormously popular novels, has long been absent one vital, richly historical era: the Age of Napoleon. But no longer. Now, dynamically, in a tale of family honor and undying vengeance, of high adventure and heroic derring-do, The Last Cavalier fills that gap.

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Captain Paul

Alexandre Dumas 1838

Alexandre Dumas, born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie; 24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870),[1] also known as Alexandre Dumas, père, was a French writer. His works have been translated into nearly 100 languages, and he is one of the most widely read French authors.

Many of his historical novels of high adventure were originally published as serials, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later. His novels have been adapted since the early twentieth century for nearly 200 films.

Dumas' last novel, The Knight of Sainte-Hermine, unfinished at his death, was completed by a scholar and published in 2005, becoming a bestseller. It was published in English in 2008 as The Last Cavalier.

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Captain Pamphile

Dumas, Alexandre 1839

Darkly humorous, Captain Pamphile is a thrilling adventure story, full of sea battles, mutiny, and exotic animals—all led by one of Dumas’ most intriguing creations. In the fashionable social circles of 1831, the vogue is to collect one’s own menagerie, and there is soon a demand for exotic animals from the four corners of the world.

Musing on how a monkey, a bear, and a turtle came to inhabit the same Parisian drawing room, Dumas introduces Captain Pamphile, a decidedly unorthodox Provençal sea caption with a flair for “liberating” unusual species from their native shores. The narrative soon gives way to the story of Pamphile’s own life—from his early hunting expeditions to his daring naval hijackings and his aberrant involvement in the local slave trade.

French novelist and playwright Alexandre Dumas who is best remembered for The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo.

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The Fencing Master

Dumas, Alexandre 1840

In one of the volumes devoted to his travels in Russia, Dumas related that the Czarina, wife of the Czar Nicholas, having procured a copy of "The Fencing Master," asked her friend the Princess Trubetski to read it to her. While thus engaged the door opened and the Czar appeared.

The princess, who held the book, hastily hid it under the sofa cushions. The Czar approached, and standing before his confused Consort. "You were reading, Madam?" he said. "Yes, Sire." "Do you wish me to tell you what you were reading?" The Czarina was silent.

"You were reading the romance of M. Dumas, 'The Fencing Master.' "How do you know that, Sire?" "It is not difficult to guess, since it is the last book I have prohibited." In spite of, or rather by reason of this prohibition, "The Fencing Master" became very popular in Russia, so popular indeed that when in 1858, some eighteen years after its publication, Dumas visited the famous fair at Nijini Novgorod, handkerchiefs printed in colors with scenes from the book were offered for sale to its surprised author.

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Castle Eppstein

Dumas, Alexandre 1843
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Georges

Dumas, Alexandre 1843

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 Mauritius as an accomplished young man, Georges pits his strength against a powerful plantation owner, leading a dramatic slave uprising and claiming the heart of a beautiful white woman. Georges stands apart as the only book by Dumas that explores the potent subject of race.

Praise for Georges:“A rousing and vivid adventure . . . packed with action and atmosphere.”–The Columbus Dispatch“A remarkable discovery . . . We are indebted to Werner Sollors and Jamaica Kincaid for providing us with a critical lens for the journey Dumas has created out of his own generous and expansive imagination.

” –Rudolph P. Byrd, Emory University“As compelling and relevant today as it was back in the 1840s, when it was first published.” –Adrienne Kennedy, author of Funnyhouse of a Negro

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The Conspirators

Dumas (Pere), Alexandre 1843
The popularity of Dumas Pere's historical novels of high adventure, including "The Three Musketeers", have made him one of the most widely read French authors. Read More

Ascanio, Vol. I

Dumas, Alexandre 1843

Volume one of a two volume set Never did the reign of any European sovereign present so many and such varying phases. A contest for empire, a captive monarch, a female regency, and a religious war; the poisoned bowl and the burning pile alike doing their work of death amid scenes of uncalculating splendor and unbridled dissipation; the atrocities of bigotry and intolerance, blent with the most unblushing licentiousness and the most undisguised profligacy - such are the materials offered to the reader by the times of Francis I.

The period thus characterized is that in which the scene of the present romance is laid, and although the plot is mainly concerned with the fortunes of others than subjects of the Roi Chevalier, we are treated to a succession of vivid pictures of life and manners at the French court and in the French capital.

By universal consent Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870), Pere is now acknowledged the most entertaining of the writers of romance. For variety of incidents, sprightliness of dialogue, and vividness of narrative no tales of adventure can compete with such works as The Three Musketeers or The Count of Monte Cristo.

It is doubtful also, whether the life of any novelist comes as near as the life of Alexandre Dumas to what is expected of an entertaining work of fiction. Viewed as a hero of romance, the great novelist is almost as striking a figure as his picturesque and fascinating D'Artagnan, so that his memoirs and the numerous volumes in which he relates the story of his travels seem to differ from his other narrative works only in the use, for the hero, of the first instead of the third person of the verb.

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Ascanio, Vol. 2

Dumas, Alexandre 1843

The Women's War

Alexandre Dumas père 1844

A swashbuckling novel by the author of The Three MusketeersThe Baron des Canolles is a man torn apart by the civil war that dominates mid-seventeenth century France. For while the naïve Gascon soldier cares little for the politics behind the battles, he is torn apart by a deep passion for two powerful women on opposing sides of the war: Nanon de Lartigues, a keen supporter of the Queen Regent Anne of Austria, and the Victomtesse de Cambes, who supports the rebellious forces of the Princess de Condé.

Set around Bordeaux during the first turbulent years of the reign of Louis XIV, The Women's War sees two women taking central stage in a battle for all France. Humorous, dramatic and romantic, it offers a compelling exploration of political intrigue, the power of redemption, the force of love and the futility of war.

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The Nutcracker

Alexandre Dumas 1844
A Christmas tale of the German children, Marie and Fritz and the strange powers of their new toys, especially the quaint little nutcracker Read More

The Corsican Brothers

Dumas, Alexandre 1844

Alexandre Dumas weaves the compelling story of Siamese twins who are separated physically but never in spirit. When one of the brothers is murdered, the other leaves Corsica for Paris to avenge the killing. Dumas brings this thrilling tale to life with his fascinating descriptions of Italy and France and his powerful portrayal of the undying love of brother for brother.

Newly designed and typeset in a modern 6-by-9-inch format by Waking Lion Press.

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La Reine Margot

Dumas, Alexandre 1845

La Reine Margot (1845) is a novel of suspense and drama which recreates the violent world of intrigue, murder and duplicity of the French Renaissance. Dumas fills his canvas with a gallery of unforgettable characters, unremitting action and the engaging generosity of spirit which has made him one of the world's greatest and best-loved story-tellers.

This revised edition of the classic translation of 1846 is richly annotated. An introduction sets Dumas and his work in their literary, historical and cultural context.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe.

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The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas père 1845

Alexandre Dumas's thrilling adventure of one man's quest for freedom and vengeance on those who betrayed him. EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: • A concise introduction that gives readers important background information • A chronology of the author's life and work • A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context • An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations • Detailed explanatory notes • Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work • Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction • A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary.

The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential. SERIES EDITED BY CYNTHIA BRANTLEY JOHNSON

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The Regent's Daughter

Dumas, Alexandre 1845

Alexandre Dumas ( born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie, 24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870) was a French writer, best known for his historical novels of high adventure. Translated into nearly 100 languages, these 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, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne were originally published as serials. His novels have been adapted since the early twentieth century for nearly 200 films.

Dumas' last novel, The Knight of Sainte-Hermine, unfinished at his death, was completed by a scholar and published in 2005, becoming a bestseller. It was published in English in 2008 as The Last Cavalier. -wikipedia

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The Two Dianas

Dumas, Alexandre 1846

Horror At Fontenay

Dumas, Alexandre 1849
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The Black Tulip

Dumas, Alexandre 1850

Nearly eighteen months after the 1672 lynching of the Dutch Grand Pensionary in which Johan de Witt and his brother Cornelis are killed, the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands is holding a competition between the country's best gardeners to grow a black tulip.

Cornelius van Baerle, a young bourgeois gentleman has almost succeeded at the task, however before he can he is thrown into the Loevestein prison. While there he meets the beautiful young Rosa, a daughter of the prison guard, whom he falls in love with.

"The Black Tulip", one of Dumas' shorter works is part brilliant political allegory, part romance, which revisits a fascinating time in Dutch history nearly thirty years after the famous "tulipmania."

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Olympe de Clèves

Dumas, Alexandre 1852

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The Wolf-Leader

Dumas, Alexandre 1857

May 3ist, 1856, 2 The Wolf-L eader is to be associated in conception with the group of romances which Dumas wrote at Brussels between the years 1852 and 1854, tnat sto say, after his financial failure and the consequent defection of his collaborator Maquet, and before his return to Paris to found his journal Le Mousquetaire.

Like Conscience VI nnocent and Catherine Blum, which date from that period of exile, the present story was inspired by reminiscences of our authors native place Villers Cotterets, in the department of the A isne. In The Wolf-L eader Dumas, however, allows his imagination and fancy full play.

Using a legend told to him nearly half a century before, conjuring up the scenes of his boyhood, and calling into requisition his wonderful gift of improvisa tion, he contrives in the happiest way to weave a romance in which are combined a weird tale of diablerie and continual delightful glimpses of forest life.

Terror, wood-craft, and humour could not be more felicitously intermingled. The reader, while kept under the spell of the main theme of the story, experiences all the charm of an open-air life in the great forest of Villers-C otterets the forest in which the little town seemed to occupy a small clearing, and into which the boy Alexandre occasionally escaped for days together from the irksome routine of the school or from the hands of relatives who wanted to make a priest of him.

Thus Dumas, the most impressionable of men, all his life remained grateful to the forest for the poetic fancies derived from its beauty and the mysteries of its recesses, as well as for the hiding-places it afforded him, and for the game and birds which he soon learnt to shoot and snare there.

Listen to his indignation at the destruction of the trees in the neighbouring park. We quote from his Memoirs: That park, planted by Frangois I., was 2ut down by Louis Philippe.(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.

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Robin Hood: The Outlaw

Dumas, Alexandre 1863

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Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Crimes of the Marquise de Brinvilliers and Others

Dumas, Alexandre 2011

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Publication Order of Standalone Plays

Antony

Dumas, Alexandre 1831

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Charles VII at the Homes of His Great Vassals

Alexandre Dumas 1831
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Napoleon Bonaparte

Alexandre Dumas 1840

One of Alexandre Dumas's first successful historical plays (1831), Napoleon Bonaparte tells the story of the great Emperor's rise to power during the French Revolution--and his eventual fall and death--tying his story to the rise and fall of France during the same period.

This is the first translation of this major historical work into English.

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Edmund Kean, Or, The Life Of An Actor

Dumas, Alexandre 1857

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Urbain Grandier and the Devils of Loudon

Dumas, Alexandre 2009

Based on "Urbain Grandier" in the Celebrated Crimes by Alexandre Dumas, this play tells the tale of demonic possession and religious persecution in 1634 France. Father Urbain Grandier is accused of witchcraft and promiscuous behavior. Dumas depicts him as having genuine psychic powers, including channeling and distance viewing-but not of consorting with the devil.

Ultimately, Grandier is brought before a tribunal and tried for his supposed crimes, with the inevitable conclusion. One the writer's most intense melodramas. First Translation into English.

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The Gold Thieves

Dumas, Alexandre 2012

Dr. Ivans, unable to make a living in London, migrates with his two daughters to Australia, where he hopes to make his fortune; one of his girls, Melida, is forced to leave her suitor, Williams, behind. Arriving in Australia, Ivans finds himself unable to improve his fortune--he's too willing to help the poor, and has a good reputation for charitable works.

Then a group of gold miners, a motley crew of Frenchmen, send for him to heal a young miner who's dying. This poor lad was stabbed by a young man named Max, who posed as his friend to steal his gold. Max falls madly in love with Melida, who is still pining for Williams.

When Williams follows his lover to Australia, and gets a job with the government escorting gold shipments from the mines to Melbourne, Max decides to hijack the shipment and kill Williams. Eventually, Max is exposed and tries to kidnap Melida, leading to the action-filled climax of this fast-moving Australian "western.

" One of Dumas's most unusual creations, this was based on a bestselling novel by the Countess de Chabrillan.

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Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Napoleon

Dumas, Alexandre 1865

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The Celebrated Crimes of History

Dumas, Alexandre 1895

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Celebrated Crimes of the Russian Court

Dumas, Alexandre 1905

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C. Page & company, 1917<subjects> Soviet Union

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The Journal of Madame Giovanni

Dumas, Alexandre 1944

The Journal of Madame Giovanni is crowded with high adventure and bizarre description; it has subtle tension and the tangy, imaginative quality which only Dumas could give to straight narration.The Journal of Madame Giovanni is the intriguing story of a young and beautiful French woman who in the 1850s, when women were still regarded as merely household decorations, travelled to little known parts of the world and recorded the exoticisms lying beyond the rim of most people's experience.

Jeanne and her husband, a Venetian merchant and adventurer, visited New Zealand, then a curious conglomeration of ruling aristocrats, exiled prisoners, and natives with definite leanings toward a diet of human flesh. During her stay in this land of strange customs and taboos, she encountered Sir George, a mysterious nobleman who fell hopelessly in love with her.

She visited the wild and lovely island of Tahiti, where, because of her friendship with Queen Pomare, she was able to participate in many ceremonies denied to the ordinary traveller. Jeanne describes the Tahitian maidens and their languorous life, their fetes, and their phantasmal superstitions.

Sir George followed her everywhere, always displaying steadfastness and strong devotion.She saw lawless San Francisco, in the grip of gold-hungry miners, lusty, seething with excitement. Then to Hawaii and Old Mexico, where she ran into a revolution and crossed the mountains on mule-back through the lines of the insurgents.

Sir George was near her, as always, ready to aid her, powerless to break the enchantment she had woven around him.

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Alexandre Dumas' Adventures in Spain

Alma Elizabeth Murch, Gustave Dore 1959
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Alexandre Dumas' Adventures in Caucasia

Alexandre Dumas 1962
Dumas describes his daring trip into the Caucasian Mountains, the fierce land of savagely independent mountain tribes. Read More

My Memoirs

Lang, Andrew 1965

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Vampires

Ashley, Mike 2011

Drawing on a 200-year-old tradition, this original collection features a deft combination of vintage vampire tales with more contemporary stories. Anthologist Mike Ashley introduces a dozen fantasies that weave together dark, psychological elements with well-recognized vampire themes.

His notes trace the development of vampire fiction, illustrating the genre's life beyond the well-known conventions established by Bram Stoker's Dracula.Selections range from Lord Byron's contribution to the legendary storytelling session that produced Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to Nancy Holder's "Blood Gothic," a modern perspective on the corrupting influence of the romantic vampire image.

Additional contributors include Alexandre Dumas, Karl von Wachsmann, Tanith Lee, Elizabeth Lynn Linton, Julian Osgood Field, R. Murray Gilchrist, Dick Donovan, Brian Stableford, Sidney Bertram, and Ernst Raupach.

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