Thrown In Prison For A Crime He Has Not Committed, Edmond Dantes Is Confined To The Grim Fortress Of If There He Learns Of A Great Hoard Of Treasure Hidden On The Isle Of Monte Cristo And He Becomes Determined Not Only To Escape, But Also To Unearth The Treasure And Use It To Plot The Destruction Of The Three Men Responsible For His Incarceration Dumas Epic Tale Of Suffering And Retribution, Inspired By A Real Life Case Of Wrongful Imprisonment, Was A Huge Popular Success When It Was First Serialized In The SRobin Buss S Lively English Translation Is Complete And Unabridged, And Remains Faithful To The Style Of Dumas S Original This Edition Includes An Introduction, Explanatory Notes And Suggestions For Further Reading
This note regards Alexandre Dumas, p re, the father of Alexandre Dumas, fils son For the son, see Alexandre Dumas fils.Alexandre Dumas, p re 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.Dumas was of Haitian descent and mixed race His father, General Thomas Alexandre Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie, was born in the French colony of Saint Domingue present day Haiti to Alexandre Antoine Davy de la Pailleterie, a French nobleman, and Marie Cessette Dumas, a black slave 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.Dumas s father s aristocratic rank helped young Alexandre Dumas acquire work with Louis Philippe, Duke of Orl ans, then as a writer, finding early success He became one of the leading authors of the French Romantic Movement, in Paris Excerpted from Wikipedia.
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