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A Passion for Paris: Alexandre Dumas and the Ghosts of Romantic Fiction

Alexander Dumas

by David Downie Romantic-era novelist Alexandre Dumas may well have created the world’s first fiction factory in Paris in the mid-1800s, a factory populated by ghosts. How many of Dumas’ hundreds of millions of readers realize that the plots and

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Alexandre Dumas: The Real Count of Monte Cristo

The Black Count

By Tom Reiss The original Alexandre Dumas was born in 1762, the son of “Antoine Alexandre de l’Isle,” in the French sugar colony of Saint-Domingue. Antoine was a nobleman in hiding from his family and from the law, and he

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