Alexandre Dumas, père

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His son was also a writer. He has his own page at Alexandre Dumas, fils
Alexandre Dumas, père
Born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie
24 July 1802(1802-07-24)
Villers-Cotterêts, Aisne, France
Died 5 December 1870(1870-12-05) (aged 68)
Puys (near Dieppe), Seine-Maritime, France
Occupation playwright and novelist
Nationality French
Period 1829–1869
Literary movement Romanticism and Historical fiction
Notable work(s) The Count of Monte Cristo
The Three Musketeers
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Alexandre Dumas (born 24 July, 1802 at Villers-Cotterêts, died 5 December 1870 at Dieppe) is a French writer. He is famous for writing The Three Musketeers (1844), Queen Margot, The Count of Monte Cristo (1844-1845) and The Man in the Iron Mask.

Dumas was also a gourmand (lover of food), and wrote Le Grand Dictionnaire de cuisine, an encyclopædia of food and cooking with 1152 pages.[1] He finished it weeks before his death. It is not thought very reliable, because it relies on Dumas' opinions rather than fact.[1]

Dumas was a member of the Club des Hashischins, or Hashish Club. This group of French writers experimented with hashish to get ideas.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Montagne, Prosper. (2003) The Concise Larousse Gastronomique, Octopus Publishing Group -Hamlyn. p. 93. ISBN 0-600-60863-8.
  2. "Drug Use from Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology: Health and Illness in the World's Cultures". credoreference.com. 2011 [last update]. http://www.credoreference.com/entry/sprmedanth/drug_use. Retrieved 15 May 2011.

Futher reading[change | change source]

  • Gorman, Herbert (1929). The Incredible Marquis, Alexandre Dumas. New York: Farrar & Rinehart. OCLC 1370481
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  • Hemmings, F.W.J. (1979). Alexandre Dumas, the King of Romance. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. ISBN 0-684-16391-8
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      . http://cadytech.com/dumas/related/fourth_musketeer.php.
  • Maurois, André (1957). The Titans, a Three-Generation Biography of the Dumas. trans. by Gerard Hopkins. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers. OCLC 260126
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  • Reed, F. W. (Frank Wild) (1933). A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas, père. Pinner Hill, Middlesex: J.A. Neuhuys. OCLC 1420223
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  • Ross, Michael (1981). Alexandre Dumas. Newton Abbot, London, North Pomfret (Vt): David & Charles. ISBN 0-7153-7758-2
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  • Schopp, Claude (1988). Alexandre Dumas, Genius of Life. trans. by A. J. Koch. New York, Toronto: Franklin Watts. ISBN 0-531-15093-3
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  • Spurr, Harry A. (October 1902). The Life and Writings of Alexandre Dumas. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, Company. OCLC 2999945
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