Alexandre Dumas

more photos (2)





Alexandre Dumas

Author profile


born
in Villers-Cotterêts, Aisne, Paris, France
July 24, 1802

died
December 05, 1870

gender
male

website

genre

influences
Hector Berlioz


About this author

This note regards Alexandre Dumas, père, the father of Alexandre Dumas, fils (son). For the son, see Alexandre Dumas fils.

Alexandre Dumas, père (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.

Excerpted from Wikipedia.


Average rating: 4.08 · 636,004 ratings · 16,807 reviews · 890 distinct works · Similar authors
The Count of Monte Cristo
by
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 408,128 ratings — published 1844 — 809 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Three Musketeers
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 135,018 ratings — published 1844 — 791 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Man in the Iron Mask (T...
by
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 37,346 ratings — published 1845 — 55 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Twenty Years After (The D'A...
by
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 10,022 ratings — published 1845 — 153 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Robin Hood
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 8,666 ratings — published 1863 — 32 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Black Tulip
by
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 6,483 ratings — published 1850 — 71 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Queen Margot, or Marguerite...
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 5,329 ratings — published 1844 — 110 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Vicomte de Bragelonne (The ...
by
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 3,946 ratings — published 1845 — 135 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Louise de La Vallière (The ...
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 1,765 ratings — published 1845 — 62 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Count of Monte Cristo, V1
4.45 of 5 stars 4.45 avg rating — 2,253 ratings — published 1844 — 102 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Alexandre Dumas…
The Three Musketeers Twenty Years After Vicomte de Bragelonne Ten Years Later Louise de La Vallière The Man in the Iron Mask D'ARTAGNAN ROMANCES: The Th...
The D'Artagnan Romances (7 books)
by
3.999048706240487 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 189,216 ratings

The Borgias The Cenci Massacres of the South Mary Stuart Queen of Scots Karl Ludwig Sand Urbain Grandier Celebrated ... Nisida
Celebrated crimes (18 books)
by
3.910850270468988 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 38,082 ratings

Queen Margot, or Marguerite... Chicot the Jester The Forty-Five Guardsmen
The Last Valois (3 books)
by
4.103768967205091 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 6,129 ratings

Joseph Balsamo The Queen's Necklace Taking the Bastile The Countess de Charny The Knight of Maison-Rouge
The Marie Antoinette Romances (5 books)
by
3.8560411311053984 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 2,334 ratings

The Companions of Jehu The Whites and the Blues The Last Cavalier: Being th...
The Sainte-Hermine Cycle (3 books)
by
3.6584269662921347 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 445 ratings

More series by Alexandre Dumas…
“There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must of felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.
" Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, 'Wait and Hope.”
Alexandre Dumas

“Never fear quarrels, but seek hazardous adventures.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers

“Woman is sacred; the woman one loves is holy.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Polls

70782
Book of the Month (group read) September

 
  13 votes 28.9%

 
  7 votes 15.6%

 
  5 votes 11.1%

 
  5 votes 11.1%

 
  5 votes 11.1%

 
  5 votes 11.1%

 
  5 votes 11.1%

 
  0 votes 0.0%

45 total votes
1 comment
More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Rory Gilmore ...: Favorite Reads of 2008 29 1294 Jan 08, 2009 05:23AM  
Fantasy Book Club: Peeve: Publishers chopping Fantasy books down 19 242 Apr 01, 2009 10:37PM  
The Book Challenge: Poppy's Book Challenge 28 162 Apr 27, 2009 03:35PM  
Between the Lines: July 2009 Nominations for Group Read 37 114 Jun 24, 2009 10:35AM  
Goodreads Librari...: Translation and Combining help 188 557 Jul 21, 2009 01:45PM  
SciFi and Fantasy...: Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince 21 116 Jul 25, 2009 10:05PM  
Happy & Brain...: Books You Love to Read Repeatedly 32 202 Jul 29, 2009 06:06AM