Alexandre Dumas

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Alexandre Dumas

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

died
December 05, 1870

gender
male

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Hector Berlioz


About this author

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

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.

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“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 have 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.”
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“Never fear quarrels, but seek hazardous adventures.”
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“Woman is sacred; the woman one loves is holy.”
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Polls

2014 Third Quarter Long Read-Final Poll for Top Ten

1873, Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, 964 pages
 
  50 votes, 21.5%

1860, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, 505 pages
 
  29 votes, 12.4%

1954, The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, 1178 pages
 
  26 votes, 11.2%

1957, Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, 1168 pages
 
  25 votes, 10.7%

 
  25 votes, 10.7%

 
  19 votes, 8.2%

 
  17 votes, 7.3%

 
  16 votes, 6.9%

1874, Middlemarch by George Eliot, 904 pages
 
  14 votes, 6.0%

800BC, The Iliad by Homer, 683 pages
 
  12 votes, 5.2%

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