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Dumas was a 'water connoisseur.' Seriously. He almost always asked for water at parties and could tell the difference between water coming from the fountains of different homes. However, he could also put away a dozen glasses of wine when challenged to do so. ;-)
Apr 11, 2012 10:56AM
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In his fifties and still participating in revolts -- this time in Italy, where they don't even like him! (Dumas is always up for a dangerous adventure, even if he's got a mistress in a sailor suit with him.)
Apr 16, 2012 11:01AM
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I didn't know there were so many French revolutions and Napoleonic relatives claiming thrones -- probably b/c my US public school education mainly focused on glorifying American history and dumping rest-of-the-world history into one class.
Apr 11, 2012 10:46PM
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Apr 11, 2012 10:26PM
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"Dumas had no sooner to appear in the auditorium of a theatre or a concert-hall, than '...everyone turned to look at the illustrious novelist, whose tall figure dominated the crowd and who, smiling right and left...progressed slowly towards his seat...detained as he was by all the hands held out for him to shake.'" Like the rock star of his day, only he wrote books.
Apr 11, 2012 10:44AM
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Apr 09, 2012 02:41PM
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Apr 08, 2012 04:10PM
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Dumas wooed a wife estranged from her husband, but then discovered sex with her husband (and a dangerous pregnancy) had been so unpleasant for her that she could not be convinced to relax enough to get pleasure out of their affair. Makes me feel a little sad for both of them.
Apr 04, 2012 02:25PM
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"It would require a man of more revolutionary genius than any of them to invent the new drama and give it substance...Perhaps tragedy was on its way out; perhaps the future lay with that much despised literary genre, prose fiction."
Apr 01, 2012 01:48PM
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"The would-be author was painfully aware how little he knew and painfully anxious to fill in the gaps in his knowledge...A clerk gave him advice about the reading he ought to undertake before he should even think of writing...Aeschylus, Shakespeare, Moliere, and Schiller. The tragedies of the day, whom Dumas naively supposed represented the nec plus ultra of dramatic art, were idols with feet of clay."
Apr 01, 2012 01:47PM
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"Do you really mean to tell me that, with an education at three francs a month, you can become a Corneille, a Racine, a Voltaire?" "If I became one of these three men, I should merely be what another had been, and it wouldn't be worth it." "So you're going to do better than they, you mean?" "I'll do something different." (And thank God he did!)
Apr 01, 2012 12:32PM
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