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May 22, 2012 Cottageunderhill rated it liked it
A definitely well done biography on the life and works of Alexandre Dumas. The prose was excellent and wove a story on the life of one of the classical French authors, who is still able to enchant people today. Biggest surprise: Alexandre was half black! I guess I always assumed since he was French, that he was white. How horrid of me! Such an interesting family history. And, I must say it would have been awesome to have met the man in person. He seemed like such a jovial fellow with a sarcastic ...more
Absolutely fantastic, rip-roaring biography which shows how Dumas's life was just as much of an adventure as any of the stories he wrote. Worth reading for a million reasons, some of which I mentioned in the comments I made while reading this. If you love classic authors, adventure, history, France, or just Dumas himself, get this and read it.
So much fun to read, almost as good as a Dumas novel. Although the author could have been more critical, he certainly did his research. Perhaps now, 40 years on, more is known now about Dumas's life, but this book is certainly a good introduction.