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The Black Count : glory, revolution, betrayal, and the real Count of Monte Cristo

Author: Tom Reiss; David Lindroth Inc.
Publisher: New York : Crown Trade, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the life and career of Thomas Alexandre Dumas, a man almost unknown today, but whose swashbuckling exploits appear in The three musketeers and whose trials and triumphs inspired The count of Monte Cristo.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Thomas Alexandre Dumas; Alexandre Dumas
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Reiss; David Lindroth Inc.
ISBN: 9780307382467 030738246X
OCLC Number: 793503467
Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winner, 2013.
Description: ix, 414 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue, part 1 : February 26, 1806 --
Prologue, part 2 : January 25, 2007 --
The sugar factory --
The Black Code --
Norman Conquest --
"No one is a slave in France" --
Americans in Paris --
Black Count in the City of Light --
A queen's dragoon --
Summers of revolution --
"Regeneration by blood" --
"The black heart also beats for liberty" --
"Mr. Humanity" --
The battle for the top of the world --
The bottom of the Revolution --
The siege --
The Black Devil --
Leader of the expedition --
"The delirium of his republicanism" --
Dreams on fire --
Prisoner of the Holy Faith Army --
"Citizeness Dumas...is worried about the fate of her husband" --
The dungeon --
Wait and hope --
The forgotten statue.
Responsibility: Tom Reiss ; [maps by David Lindroth Inc.].

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Explores the life and career of Thomas Alexandre Dumas, a man almost unknown today, but whose swashbuckling exploits appear in The three musketeers and whose trials and triumphs inspired The count of Monte Cristo.

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