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

Author: Tom Reiss
Publisher: London : Harvill Secker, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Who was the real Count of Monte Cristo? In this extraordinary biography, Tom Reiss traces the almost unbelievable life of the man who inspired not only Monte Cristo, but all three of the Musketeers: the novelist's own father. Born in St Dominigue in 1762, the son of a French nobleman and a sugar plantation slave, General Alexandre Dumas did not have an auspicious start in life. Things got worse when his father sold  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Military history
Named Person: Thomas Alexandre Dumas; Alexandre Dumas; Alexandre Dumas; Thomas Alexandre Dumas
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Reiss
ISBN: 9781846556623 1846556627
OCLC Number: 810904889
Description: ix, 414 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Tom Reiss.

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Traces the almost unbelievable life of the man who inspired not only Monte Cristo, but all three of the Musketeers: the novelist's own father.  Read more...

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"A highly enjoyable mingling of scholarship and sleuthing." Paul Theroux "A wonderous tale, beautifully told...mesmerising, poignant and almost incredible." New York Times

 
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