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Finding Monte Cristo : Alexandre Dumas and the French Atlantic world

Author: Eric Martone
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) faced racial prejudice in his homeland of France and constantly strove to find a sense of belonging. "Monte Cristo" symbolized this elusive quest. Exiled to the margins of society, 19th and 20th century black intellectuals from the Caribbean and Africa drew on Dumas' work and celebrity to renegotiate their full acceptance as French citizens"--
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Named Person: Alexandre Dumas; Alexandre Dumas
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Martone
ISBN: 9781476673202 1476673209
OCLC Number: 1020467227
Description: ix, 204 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. "Black skin, white masks" in nineteenth-century France: Alexandre Dumas and his experiences as an exotic other, 1829-1870 --
2. A hero of assimilation: Alexandre Dumas and the French Caribbean, 1848-1930 --
3. Creating a local black identity in a global context: Alexandre Dumas as an African American lieu de mémoire, 1840-1930 --
4. Forgetting Alexandre Dumas: négritude and the French Caribbean and Africa in the mid-twentieth century, 1930-1970 --
5. Alexandre Dumas Métissé: celebrating Dumas as symbol of a diverse France, 1946-2002.
Responsibility: Eric Martone.

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During his lifetime, the biracial French writer Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870), grandson of a Caribbean slave, faced forms of racial prejudice in France. He constantly strove to find a place where he  Read more...

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