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Alexandre Dumas was born in July 1802, in Villers-Cotterêt, Aisne, France, as Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie. He is one of the most well-known French playwrights and novelists, best remembered for The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.
Dumas was a prolific writer who penned numerous essays, short stories, serialized novels, and plays. His literary career began after he started working for Louis Philippe, the Duke of Orléans. He made his own literary debut at the stage at Comédie-Française with plays like Henry III and His Court (1829), Byronic Antony (1831), The Tower of Nesle (1832), and Kean (1836).
Alexandre Dumas died in December 1870, at Puys, near Dieppe, France. He was buried in the cemetery in Villers-Cotterêt. In the year 2002, however, his remains were shifted to the Pantheon in Paris where he now rests with other French luminaries like Victor Hugo, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Voltaire, and Émile Zola.
Books by Alexandre Dumas
The Man In The Iron Mask
It has been eight years since Philippe was captured and locked in the prison of Bastille. He lang...