Alexandre Dumas

(1802 - 1870 / Villers-Cotterêts, France)

Alexandre Dumas
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Alexandre Dumas (born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie, 24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870), also known as Alexandre Dumas, père, was a French writer, best known for his historical novels of high adventure. Translated into nearly 100 languages, these have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of his novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne were originally published as serials. His novels have been adapted since the early twentieth century for nearly 200 films. Dumas' last novel, The Knight of Sainte-Hermine, unfinished at his death, was completed by a scholar and published in 2005, becoming a... more »

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  • ''Business? it's quite simple: it's other people's money.''
    Alexandre Dumas (1824-1895), French dramatist. Giraud, in La Question d'Argent, act 2, sc. 7 (1857).
  • ''All for one and one for all.''
    Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870), French dramatist. Musketeers' motto, in The Three Musketeers, ch. 9 (1844).
  • ''Look for the woman!
    [Cherchez la femme!]''
    Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870), French dramatist. The Mohicans of Paris, vol. 3, ch. 10 (1854-1855). The phrase, which is used to imply that a myster...
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