Alexandre Dumas

Standard Name: Dumas, Alexandre,, père
Used Form: Alexandre Dumas the elder


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Education Mary McCarthy
Her time at at St Stephens and later at Annie Wright Episcopal Boarding Schoolwere marked by self discovery and intellectual growth, as she actively sought to broaden her horizons and challege her beliefs. She...
Education Margery Allingham
MA was a fluent reader and writer by the time she was seven years old.
Thorogood, Julia. Margery Allingham: A Biography. Heinmann.
She then attended various schools, except for a period of learning at home with a governess after she had...
Education Muriel Box
MB early learned to read for herself (with some help from Reading Without Tears, a mid-Victorian textbook by Favell Lee Bevan, later Mrs Mortimer ) because her parents were often too busy to satisfy...
Education Mary Agnes Hamilton
On holidays her father taught his children to shoot with arrows and to play on pipes which they had made themselves, to light fires, and boys and girls alike, how to row, to swim, to...
Family and Intimate relationships Harriett Jay
After his mother's death Buchanan continued to write, and he and HJ collaborated on a number of further plays. On 5 January 1899—shortly after their final production (an adaptation of Alexandre Dumas 's Les Demoiselles...
Family and Intimate relationships Violet Trefusis
Following this initial encounter, the two formerly isolated girls bonded over shared interests in Scott , Baudelaire , Dumas , Rostand 's Cyrano de Bergerac, and their own pedigrees.
Glendinning, Victoria. Vita. Penguin.
Souhami, Diana. Mrs. Keppel and Her Daughter. Flamingo.
Jullian, Philippe et al. Violet Trefusis: Life and Letters. Hamish Hamilton.
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Waters argues that MEB ought not to be condemned for clichés that she herself helped to establish. Rather we should examine them and the genre of the detective or sensation novel as an index of...
Literary responses Mary Elizabeth Braddon
The Athenæum continued its speculation on MEB 's gender by opining that this was not an appropriate book to issue from a female pen, and condemning it as an inadequate imitation of Alexandre Dumas ....
Literary responses Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
The Spectator, reviewing Gathered Leaves, called this story one of the most original and entrancing of short stories . . . . . It is a furiously romantic tale, yet purged of all...
Publishing Isabel Hill
After 1837 IH composed a drama based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas the elder about the Sicilian bandit Pascal Bruno. Though preparations were made for the play's performance, the production foundered, after bitter argument...
Textual Production Harriett Jay
By 10 November 1898 they had colllaborated on an adaptation of Alexandre Dumas 's play Les Demoiselles de Saint-Cyr as the romantic comedy Two Little Maids from School (its title adapted from a song in...
Textual Production Fanny Kemble
Plays by F.A. Kemble appeared, subtitled An English Tragedy. A Play in Five Acts. Mary Stuart , translated from the German of Schiller . Mademoiselle de Belle Isle, translated from the French of Alexandre Dumas
Textual Production Mary Russell Mitford
Even after her father's death lifted the pressing need for earnings, MRM edited a collection for young readers of fiction by Dumas the elder.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder.
Textual Production Vita Sackville-West
By the following year she was writing: not only a diary, and soon an extensive correspondence, but also poetry (not about adolescent feelings but about places and historical characters); long, romantic, historical novels in the...
Textual Production Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde
In the year her first child was born, Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde , translated under her married name Alexandre Dumas the elder's The Glacier Land, about his travels in Switzerland.
British Library Catalogue.
Thesing, William B., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 199. Gale Research.
199: 301
Melville, Joy. Mother of Oscar. John Murray.
The Athenaeum Index of Reviews and Reviewers: 1830-1870.
1298 (11 September 1852): 968-70


Between March 1844 and August 1845: The hugely prolific Alexandre Dumas published...

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Between March 1844 and August 1845

The hugely prolific Alexandre Dumas published not only his best-known novel, The Three Musketeers, but also The Count of Monte-Cristo, Twenty Years After, and La Reine Margot.


Kemble, Fanny et al. Plays. Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, and Green, 1863.
Dumas, Alexandre. The Glacier Land. Translator Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde, Simms and M’Intyre, 1852.