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Alexandre Dumas (also known as Dumas père) (1802-1870) was one of the most famous French writers of the 19th century. Dumas is best known for the historical novels The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo, both written within the space of two years, 1844-45, and which belong to the foundation works of popular culture. He was among the first, along with Honoré de Balzac and Eugène Sue, who fully used the possibilities of roman feuilleton, the serial novel. Dumas is credited with revitalizing the historical novel in France, although his abilities as a writer were under dispute from the beginning. Dumas' works are fast-paced adventure tales that blend history and fiction, but on the other hand, they are entangled, melodramatic, and actually not faithful to the historical facts. Alexandre Dumas was born in Villes-Cotterêts. His grandfather was a French nobleman, who had settled in Santo Domingo; his paternal grandmother, Marie-Cessette, was an Afro-Caribbean, who had been a black slave in the then French colony. Dumas' father was a general in Napoleon's army, who had fallen out of favor. After his death in 1806 the family lived in poverty. Dumas worked as a notary's clerk and went in 1823 to Paris to find work. Due to his elegant handwriting he secured a position with the Duc d'Orléans - later King Louis Philippe. He also found his place in theater and as a publisher of some obscure magazines. An illegitimate son called Alexandre Dumas fils, whose mother, Marie-Catherine Labay, was a dressmaker, was born in 1824. Dumas fils gained fame with his novel The Lady of the Camillas, in which a fallen girl, the heroine, gives up her lover rather than see him become a social outcast.

    

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August 2016 : Hardback
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Title: Joseph Balsamo
Author(s): Alexandre Dumas
ISBN: 1-372-51902-5 / 978-1-372-51902-4
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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March 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Joseph Balsamo
Author(s): Alexandre Dumas
ISBN: 1-4978-9031-4 / 978-1-4978-9031-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
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September 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Joseph Balsamo
Author(s): Alexandre Dumas
ISBN: 1-169-80281-8 / 978-1-169-80281-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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May 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Joseph Balsamo
Author(s): Alexandre Dumas
ISBN: 1-161-37132-X / 978-1-161-37132-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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August 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: JOSEPH BALSAMO
Author(s): Alexandre Dumas
ISBN: 0-554-42373-1 / 978-0-554-42373-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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September 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Joseph Balsamo
Author(s): Alexandre Dumas
ISBN: 1-4344-8863-2 / 978-1-4344-8863-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wildside Press
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Paperback Editions

August 2016 : Paperback
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Title: Joseph Balsamo
Author(s): Alexandre 1802-1870 Dumas
ISBN: 1-372-51901-7 / 978-1-372-51901-7
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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March 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Joseph Balsamo
Author(s): Alexandre Dumas
ISBN: 1-4981-0503-3 / 978-1-4981-0503-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
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July 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Joseph Balsamo (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): Alexandre Dumas
ISBN: 1-4510-0072-3 / 978-1-4510-0072-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forgotten Books
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January 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Joseph Balsamo
Author(s): Alexandre Dumas
ISBN: 1-290-19930-2 / 978-1-290-19930-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HardPress Publishing
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Joseph Balsamo
Author(s): Alexandre Dumas
ISBN: 1-162-58798-9 / 978-1-162-58798-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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August 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Joseph Balsamo
Author(s): Alexandre Dumas
ISBN: 1-177-61269-0 / 978-1-177-61269-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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February 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Joseph Balsamo
Author(s): Alexandre Dumas, Auguste Maquet
ISBN: 1-146-09863-4 / 978-1-146-09863-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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August 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: JOSEPH BALSAMO
Author(s): Alexandre Dumas
ISBN: 0-554-42376-6 / 978-0-554-42376-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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August 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: JOSEPH BALSAMO
Author(s): Alexandre Dumas
ISBN: 0-554-42371-5 / 978-0-554-42371-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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August 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: JOSEPH BALSAMO
Author(s): Alexandre Dumas
ISBN: 0-554-42380-4 / 978-0-554-42380-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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August 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Joseph Balsamo
Author(s): Alexandre Dumas
ISBN: 1-60096-115-0 / 978-1-60096-115-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Waking Lion Press
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February 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Joseph Balsamo
Author(s): Alexandre Dumas
ISBN: 1-60096-635-7 / 978-1-60096-635-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Classic Books Library
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February 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Joseph Balsamo
Author(s): Alexandre Dumas
ISBN: 1-60096-940-2 / 978-1-60096-940-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Boomer Books
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September 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Joseph Balsamo
Author(s): Alexandre Dumas
ISBN: 1-4344-8862-4 / 978-1-4344-8862-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wildside Press
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February 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Joseph Balsamo
Author(s): Alexandre Dumas
ISBN: 0-7661-3937-9 / 978-0-7661-3937-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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May 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Joseph Balsamo
Author(s): Alexandre Dumas
ISBN: 1-58963-224-9 / 978-1-58963-224-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: International Law & Taxation
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October 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: Joseph Balsamo
Author(s): Alexandre Dumas, Claude Schopp
ISBN: 0-685-73294-0 / 978-0-685-73294-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: French & European Pubns
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Kindle Editions

December 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Joseph Balsamo
Author(s): Alexandre Dumas
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