Alexandre Dumas’ handwritten draft of The Count of Monte Cristo
Our Dumas 150th Anniversary design celebrates the great lion of French literature, Alexandre Dumas.
The front cover features a handwritten draft of The Count of Monte Cristo and the back cover shows an illustration of the prison where the Count was jailed. Today,
Dumas remains among the world’s most widely read authors.
Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the great lion of French literature, Alexandre Dumas (1802–1870), we are honoured to release this Special Edition series featuring a handwritten draft of The Count of Monte Cristo.
A novelist and playwright, Dumas was a prominent figure within the Romantic movement. He was known for his historical novels of high adventure, and The Count of Monte Cristo (1844–1845) and The Three Musketeers (1844) were two of his most celebrated works. By the end of his career,
Dumas had published over one hundred thousand pages.
As one of the world’s most widely read French authors, Dumas was unique in his craft, touching on various mediums.
He began his career with playwriting, founding the Theatre Historique in Paris in 1846 where the majority of his work was performed.
Dumas later moved on to magazine articles and travel books and in 1861 founded and published the newspaper L’Indipendente, which supported the Italian unification effort.
PAGE COUNT:240 Pages
Satin ribbon marker (grandes have two)