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Subject: Alexandre Dumas
Date Posted: 2/6/2010 6:13 PM ET
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I found something interesting at the thrift store today. It's an old biographical novel about Alexandre Dumas! I thought that was cool since we'd been discussing him lately and I didn't know there had been any fiction written about Dumas.

The title is "King Of Paris" by Guy Endore, published in 1956.

Some of the description:

"Guy Endore has told Dumas's story in the high romantic style, much as Dumas himself wrote. This book teems with wit, romance, adventure, sex, history, sentiment, hundreds of superbly told anecdotes, and a throng of lovable and unlovable characters. It is skillfully woven to dramatize the conflict between Dumas and his son and it builds to a climax destined to have hundreds of thousands of readers on the edges of their chairs. "

Has anyone heard of this one? I haven't even looked for reviews yet.

Date Posted: 2/6/2010 6:55 PM ET
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OOooh, that does sound good. After you read it, you'll have to be our resident Dumas expert!

Date Posted: 2/7/2010 9:56 AM ET
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The 3 reviews on Amazon were all 5s -- then I saw that it was the same review posted three times -- but the reader really, really liked the book. Sounds good -- you'll have to let us know what you think.

Date Posted: 2/7/2010 12:39 PM ET
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That does sound interesting.

Date Posted: 7/11/2010 4:21 PM ET
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I foresee major time suck, but I just stumbled across this Dumas site that has the old images from his books available on line. Hard to tell what every title is though as it's in French....

http://www.cadytech.com/dumas/galerie.php

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Date Posted: 7/11/2010 4:58 PM ET
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I think Sundays were ment for blissful exploration of such sites Cathy! cheeky  Very cool I love illustrations in old books.

Date Posted: 7/11/2010 7:05 PM ET
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I love them as well. I scanned some images of mom's old Nancy drew books (among others) and posted them on my blog. I intend to do the same with her old OZ books from the 30's. Gorgeous stuff.