Tag Archives: Alexandre Dumas

The real Monte Cristo

Général Alexandre Dumas, XIXesiècle Olivier Pichat Musée Alexandre Dumas, Villers-Cotterëts The father of Alexandre Dumas (Père), famous author of The Count of Monte Cristo and of The Three Musketeers, was the son of a French nobleman and a black Caribbean slave. During the turmoil of the French Revolution, Alex Dumas, for that was the name […]

A corpse with living eyes

Monsieur Noirtier was sitting in a wheelchair, in front of a large mirror, so that without attempting to move, which would have been impossible, he could see the whole apartment. Motionless as a corpse, he greeted his children with bright intelligent eyes . . . Sight and hearing were the only senses remaining; and it […]