Alexandre Dumas fils

French author and playwright, 1824-1895

"Dumas was the son of Alexandre Dumas père, also a well-known playwright and author of classic works such as ""The Three Musketeers"". He received the best education possible at the Institution Goubaux and the Collège Bourbon. At that time, the law allowed the elder Dumas to take the illegitimate, but legally recognized, child away from his mother. Her agony inspired the younger Dumas to write about tragic female characters. He became best known for the romantic novel ""La Dame aux Camélias"" (The Lady of the Camellias), published in 1848, which was adapted into Giuseppe Verdi's opera ""La traviata"" (The Fallen Woman). Dumas fils was admitted to the Académie française (French Academy) in 1874."

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Dumas, Alexandre (fils)

Schriftsteller (1824-1895). Autograph letter signed. O. O. u. D. 2 ½ SS. 8vo.
$ 2,344 / 2.000 € (936539/BN936539)

In French, assessing a play he received.

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Dumas, Alexandre (fils)

French writer (1824-1895). "A Monsieur Gustave Rivet. Député". Partly autograph manuscript signed. No place. 4to. 88 pages.
$ 5,274 / 4.500 € (73832/BN47726)

Corrected proof of Dumas's letter addressed to Deputy Gustave Rivet, presenting important corrections and his signature; several pages are entirely handwritten. Interesting document on the origin and history of social legislation at the end of the 19th century. - Addenda: Two printed speeches at the Académie française by Raymond Poincaré (1909) and Henri-Robert (1924) and three printed poems by Élie Fourès, Fabre des Essarts and Maurice Boniface on the occasion of the inauguration of a monument for Dumas on the Place Malesherbes on 4 November 1883.

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