A Brilliant Birthday History for the Brilliant Alexandre Dumas


Light some candles and eat some cake! The originator of two of my favorite classic works of literature was born today.

“The Three Musketeers,” and “The Count of Monte Cristo,” have both been heralded for generations. Each has earned time on the silver screen with roles being played by various actors. But nothing quite captures the literary prowess of the author like the books themselves (of course).

Dumas wrote many other works, but like all greats, there are the ones that shine through and light the way for all time. I don’t care if you study Dumas or his heritage, although he has quite an interesting tale himself (as does his father), but if you haven’t yet cracked open a copy of 1 or both of these intense stories, please do so this weekend, this month, or at least in this lifetime.

You won’t regret it. Don’t believe me? Read more in my latest Litreactor feature: https://litreactor.com/columns/a-brilliant-birthday-history-for-the-brilliant-alexandre-dumas

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