The black count : Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo (Pulitzer Prize for Biography). / Tom Reiss.
View other formats and editions
- ISBN: 9780307952950 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2012.
By the author of the internationally bestselling biography The Orientalist, The Black Count brings to life one of history's great forgotten heroes: a man almost unknown today yet with a personal story that is strikingly familiar. His swashbuckling exploits appear in The Three Musketeers, and his triumphs and ultimate tragic fate inspired The Count of Monte Cristo. His name is Alex Dumas. Father of the novelist Alexandre Dumas, Alex has become, through his son's books, the model for a captivating modern protagonist: the wronged man in search of justice.Born to a black slave mother and a fugitive white French nobleman in Saint-Domingue (present-day Haiti), Alex Dumas was briefly sold into bondage but then made his way to Paris where he was schooled as a sword-fighting member of the French aristocracy. He was only 32 when he was given command of 53,000 men, the reward for series of triumphs that many regarded as impossible, and...
Electronic reproduction. New York : Crown, 2012. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 3592 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Search for related items by subject
African American Nonfiction.