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Alexandre dumas french ppt


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Alexandre Dumas - The Famous French Writer .

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Alexandre dumas french ppt

  1. 1. PREPARED BY : Upvita Pandey
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION Alexandre Dumas (1802- 1870) was a French writer. He is mostly recognized for his historical novels. He is also one of the most widely read French authors in the world. His most notable works are The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo and The Man in the Iron Mask
  3. 3. Alexandre Dumas  Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie (later known as Alexander Dumas) was born in Villers-Cotterêts in the department of Aisne, in Picardy, France.  On 24th July 1802.  His father was Thomas-Alexandre Dumas , general under Napoleon Bonaparte.  At an early age Dumas was been associated with the wars and nationalisms.  He was a part of 1848 revolution of France.
  4. 4. Writing Career In 1822, Dumas moved to Paris and immersed himself in literature. He began writing plays, both comedies and dramas. Dumas's Romantic style—often compared to that of his contemporary and rival, Victor Hugo—proved to be exceptionally popular.
  5. 5. His Notable Works  Dumas was a prolific writer of essays, short stories and novels, as well as plays and travelogues. He achieved widespread success with the novels The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers, initially published as serials.  These novels made Dumas a household name in France and a popular author throughout much of Europe.
  6. 6. Most Famous Quotes
  7. 7. Passion blinds the most correct minds - The Count of Monte Cristo
  8. 8. - The Man in the Iron Mask
  9. 9. His Earning With the money he earned from publishing his novels, Dumas purchased land and built the Château de Monte Cristo in Port Marly, Yvelines, France. This home (which is now a museum) was intended to be a sanctuary for the author, and he spent much of his time writing and entertaining there before debt overtook him, forcing him to sell the property. He fled to Belgium in 1851, and later to Russia, to evade creditors. Dumas continued to publish books, including travel books on Russia, during his period of exile
  10. 10. Personal Life  Dumas had a son, also named Alexandre, with Marie Laure Catherine Labay.  His son followed in his literary footsteps. In 1840, Dumas married actress Ida Ferrier, but continued his affairs with other women.  He had at least one daughter, Marie Alexandrine, out of wedlock, and dated much younger women in his old age.
  11. 11. DEATH Dumas died on December 5, 1870, at his son's home in Puys, France. He was buried in the cemetery of Villers- Cotterêts. In 2002, his body was moved to the Panthéon in Paris, where Dumas rests among such other French literary greats as Émile Zola, Victor Hugo and Jean- Jacques Rousseau. Tomb of Alexandre Dumas at the Panthéon in Paris