The Black Count

    The Black Count

    Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo

    Tom Reiss

    Crown 2012

    Hardback 430pp

    9780307382467   Product Code: 17094

    Tom Reiss brings to life one of history's forgotten heroes: General Alex Dumas (1762-1806), father of Alexandre Dumas and the man whose swashbuckling exploits appear in The Three Musketeers and whose triumphs and trials inspired The Count of Monte Cristo. Born to a black slave and a white French nobleman in Saint-Dominque (Haiti), Dumas went to Paris, was schooled as an aristocratic swordsman and rose in the revolutionary army to command 50,000 men. American cut pages. Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.

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