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History (various) The Black Count (The real Count of Monte Cristo)
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- ISBN: 9780099575139
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The Three Musketeers! The Count of Monte Cristo! The stories of courseare fiction. But here a prize-winning author shows us that the inspiration forthe swashbuckling stories was, in fact, Dumas's own father, Alex - the sonof a marquis and a black slave... He achieved a giddy ascent from privatein the Dragoons to the rank of general; an outsider who had grown upamong slaves, he was all for Liberty and Equality.
Alex Dumas was thestuff of legend' Daily MailSo how did such this extraordinary man get erased by history? Why arethere no statues of `Monsieur Humanity' as his troops called him? The Black Count uncovers what happened and the role Napoleon played in Dumas's downfall. By walking the same ground as Dumas - from Haiti tothe Pyramids, Paris to the prison cell at Taranto - Reiss, like the novelistbefore him, triumphantly resurrects this forgotten hero.
|Series||History (various)||Title||The Black Count (The real Count of Monte Cristo)|
|Publication Date||April 2013||Authors||Tom Reiss|
|Inspection Copy||No||Delivery||Out of stock - expected on 13/02/2023 if you order today|
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