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Alexandre Dumas

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"On what slender threads do life and fortune hang"Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantes is confined to the grim fortress of If. There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo and he becomes determined not only to escape, but also to unearth the treasure and …

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The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel by French author Alexandre Dumas completed in 1844. It is one of the author's most popular works, along with The Three Musketeers. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet. The story takes place …

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Combines the original stories behind the noted Christmas ballet--a German tale from 1816, and a French reworking of the story of Marie and her nutcracker from 1845.

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The Queen's Necklace is a novel by Alexandre Dumas that was published in 1849 and 1850. It is loosely based on the Affair of the Diamond Necklace, an episode involving fraud and royal scandal that made headlines at the court of Louis XVI in the 1780s.

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