Alexandre Dumas, pere (father), is how this writer is often described. His son, Alexandre Dumas, fils (son), was one of the leading French playwrights of the 19th century.
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Alexandre Dumas is born in Villers-Cotterets, France
The man who wrote The Three Musketeers and other literary classics first dabbled in plays and magazine articles, many of which were well received by theatergoers and readers. In fact, some of Alexandre Dumas’ best-known works, including Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo, were serialized in magazines before they were published as novels.
Dumas was a literary superstar at the peak of his career and his name became synonymous with the adventure-packed historical novels at which he excelled. More importantly, no French writer since has been read by more people around the world than he.