Alexander Dumas, the father, was a man who possessed not only incredible talent and creative genius, but also a surprisingly hardworking disposition. During his life (1802-1870 gg.) He gave the world over five hundred volumes. The contribution to this man’s literature is truly admirable.
The list of works by Alexander Dumas - his father is so great that envious people talked about the fact that for the author a whole team of "literary slaves" is trying. However, there has never been evidence of this. And contemporaries spoke of him as an incredibly capable person.
In addition to the number of published works, Dumas the father was far ahead of most writers in the quality of his creations. And the many genres in which the author worked are truly impressive.
The list of works by Alexander Dumas the father can be divided into several main ones: cycles, historical novels, travel notes, plays. The main attention of the author was focused on writing historical and adventure novels.
Perhaps, the cycle “Three Musketeers” can rightfully be considered the most famous from the list of works by Dumas the Father. Who did not read the adventures of the brave friends of D'artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis?
The first book was published in 1844, and the last in 1847. The cycle consists of three works:
1844 - a novel about the adventures of friends "Three Musketeers";
1845 - continuation of the novel "Twenty Years Later";
1847 - the last work of Dumas the father of the brave four "Viscount de Brazhelon, or Ten years later."
The story of Henry of Navarre is a classic trilogy and includes:
1845 - the first novel "Queen Margot";
1846 - the second part of the Countess de Monsoro trilogy;
1847 is the final part of the Forty Five cycle.
The cycle, which fans dubbed "Regency," consists of two novels:
The list of works by Dumas continues the cycle "French Revolution" , or as it is also called, "Memoirs of a doctor . " It consists of the following novels:
"Joseph Balsamo", was published in 1846-48;
“Necklace for the Queen” (supposedly 1849-50);
“Countess de Charny” (published from 1853 to 1855);
“Ange Pitu” (saw the world in 1853);
"Chevalier de Maison-Rouge" was released in 1845 and is the final in the cycle.
At the same time, the author simultaneously begins to work on a new cycle of novels for his reader, entitled “16th Century” . The cycle consists of 4 legendary works:
a novel called Ascanio was written by the author around 1843;
the novel “The Page of the Duke of Savoy” appeared in 1852;
the work “Two Diana” was published back in 1846;
“Prediction” ends the list of works by Dumas the father from the cycle “16th century”.
A series of the Great French Revolution was begun by the author as a historical one. Dumas had a weakness for great achievements and people, and simply could not ignore the revolutionary movement.
Each of Dumas' works is a literary pearl. The most famous:
- Ashbourne Pastor;
- "Last payment";
- "God disposes";
- Countess of Salisbury;
- "Giovanna of Naples";
- "Princess of Monaco";
- "Captain Paul";
- "Don Bernardo de Zuniga";
- "Marquis's daughter";
- "Marriage of Dad Oliphus";
- "Women's War";
- Gabriel Lambert
- "Epstein Castle";
- "Yakov Bezukhiy";
- "Isabella of Bavaria";
- "Queen of voluptuousness";
- "Isaac Lacedaem";
- "Two Queens";
- "Confession of the favorite";
- "Exa Waters";
- "Captain Arena";
- "Night in Florence";
- "Captain La Jonquiere";
- "The Mysterious Doctor";
- "Captain Pamphil";
- "Notes of the policeman";
- "Black Tulip";
- Louise San Felice
- "The story of my animals";
- "Madame de Chamblet";
- Monsignor Gaston Phoeb;
- "Mohicans from Paris";
- "Hope is the last to die";
- "Fiery island";
- "Poison of jealousy";
- "Olympia of Cleves";
- "Madame Lafargue";
- Oton Archer;
- "The leader of the wolves";
- "Waterfowl hunter";
- The Red Sphinx;
- Pascal Bruno
- "Confession of the Marquise";
- Emma Lyonne;
- "Waltz invitation";
- "The Adventures of Captain Marion";
- Pierre de Giac;
- "Parisians and provincials";
- "Young Musketeers";
- "Blessed Consiance";
- "The son of a convict";
- Marquise d'Hesquoman;
- "Pepin Short";
- "A novel about Violetta";
- "Edward the Third";
- "Corsican Brothers";
- "Prussian Terror";
- "Richard Darlington";
- "Bastard de Moleon";
- "Louis 13 and Richelieu";
- "The Adventures of Liderik";
- The Garibaldians
- "Robin Hood - King of the Robbers."
The list of works by Dumas the Father is rich in chronological works on the historical events of France. The author enthusiastically investigated the history and the role of man in it. He was especially fascinated by important politicians.
Among the works you can find scientific research, such as:
- "Karl the Bold";
- "The last king of the French";
- "Gaul and France";
- "Louis XIV and his century";
- "Henry IV";
- "The Road to Varennes";
- "Drama of the 93rd year";
- "Joan of Arc";
- "Louis XVI and the Revolution";
- "Robin Hood in Exile";
- "Robin Hood";
- "Louis XV and his court";
In the Dumas list of works, readers often ignore the author’s magnificent travels. But it is these stories that seem especially lively, because they were written by the author under the impression of his own wanderings.
Works from a series of travel notes are presented below:
- "In Russia";
- "Happy Arabia";
- “Fifteen days in the Sinai”;
- “From Paris to Cadiz”;
- "In Switzerland";
- "South of France";
- “Vila Palmieri”;
- "Year in Florence";
- "Walks along the banks of the Rhine."
As mentioned earlier, the author did not stop at a particular genre. From the memoirs of contemporaries, it becomes clear that the writer was in a continuous creative search. A worthy place in the list of works by Dumas is occupied by the plays:
- "Inmates of the house of Saint-Cyr";
- "Keen, genius and immorality";
- The Musketeers;
- "Napoleon, or 30 years of the history of France";
- "Nelskaya tower";
- "Hunting and love";
- "Teresa Teresa";
Alexander Dumas son
The list of works by Dumas the son is somewhat smaller than his famous ancestor. However, it is worth noting that he is no less valuable in his contribution to the world, and especially French literature.
Younger Alexander Dumas at an early age begins his writing career, and at the age of 18 he published his famous collection of poems, called "Sins of Youth". At the beginning of his career, he wanted to be different from his father. But later he returns to his work, and this influence can be traced in prose.
Stories and plays
However, later the young man releases a series of small plays, short stories, short stories and novels in prose:
- "The novel of one woman";
- "Doctor Servan";
- “The Adventures of 4 Women and a Parrot”;
- "Lady with Pearls."
But the real popularity came to the young author, when the list of works by Dumas son was replenished with the famous work “Lady with Camellias”.
Initially, the work was conceived as a novel, but in the process it became a famous play. She was an overwhelming success, after which other similar creations of Dumas were not called psychological or social.
“Lady with Camellias” could not appear on the scene soon. Faced with a heated rebuff from censorship, Alexander Dumas, the son, was forced to defend the play in front of a whole collection of censors. She was called immoral, not meeting the high standards of social norms and morality.
In 1852, Alexander Dumas still managed to prevail, and for the first time the play became a theatrical production, which won the applause and success of the audience. Giuseppe Verdi, based on her motives, writes her famous opera, La Traviata. It is also known that the character of the main character was taken from life by Alexander Dumas, his lover Marie was the prototype.
After the overwhelming success of “Ladies with Camellias”, no less famous and popular plays by Alexander Dumas-son are published:
- "Diana de Lis";
- "Money issue";
- “Illegitimate son”;
- “The Prodigal Father”;
- "Friend of women";
- "Views of Madame Obre";
- "Princess Georges";
- "The wife of Claudius";
- "Mr. Alphonse";
- Baghdad Princess
- The Marquis de Wilmer.
Two plays by A. Dumas, unfortunately many fans, did not have time to finish, and they remained unfinished.
Also, Alexander Dumas the son was very fascinated by the field of journalism and social problems in society. Impressed by what is happening around, he publishes his famous brochures and pamphlets:
- “Letters on the Malice of the Day”;
- “Women who kill and women who vote” and others.
Thus, a pamphlet was widely publicized, in which Dumas supported a young aristocrat who beat his wife after she cheated on him with her lover. The author expressed a position on the need to punish unfaithful spouses.