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alexandre dumas

  • n  French writer remembered for his swashbuckling historical tales (1802-1870)
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  • Books: Julie Kavanagh’s “The Girl Who Loved Camellias” review.
    The great French courtesan Marie Duplessis was muse to Alexandre Dumas fils and Franz Liszt, and, via Dumas, Verdi’s inspiration for “La Traviata.” Fleeing a dreadful childhood in Normandy, Duplessis bounced from job to job—maid, laundress, apprentice at an umbrella shop—before arriving . . . (Subscription required.)
    July 29, 2013 - The New Yorker

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