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Publication Order of Three Musketeers / d'Artagnan Romances Books

The Three Musketeers (1844)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Red Sphinx (1844)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twenty Years After (1845)Description / Buy at Amazon
Louise de La Vallière (1845)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vicomte de Bragelonne (1847)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ten Years Later (1847)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man in the Iron Mask (1850)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Royal (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Last Valois Books

Marguerite de Valois (1845)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chichot the Jester (1846)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Forty Five Guardsmen (1847)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Horoscope (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of The Last Valois Books

The Horoscope(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marguerite de Valois(1845)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chichot the Jester(1846)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Forty Five Guardsmen(1847)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Marie Antoinette Romances Books

The Knight of Maison-Rouge (1845)Description / Buy at Amazon
Joseph Balsamo (1846)Description / Buy at Amazon
Taking the Bastile (1846)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Queen's Necklace (1850)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Countess de Charny (1853)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of The Marie Antoinette Romances Books

Joseph Balsamo(1846)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Queen's Necklace(1850)Description / Buy at Amazon
Taking the Bastile(1846)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Countess de Charny(1853)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Knight of Maison-Rouge(1845)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Sainte-Hermine Cycle Books

The Companions of Jehu (1857)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Whites and the Blues (1867)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Cavalier (1870)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Tales of Robin Hood Books

The Prince of Thieves (1862)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Outlaw (1863)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Captain Paul (1838)Description / Buy at Amazon
Captain Pamphile (1839)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fencing Master (1840)Description / Buy at Amazon
Castle Eppstein (1843)Description / Buy at Amazon
Georges (1843)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Conspirators (1843)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ascanio, Vol. I (1843)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ascanio, Vol. 2 (1843)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Women's War / The War of Women (1844)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nutcracker (By: Adrienne Segur) (1844)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Corsican Brothers (1844)Description / Buy at Amazon
La Reine Margot / Queen Margot (1845)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Count of Monte Cristo (1845)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Regent's Daughter (1845)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Two Dianas (1846)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horror At Fontenay (1849)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Tulip (1850)Description / Buy at Amazon
Olympe de Clèves (1852)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Page of the Duke of Savoy (1854)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mohicans of Paris (1854)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wolf-Leader (1857)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Crimes of the Marquise de Brinvilliers and Others (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Short Stories By Alexandre Dumas, Ten Volumes in One (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Plays

Antony (1831)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charles VII at the Homes of His Great Vassals (1831)Description / Buy at Amazon
Napoleon Bonaparte (1840)Description / Buy at Amazon
Edmund Kean, Or, The Life Of An Actor (1857)Description / Buy at Amazon
Urbain Grandier and the Devils of Loudon (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gold Thieves (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Napoleon (1865)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Memoirs of a Physician (1893)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Celebrated Crimes of History (1895)Description / Buy at Amazon
Celebrated Crimes of the Russian Court (1905)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Journal of Madame Giovanni (1944)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alexandre Dumas' Adventures in Spain (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alexandre Dumas' Adventures in Caucasia (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Memoirs (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Honoré de Balzac Short Story Collections

After Dinner Stories from Balzac (By: Honoré de Balzac) (1832)Description / Buy at Amazon
The King's Sweetheart, The Maid of Thilouse, and The Reproach (By: Honoré de Balzac) (1832)Description / Buy at Amazon
Juana, and the Red Inn (By: Honoré de Balzac) (1833)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Napolean of the People and El Verdugo (By: Honoré de Balzac,Ellen Marriage,Clara Bell) (1833)Description / Buy at Amazon
Massimilla Doni and Le Chef D'Oeuvre Inconnu (By: Honoré de Balzac) (1839)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of the Napoleonic Era (By: Honoré de Balzac) (1841)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Tragedy by the Sea and Other Stories (By: Honoré de Balzac) (1842)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Marriage Settlement, And, Modeste Mignon: And Other Stories (By: Honoré de Balzac) (1844)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Member For Arcis, The Seamy Side Of History, And Other Stories Part 2 (By: George Saintsbury,Honoré de Balzac) (1847)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Atheist's Mass, and Other Stories (By: Honoré de Balzac) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ten Droll Tales (By: Honoré de Balzac) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Domestic Peace (By: Honoré de Balzac) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Commission in Lunacy, and Pierre Grassou (By: Honoré de Balzac) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Exiles, and Other Short Stories (By: Honoré de Balzac,Clara Ball) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Celibates And Other Stories (By: George Saintsbury,Honoré de Balzac,Clara Bell) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
At The Sign Of The Cat And Racket / The Ball At Sceaux / The Purse / Madame Firmiani / Pierrette (By: Honoré de Balzac) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Honore de Balzac, Vol. 8: Provincial Life (By: Honoré de Balzac) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Magic Skin. the Hidden Masterpiece (By: Honoré de Balzac) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Country Parsonand Albert Savaron (By: Honoré de Balzac) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chouans; The Gondreville Mystery, and Other Stories (By: Honoré de Balzac) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Impressions De Voyage Books

Publication Order of Anthologies

100 Crooked Little Crime Stories(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vampires(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Werewolf Megapack(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Greatest Books of All Time #4(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Realm of the Impossible(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
100 Books You Must Read Before You Die Vol. 1(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
100 Eternal Masterpieces of Literature - volume 1(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Alexandre Dumas is one of the well known and celebrated authors who is best known for his successful novels based on the historical adventure, fiction, and romance genres. Some of his most famous works include The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Author Dumas was born on 24th July 1802 in Villers-Cotterets, France as Dumas Davy de Pailleterie. He changed his last name to Dumas, which he adopted from his grandmother who used to work as a Haitian slave. Over the course of his life, he went on to establish himself as one of the most celebrated authors of France. Author Dumas is quite popular for writing down a number of historical adventure novels and plays. He died at the peak of his writing career on December 5, 1870 at the age of 68. Dumas breathed his last in Puys, France. As a child, Dumas was born to General Thomas-Alexandre Davy de Pailleterie and Marie Louise Labouret. His family adopted the last name from Dumas’s enslaved grandmother named Marie-Casette Dumas.

When author Dumas’s father was enlisted in the army of Napoleon, he took the last name Dumas and was also called with the nickname ‘Black Devil’ by his fellow army men. At the age of 31, Alexandre’s father became a general in the European army. Later, he had a disagreement with Napoleon on the issue of the Egyptian campaign and as a result, he was imprisoned for a period of 2 years. He died just after his release and due to this, Alexandre’s mother had to work very hard in order to provide for his education and upbringing. She made him attend the Abbe Gregoire School, but he left it midway and began working as an assistant to a local notary. In the year 1822, author Alexandre Dumas relocated to Paris and got indulged in literature. Initially, he began working as a scribe for King Louis Philippe at the time of the 1830 revolution. With the passage of time, Alexandre began writing plays, both as dramas and comedies. His romantic style of writing, which was often compared with the work of arch rival, Victor Hugo, became exceptionally popular all over the country.

As his popularity grew, he became a prolific writer of novels, short stories, and essays, along with travelogues and plays. Author Dumas’s writing reached great heights with the success of his novels, The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo. These novels were initially published in the form of serials, but when they were published as novels, they made Alexandre a household name all over France. He eventually became a popular author all over Europe. The money that author Dumas got from publishing all his novels were used by him to purchase a piece of land and build the Chateau de Monte Cristo. It is located in Port Marly, Yvelines, France. Alexandre had intended to make this house as a sanctuary for himself. He used to spend most of his time there, writing and entertaining his friends, guests, and relatives.

However, the house did not remain for long with him as he was taken over by a huge debt and had to sell his property in order to repay the debt. His house is now converted into a museum and is visited by tourists from all over the world. In the year 1851, Alexandre moved to Belgium and then to Russia in order to remain away from his creditors. But, he did not stop publishing his novels and travel books during his exile period. As far as the personal life of the author Alexandre Dumas is concerned, he had an affair with Marie Laure Labay and was blessed with a son who was also named as Alexandre. Dumas’s son also followed his footsteps and became a writer himself. In the year 1840, author Dumas married an actress named Ida Ferrier, but did not stop at making love affairs with women. Later, he had a daughter named Marie Alexandrine. When author Dumas grew old, he indulged in affairs with younger women. When Alexandre died in the year 1870, he was cremated in Villers-Cotterets. In the year 2002, his body was shifted to the Pantheon, where he rests near other great literary personnels like Victor Hugo, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Emile Zola.

One of the successful novel series written by author Alexandre Dumas was titled ‘Celebrated Crimes’. It was published in the year 1840 and consists of a total of 18 books. The first novel of the series was published under the title ‘The Borgias’. It was released by the Borga Press in the year 1840. The plot of this novel revolves around the lives of the main characters named Cesare Borgia, Alexander VI, Lucrezia Borgia, and Giovanni Borgia. There are a lot of dreadful and scurrilous rumors related to the Borgias of Italian Renaissance, and with the help of this novel, author Dumas has tried to dish up the dirt in the ugly glory of the Borgias. Author Dumas has given a strict warning that this novel should not be read by children because he has used a lot of disturbing words that describe the violent scenes during those violent times. In some parts of the novel, it appears that the facts have been distorted, while in some others, it seems that the author has made some unwanted charges. Between the years 1839 and 1841, author Dumas has compiled this novel series with the help of his friends. He has described a number of famous criminals as well as crimes during the European history. Dumas has depicted some of the most recent criminals and events of that time, as well as the cases involving the alleged murderers Antoine Desrues, Karl Ludwig, etc., who were eventually executed.

The second novel of the Celebrated Crimes series was published in the year 1840. It was titled ‘The Cenci’ and features the main character in the form of Beatrice Cenci. He is described as the son of Francesco Cenci, who used to always land in trouble because of his immoral behavior and violent temper. The Cenci lived in the Regola district during the time of the 16th century. Their family consisted of the elder brother of Beatrice named Giacomo, their stepmother. Francesco used to behave cruelly even at his home and used to abuse his family members. He was jailed on many occasions, but was released because of his royal status. When Francesco learns that his daughter has complained against him, he sends his sons away from his home and tries to mistreat his daughter. When the members of the Cenci family become exasperated because of the behavior of Francesco, they decide to organize a plot and kill Francesco.

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