- Historical adventure novels
- Chronological works
- Travel Notes
- Alexandre Dumas son
- Stories and plays
- Famous works
Alexandre Dumas père was a man of not only incredible talent and creative genius, but also an amazingly hardworking disposition. During his life (1802-1870) he presented the world with over half a thousand volumes. The contribution to the literature of this man is truly admirable.
The list of works by Alexandre Dumas - the father is so great that envious people said that a whole brigade of "literary slaves" is trying for the author. However, this has never been confirmed. And contemporaries spoke of him as an incredibly efficient person.
In addition to the number of published works, Dumas père was far ahead of most writers in the quality of his creations. And the variety of genres in which the author has worked is truly impressive.
The list of works by Alexandre Dumas père can be divided into several main ones: cycles, historical novels, travel notes, plays. The main focus of the author was on writing historical and adventure novels.
Perhaps the most famous of the list of works by Dumas Père can rightfully be considered the Three Musketeers cycle. Who has not read the adventures of the brave friends D'artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis?
The first book was published in 1844 and the last in 1847. The cycle consists of three pieces:
1844 - a novel about the adventures of friends "The Three Musketeers";
1845 - continuation of the novel "Twenty Years Later";
1847 - the last work of Dumas-father about the brave four "Viscount de Bragelon, 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 trilogy "Countess de Monsoro";
1847 is the final part of the Forty-five cycle.
The cycle, dubbed "The Regency" by fans, consists of two novels:
1842 - Chevalier D'Harmental;
1845 - "The Regent's Daughter".
The list of works by Dumas continues with the cycle "French Revolution", or as it is also called, "Memoirs of a Doctor". It consists of the following novels:
Joseph Balsamo, published 1846-48;
"Necklace for the Queen" (probably 1849-50);
Comtesse de Charny (published from 1853 to 1855);
"Ange Pitoux" (saw the world in 1853);
The Chevalier de Maisons-Rouge came out in 1845 and is the last in the series.
At the same time, the author simultaneously begins to work on a new cycle of novels for his reader under titled "16th century". The cycle consists of 4 legendary pieces:
a novel called "Ascanio" was written by the author around 1843;
The Duke of Savoy's Page appeared in 1852;
The Two Dianas was published back in 1846;
"Prediction" ends the list of works by Dumas père from the "16th century" cycle.
The series about the French Revolution was started by the author as historical. Dumas had a weakness for great deeds and people, and simply could not ignore the revolutionary movement.
1867 - "White and Blue";
1863 - "Volunteer of the ninety-second year";
1858 - "Conspiracy";
1859 - "She-wolves from Mashkul".
Historical adventure novels
Each of Dumas' works is a literary gem. Most famous:
- "Ashbourne Pastor";
- "Last payment";
- "God disposes";
- "The Countess of Salisbury";
- "Giovanna of Naples";
- "Princess of Monaco";
- "Captain Paul";
- "Don Bernardo de Zúñiga";
- "Marquis' daughter";
- "Marriagefather Oliphus";
- "Women's War";
- "Gabrielle Lambert";
- "Epstein Castle";
- "Jacob the Earless";
- "Isabella of Bavaria";
- "The Queen of Lust";
- "Isaac Lacedem";
- "Two Queens";
- "Confessions of a favorite";
- "Water of Aix";
- "Captain Arena";
- "Night in Florence";
- "Captain La Jonquière";
- "Mystery Doctor";
- "Captain Pamphil";
- "Policeman's Notes";
- "Black Tulip";
- "Luise San Felice";
- "The story of my animals";
- "Madame de Chamblay";
- "Monseigneur Gaston Phoebe";
- "Mohicans from Paris";
- "Hope is the last to die";
- "Isle of Fire";
- "Jealousy Poison";
- "Olympia of Cleves";
- "Madame Lafargue";
- "Othon Archer";
- "Wolf Leader";
- "Waterfowl Hunter";
- "Red Sphinx";
- "Pascal Bruno";
- "Confession of the Marquise";
- "Emma Lyonne";
- "W altz Invitation";
- "The Adventures of Captain Marion";
- "Pierre de Giac";
- "Parisians and provincials";
- "Young Musketeers";
- "Blessed Conscience";
- "Convict's son";
- "Marquise d'Escomane";
- "Pipin Short";
- "The Romance of Violetta";
- "Edward III";
- "Corsican Brothers";
- "Prussian terror";
- "Richard Darlington";
- "Bastard de Moleon";
- "Louis 13 and Richelieu";
- "Adventures of Leaderik";
- "Robin Hood - King of Thieves".
The list of works by Dumas père is rich in chronological works about the historical events of France. The author enthusiastically explored history and the role of man in it. He was especially attracted to important political figures.
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 age";
- "Henry IV";
- "Road to Varennes";
- "Drama '93";
- "Joan of Arc";
- "Louis XVI and the Revolution";
- "Robin Hood in exile";
- "The Stewarts";
- "Robin Hood";
- "Louis XV and his court";
In the list of Dumas' works, readers often ignore the author's magnificent travel stories. But it is these stories that seem especially alive, because they were written by the author under the impression of his own travels.
Works from the series of travel notes are presented below:
- "In Russia";
- "Happy Arabia";
- "Fifteen days in Sinai";
- "From Paris to Cadiz";
- "In Switzerland";
- "South of France";
- Vila Palmieri;
- "A Year in Florence";
- "Walks along the banks of the Rhine".
As mentioned earlier, the author did not dwell on 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 plays:
- "Students of Saint-Cyr";
- "Kin, genius and debauchery";
- "Napoleon, or 30 years of French history";
- "Hunting and love";
- "Teresa Teresa";
Alexandre Dumas son
The list of works by Dumas son is somewhat smaller than his famous ancestor. However, it is worth noting that he is no less valuable for his contribution to the world, and especially French literature.
The younger Alexandre Dumas begins his writing career at an early age, and at the age of 18 his famous collection of poems, called "Sins of Youth", is published. 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 short plays, short stories, short stories and novels in prose:
- "One Woman Romance";
- 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 Dumas son's works was replenished with the famous work "The Lady of the Camellias".
Initially, the work was conceived as a novel, but in the process it became a famous play. She was a resounding success, after which other similar creations of Dumas were not called other than psychological and social.
It took a while for Lady of the Camellias to appear on stage. Having met with a hot rebuff from censorship, Alexandre Dumas-son is forcedwas to defend the play before a whole assembly of censors. She was called immoral, not meeting the high standards of social norms and morality.
In 1852, Alexandre Dumas still manages to prevail, and the play for the first time becomes a theatrical production that won applause and success from the audience. Giuseppe Verdi writes his famous opera, La Traviata, based on her motives. It is also known that the character of the main character was taken by Alexandre Dumas from life, the prototype was his beloved Marie.
After the overwhelming success of The Lady of the Camellias, no less famous and popular plays by Alexandre Dumas son are released:
- "Diana de Lys";
- "Money issue";
- "Illegitimate son";
- Prodigal Father;
- "A friend of women";
- "Views of Madame Aubray";
- "Princess George";
- "Claudius' Wife";
- “Mr. Alphonse”;
- Baghdad Princess;
- Marquis de Vilmer.
Two pieces by A. Dumas, to the great regret of many fans, did not have time to finish, and they remained unfinished.
Also, Alexandre Dumas son was very interested in the field of journalism and social problems in society. Impressed by what is happening around him, he publishes his famous pamphlets and pamphlets:
- "Letters on the topic of the day";
- "Women who kill and women who vote" and others.
So, the publicity receiveda pamphlet in which Dumas supported a young aristocrat who beat his wife after she cheated on him with her lover. The author expressed his position on the need to punish unfaithful spouses.