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My Memoirs - Volume 1

Alexandre Dumas

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. . .Tarantaise, and from la Maurienne; the Piedmontese were driven from post to post till they reached St. Maurice, which they hoped to hold, since they had mounted there several pieces of cannon. The advance guard reached it at seven o'clock on the morning of October 4th; the cannonade lasted until ten o'clock, till the bulk of the army appeared on the scenes with its artillery. Whilst the French guns were silencing the enemy's battery, Kellermann ordered the 2nd battalion of light cavalry to outflank the Piedmontese. The eight hundred men who composed this battalion were accustomed to mountain warfare, and dashed over the boulders, leaped the precipices, climbed down the abysses and attacked the Piedmontese with such impetuosity that they could not withstand the onslaught, but fled in disorder, abandoning St. Maurice.

When Kellermann left this village he wrote to the Convention as follows:—

"Mont Blanc was invaded several days ago by a considerab. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Great book

I read this book just after I finished The Count of Monte Cristo. His memoirs were a great read by themselves, but really added to my knowledge of Dumas and my appreciation of the Monte Cristo book. Very much enjoyed both of them.

Azért kevés olyan beszélő név van az irodalomban, mint éppen Dumas-é. Ez a könyv önéletrajznak látszik, de valójában egy olyan Dumas-regény, aminek véletlenül éppen Dumas a főszereplője, aki lobbanékony vidéki D'Artagnanként mindenféle gáláns és kevésbé gáláns kalandba keveredik, közben pedig jó sok

There is much more to the man who brought us the Three Musketeers. Dumas lived a life found in his novels. A fatherless scalawag who charmed his way to success. He took risks, hobnobbed with the likes of Hugo and stage celebrities of the time. Hardly educated, his plays reached new levels of art, an