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My Memoirs - Volume 2

Alexandre Dumas

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. . .Paradis-Poissonnière? Why did he not go to Napoleon, with his coat in shreds and his face blackened with powder? How determinedly fate seemed to oppose him! How different would have been the verdict of the future! But we, who are now a part of that future, and well-nigh disinterested spectators of all those great events, we who by nature are without private hatreds, and by position have nothing to do with political animosities, it is for us to enlighten posterity, for we are poised between the worlds[Pg 66] aristocratic and democratic, the one in its decadence and the other in its adolescence: it is ours to seek for truth wherever it may be buried, and to exalt it wherever it may be found.

And now, having defined our position, let us return to Napoleon and Marie-Louise. Let us pass over several days and say naught of great betrayals and shameful dishonour; even so we are not, unhappily, at the end of these things. From 29 March to 7 April the following eve. . . 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