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My Memoirs - Volume 6

Alexandre Dumas

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. . .articular character and yellowish, sparsely grown hair; as regards temperament, he was taciturn and almost gloomy, disinclined to speak, because of an increasing deafness, cross-grained on his good days, brutal on his bad ones, and, at all times, doggedly obstinate. I knew him through Bixio and Bocage. Both were intimate with him at that time.[1] M. Buloz has since been to them, as he has been to everybody, faithless in friendship when not downright ungrateful for service done him. I do not know how he gets on with[Pg 95] Bixio now; but I believe he is very horrid to Bocage. We were not rich in those days; we had our meals in a little restaurant in the rue de Tournon, adjoining the hôtel de l'Empereur Joseph II., where, I can assure you, they served very bad dinners at six sous the plateful.

M. Ribing de Leuven had a newspaper, which sold very badly, a journal de luxe, and wealthy people took up the fad and ruined themselves over it; it was called Le Journa. . . 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