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Alexandre Dumas, 1824-1895

Nationality: French
Date of Birth: 1824
Place of Birth: Paris
Date of Death: 1895
Place of Death:

Identity:

Alexandre Dumas fils was a dramatist and occasional novelist, the illegitimate son of the novelist and dramatist Alexandre Dumas père.

Life:

The style of the two men differed greatly, the younger Dumas focusing on modern day drama with a strong underlying moral message and the elder on vivid, historical dramas usually set in the sixteenth or seventeenth century.

Bibliography:

'Alfred de Vigny', Encyclopedia Brittanica on-line, at http://www.britannica.com (accessed 2005).