Black Count, The: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss

I found this to be a fascinating account of novelist Alexandre Dumas’ inspiration for some of his well-known literary characters: his beloved father, General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, the tragic hero of revolutionary France. Dumas, born to a French nobleman and his slave mistress in the West Indies, quickly rocketed to fame in France as a handsome, … Continue reading Black Count, The: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss