from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Dumas, Alexandre Known as "Dumas père.” 1802-1870. French writer of swashbuckling historical romances, such as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers (both 1844). His son Alexandre (1824-1895), known as "Dumas fils,” was a dramatist whose works include La Dame aux Camélias (1852).
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- proper n. A French surname.
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- n. French writer remembered for his swashbuckling historical tales (1802-1870)
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DUMAS - Claud Theo (Jack) Frank, 87, retired bank president and Dumas civic leader, died March
DUMAS - A Chamber of Commerce official says the Desha County town of Dumas will take a hit when automotive supplier Federal-Mogul Corp. closes its doors.
Alexandre Dumas, fils, the younger, was the third of the eminent men to immortalize the name Dumas.
From the point of view of a young person without much disposable income, but who nevertheless loves nothing more than to spend long hours scouring the shelves, boxes, basements and hiding-places of used book stores, collecting the works of a prolific but popular author like Alexandre Dumas is a perfect project.
But if you go on a side street in Dumas, Texas, that road is not funded by the federal government.
In a way, Dumas is writing one of the most non-adventurous adventure novels of all time, and that's the whole beautiful point.
I don't hold any particular brief for old literature just because it's old (Bulwer-Lytton cured me of that), but Dumas is magical in a way that I don't think any movie can even come close to.
Dumas is undercutting the swashbuckling surface of his story from the get-go.
This is, of course, essentially a moral objection which radicalizes the question of moral redemption already present in Dumas fils's novel, re-inscribing it in a much more absolute conflict between vice and virtue reminiscent of sentimental literature, whose rhetoric supplies the terms in which this conflict is developed in Alencar's novel.
Within moments, Tanya would again take to the phone, this time calling the Dumas operator and seeking emergency aid.