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


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  • Alexandre Dumas, fils, the younger, was the third of the eminent men to immortalize the name Dumas.

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  • 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.

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  • But if you go on a side street in Dumas, Texas, that road is not funded by the federal government.

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  • In a way, Dumas is writing one of the most non-adventurous adventure novels of all time, and that's the whole beautiful point.

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  • 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.

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  • Dumas is undercutting the swashbuckling surface of his story from the get-go.

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  • 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.

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  • Within moments, Tanya would again take to the phone, this time calling the Dumas operator and seeking emergency aid.

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