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A Gil Blas in California by Alexandre Dumas, Fiction, Literary
Contributor(s): Dumas, Alexandre (Author), Wilbur, Marguerite Eyer (Translator)

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ISBN: 159224677X     ISBN-13: 9781592246779
Publisher: Wildside Press
OUR PRICE: $26.96  

Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: May 2003
* Out of Print *
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Literary
- Fiction | Classics
Dewey: FIC
Physical Information: 0.71" H x 6.48" W x 9.22" (1.09 lbs) 200 pages
Themes:
- Cultural Region - Western U.S.
- Cultural Region - West Coast
- Geographic Orientation - California
Features: Dust Cover
 
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Publisher Description:
It seems extraordinary that a story of American life, and especially so competently written a tale of so romantic a period in American expansion as the California gold-rush of '49 should have been "lost" to American readers so long. But it has been. Californie appeared shortly after Dumas had reached the zenith of his career. Le Comte de Monte Cristo was far behind; Le Vicomte de Bragelonne was fresh from his fecund mind; so, too, were La Tulipe noire and Olympe de Cl?ves. Ahead were Les Blancs et les Bleus, Les Louves de Machecoul, and -- his ruinous newspaper ventures in Paris. One may speculate to no end and with little profit on the circumstances surrounding the writing of Californie.

Contributor Bio(s): Dumas, Alexandre: - "Alexandre Dumas (1802 - 1870) was a French writer. His works have been translated into nearly 100 languages and he is one of the most widely read French authors. Many of his historical novels of high adventure were originally published as serials, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After and The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later. His novels have been adapted since the early twentieth century for nearly 200 films. Dumas' last novel, The Knight of Sainte-Hermine, unfinished at his death, was completed by a scholar and published in 2005, becoming a bestseller. It was published in English in 2008 as The Last Cavalier. Prolific in several genres, Dumas began his career by writing plays, which were successfully produced from the first. He also wrote numerous magazine articles and travel books; his published works totaled 100,000 pages."
 
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