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Alexandre Dumas, Jr. (1824–1895)

Dumas, Alexandre, the Younger (dü-mä’). A French dramatist and romancist, son of the preceding; born at Paris about 1824; died there, Nov. 27, 1895. He published a small volume of poems, ‘Sins of Youth,’ at 17. Accompanying his father in travels through Spain and Northern Africa, he published on his return his first romance: ‘Story of Four Women and a Parrot’ (6 vols. 1847), which found little favor. Among his romances are: ‘A Woman’s Romance’; ‘Cesarine’; ‘Camille’ (La Dame aux Camélias); all in 1848. His dramas include: ‘Diana de Lys’ (1853) and ‘The Demi-Monde’ (1855). He also wrote the romance ‘The Clémenceau Case’ (1864), dramatized under the same name; the pamphlets: ‘Women Murderers and Women Voters’ (1872); ‘The Divorce Question’ (1880); and the dramatic pieces: ‘The Natural Son’ (1858); ‘The Friend of Women’ (1864); ‘Claude’s Wife’ (1873); ‘The Danicheffs’ (1876); ‘Joseph Balsamo’ (1878); ‘Francillon’ (1887); and others. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).