An Analysis Of Alexandre Dumas Davy De La Pailleterie

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Alexandre Dumas Alexandre Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie, the author of The Three Musketeers, was born in Villers-Cotterets, France on July 24, 1802. His father, also named Alexandre Dumas, was a general in Napoleon’s army. When the author was only four years old, his father died, and he and his two siblings were raised in poverty by his mother, Marie-Louise-Elizabeth Davy de la Pailleterie. He went a private school for a short period of time before he started teaching himself and becoming homeschooled. In 1823, he moved to Paris, where he was able to obtain a comfortable job as a clerk for the Duke of Orleans. By this time, he had developed passions “for the ladies and for the theater” (Alexandre Dumas). After being inspired by watching…show more content…
Almost all of his renowned books were collaborations with other writers, primarily Auguste Maquet. Their works included The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo. These novels were initially broken down into serials in magazines instead of complete books. Because of all his successes with his novels, the 1840s were the apex of his finances, and he was able to build a luxurious estate.
Although Dumas created some of the best known plays and novels in the world, he suffered from many setbacks which ultimately led to his death. He created a controversial, yet popular play in 1832 called The Tower of Nesle. The play depicted many of the vices of the preceding king and was disliked by the new king, Louis Philippe. As a result, the author was exiled from France for a short period of time. He suffered from bankruptcy from wasting too much money on his estate and giving lavish gifts to women. He escaped his creditors by fleeing to Brussels. After he returned to Paris, he worked tirelessly to pay his debts. He created two newspaper companies, which survived about three years each. Then, he had to retreat to first son’s home in 1870 because of the Prussian occupation of Paris in the Franco-Prussian War. He died two years later in “poverty and declining spirits” on December fifth at seventy years old (DISCovering Authors).
Critical Analysis
Although The Three Musketeers is regarded as of the

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