Alexandre Dumas, père | Critical Essay by Renee Winegarten

This literature criticism consists of approximately 17 pages of analysis & critique of Alexandre Dumas, pre.
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Critical Essay by Renee Winegarten

SOURCE: "Alexandre Dumas: Fact and Fiction," in New Criterion, Vol. 9, No. 9, May, 1991, pp. 32-9.

In the following essay, Winegarten assesses Dumas's career and writings from a late-twentieth-century perspective, taking into account the changing standards in the evaluation of the author's work.

If reading is a vice that goes unpunished, as the poet has it, then Alexandre Dumas père (1802-1870) offers one of the principal means of access to that form of depravity for devotees too numerous to mention. Throughout the world, how many have tasted for the first time the refined pleasures, the ecstasies and thrills of reading, in The Three Musketeers and its sequels, or The Count of Monte-Cristo? How many have ventured to own that it was Dumas senior who set their feet on the primrose path, not just of dalliance, but of extremely serious...

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