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The Three Musketeers Essay & Criticism

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Critical Overview

Dumas has been criticized largely because of his use of collaborators to produce his fiction and because his books have more action than emotional depth. Authors of his day were jealous of his phenomenal success; as Andre Maurois wrote in The Titans: A Three-Generation Biography of the Dumas, "It was a scandal that a single writer should produce all the serials in all the papers; offensive that he should employ a team of anonymous collaborators." However, it must be remembered that at the time, it was considered perfectly acceptable for most writers to work with collaborators; what his detractors really objected to was his sheer volume and the success that emanated from it. One, Eugene de Mirecourt, went so far as to publish a pamphlet attacking Dumas, but it was so tastelessly written and so filled with offensive attacks on Dumas's African heritage and personal life that it...

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