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ALEXANDER DUMAS' ADVENTURES IN SWITZERLAND

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KIRKUS REVIEW

When illness and political troubles forced the great Romantic writer to vacation in Switzerland briefly in 1832, he wrote an account of his trip once widely read in Europe. Here is the first English translation by R.W. Plummer & A. Craig Bell. Writing in the brisk, robust style of his ligher fiction, Dumas tells of his visits to tourist places, famous people, awe-inspiring sights. Included is a short but very good description of the famous morgue of the St. Bernard, anecdotes heard along the way, and a terrible account of a duel which took place at the end of his journey. All in all, a pleasant, witty book which will amuse a wide audience, including the traveler of today.

Pub Date: Sept. 15th, 1960
Publisher: Chilton