Search Results: "Alexandre Dumas"


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CASTLE EPPSTEIN by Alexandre Dumas
Released: April 10, 1989

The first English translation of a Gothic romance by Dumas päre, set in the mountains north of Frankfurt during the Napoleonic wars. Read full book review >

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QUEEN MARGOT by Alexandre Dumas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"The book's jacket and promotion will tie in to the Miramax film starring Isabelle Adjani in the title role."
From Dumas päre, master of such French historical ripsnorters as The Three Musketeers, comes a tale of 16th-century France. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A big book, and a pleasure for anyone who thrills at the likes of D'Artagnan and company."
A hit from the vaults: Dumas père's final work, reconstructed from 140-year-old newspapers. Read full book review >

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THE CLUB DUMAS by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Bibliophiles will love this witty and clever fabrication, though its very specialized content may place it just outside the range of the general reader."
An intricate and very bookish mystery novel—set, in fact, in the rarefied world of book collecting and dealing—from the sophisticated Spanish author of The Flanders Panel (1994, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Beginning and ending with huge, eye-filling elevated overviews, this sketchbook makes an irresistible invitation to dream of rural idylls and days gone by. (Picture book. 5-10)"
With a series of oversized watercolors'so large, in fact, that the book will be impractical to shelve—awash in nostalgia, Dumas squires readers about a prosperous English farm back when the plumbing was out of doors and steam engines were innovations. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 24, 2003

"Warm and engaging, despite some creaky prose."
Light-as-air essays about an immigrant childhood in California. Read full book review >

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IT AIN'T SO AWFUL, FALAFEL by Firoozeh Dumas
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"On her own journey to maturity, Cindy deftly guides young readers through Iran's complicated realities in this fresh take on the immigrant experience—authentic, funny, and moving from beginning to end. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
After a rocky start, Cindy (Zomorod to her parents) finds a comfortable niche in her California middle school until political upheaval and revolution in Iran reach the United States, threatening her future and her family's safety. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2008

"Offers a few laughs, but little else."
Follow-up to Dumas's warm debut, Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America (2006), expanding the timeline to span her life from childhood to motherhood, and everything in between. Read full book review >

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FANFAN by Alexandre Jardin
Released: July 1, 1994

"An original and clever US debut with one million copies sold in France."
In this sprightly novel, 28-year-old Jardin (whose The Zebra and In the Fast Lane were published in Great Britain) proves that even when it comes to Generation X literature, the French continue to come out on top in the style category. Read full book review >

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DRAGONS by Alexandre Lacroix
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"One of those modest efforts that throws off more light than one might expect from the humble glow of its parts. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Drake the young dragon learns that tradition has two sides, and only one is buttered. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"A textbook case of how not to manage an environmental disaster. (5 line drawings, 7 maps)"
One man's struggle to rid the Mediterranean of invading algae that have now spread from France to the coasts of Spain, Italy, and even Croatia. Read full book review >