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Episode 4

Duration:
15 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 29 November 2012

Tom Reiss's new biography about the novelist Alexandre Dumas' father reveals that he led life of derring-do that is captured in his son's novels, The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Today, General Dumas accompanies Napoleon on his ill-fated expedition to Egypt.

Read by Hugh Quarshie.
Abridged by Richard Hamilton.
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

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