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Episode 3

General Dumas proves himself on the battlefield and encounters Napoleon for the first time. Biography of the father of novelist Alexandre Dumas. From 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 great novels, The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Today, General Dumas proves himself on the battlefield and encounters Napoleon Bonaparte for the first time.

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

15 minutes

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