Our Dumas’ 150th Anniversary Special Edition product suite celebrates the great lion of French literature, Alexandre Dumas (1802–1870).
Over his career Dumas wrote nearly one hundred thousand pages. His prolific writing was matched by profligate spending and he vacillated between wealth and virtual pennilessness.
A man of contradictions, he was said to be the most generous of men as well as one of the most self-involved. His outsized and contrary approach to life was likely influenced by his own roots as the child of a man born to a French nobleman and Marie-Cessette Dumas, a slave of African descent.
The front covers of our Dumas journals feature a handwritten draft of The Count of Monte Cristo and the back cover shows an illustration of the prison where the Count was jailed. The same manuscript can be found on our new pencil case and the back cover of our Dumas’ 150th Anniversary Document Folder.
Today, Dumas remains among the world’s most widely read authors. His former home is now the Musée Alexandre Dumas, where original manuscripts such as this are held to promote and protect his legacy.
Dumas’ 150th Anniversary Special Edition is available as:
- Ultra and midi journals; lined and unlined
- Pencil case
- Document folder (new format!)