|Alexander Dumas is remembered for writing some of the most famous and popular novels in French literature. Beginning in 1844 he had a string of brilliantly successful books, including "The Three Muskateers" (1844), "The Count of Monte Cristo" (1845) and "The Black Tulip" (1850). Dumas was also famous for his reckless spending and lavish lifestyle, and he was frquently in debt. In his last days he was supported by his illegitimate son, the author Alexandre Dumas the Younger. He died in 1870. Dumas and his son are often reffered to as Dumas pere (father) and Dumas fils (son).|
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