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Thousand and One Ghosts
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Alexandre Dumas Andrew Brown
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Thousand and One Ghosts

Alexandre Dumas Andrew Brown


Alma Books

Horror & ghost stories;
Classic horror & ghost stories;
Fiction in translation


224 pages

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Coming back into town after a hunting expedition, Alexandre Dumas witnesses an incredible scene: a man has come to hand himself in to the mayor after decapitating his wife, terrified by the fact that her severed head spoke to him even after her death. This prompts the guests at a dinner Dumas attends later that evening to exchange stories of death and the supernatural, ranging from accounts of the guillotine during the Terror to tales of vampires and fratricide in the Carpathians.

The Thousand and One Ghosts - here presented in its first and only translation into English - is a gloriously macabre work by the celebrated author of The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo, which also touches on the serious political issue of capital punishment.

By:   Alexandre Dumas
Translated by:   Andrew Brown
Imprint:   Alma Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 128mm, 
ISBN:   9781847497574
ISBN 10:   1847497578
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   February 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

As well as being a playwright and journalist, the aristocrat Alexandre Dumas (1802-70) was a prolific and hugely popular writer of historical novels.

[One Thousand and One Ghosts] deserves to have been disinterred and brought back to haunt us, as one of this fine and varied series of translations.' - Times Literary Supplement

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