Georges, or the Isle of France by Alexandre Dumas
This book contains Alexandre Dumas’s 1843 short novel, “Georges, or the Isle of France”.
It is the story of a wealthy mulatto plantation owner named Munier who, when the other plantation owners refuse to help him due to his race, leads the plantation workers to victory against the British invaders. A fictionalised, historical novel, it is set on the island of Mauritius, taking place from 1810 to 1824. “Georges, or the Isle of France” will appeal to fans of Dumas’s seminal work, and would make for a worthy addition to any bookshelf.
Alexandre Dumas (1802–1870) was a famous French writer. He is best remembered for his exciting romantic sagas, including “The Three Musketeers” and “The Count of Monte Cristo”. Despite making a great deal of money from his writing, Dumas was almost perpetually penniless thanks to his extravagant lifestyle. His novels have since been translated into nearly a hundred different languages, and have inspired over two hundred motion pictures.
Many vintage texts such as “Georges, or the Isle of France” are becoming increasingly rare and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now, in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
Here, at Alexandre Dumas Works, you can find the best of this of this scintillating author’s historical novels, essays, plays, and travel books.
Through republishing works such as ‘Georges, or the Isle of France’, it is hoped that the writing of this most widely read of French authors, can continue to delight – almost two centuries after its initial publication.