Black – The Story of a Dog by Alexandre Dumas

This is the first volume of Alexandre Dumas’s 1895 novel, “Black – The Story of a Dog”.

It is the masterfully-told story of Chevalier de la Graverie, an incompetent anti-hero, and his various life experiences. Humorous and exciting, “Black” is highly recommended for fans of Dumas’s work, and is well deserving of a place on any bookshelf. Chapters include such enigmatic topics as: ‘Man proposes and God disposes’, ‘The Chevalier finds both what he is seeking and what he is not seeking’, and ‘Mahouni’.

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 ‘Black – The Story of a Dog’ 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.

We also have a biography of Alexandre Dumas, recounting a personal life almost as tumultuous as the fiction he penned, as well as a constantly updated selection of his quotes, anecdotes and wisdom.

Through republishing works such as ‘Black – The Story of a Dog’, 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.