Captain Paul by Alexandre Dumas

This antiquarian book contains Alexandre Dumas’s 1846 novel, “Captain Paul”.

A romantic romp of brave heroes, devious villains, desperate battles, and true love, this epic tale of high adventure and derring-do is highly recommended for fans of Dumas’s work, and would make for a fantastic addition to any bookshelf. “Captain Paul” is loosely based on the exploits of John Paul Jones, a captain in the American Navy during the revolutionary war.

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. The works of Alexandre Dumas have since been translated into nearly a hundred different languages, and have inspired over two hundred motion pictures.

Many vintage texts such as ‘Captain Paul’ 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.

Captain Paul –

Hoarse o’er her side the rustling cable rings-
The sails are furled—and anchoring, round she swings;
And gathering loiterers on the land discern
Her boat descending from the latticed stern.
‘Tis mann’d—the oars keep concert to the strand,
Till grates her keel upon the shallow sand.



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 ‘Captain Paul – by Alexandre Dumas’, 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.