Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

This vintage book contains Alexandre Dumas’s 1910 novel, “Chicot the Jester”.

A collaborative effort with Auguste Maquet, it tells the fantastic story of a nobleman jester who has the audacity to mock a king and the guile to disarm a venerable knight in a heated battle. Concerning one of Dumas’s most well-known and marvellously crafted characters, “Chicot the Jester” is a must-read for fans of Dumas’s seminal work, and is not to be missed by the discerning collector.

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.

Auguste Maquet (1813 – 1888), was a French author, best known as the chief collaborator of Dumas.

Many vintage texts such as ‘Chicot the Jester’ 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 ‘Chicot the Jester’, 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.