The Journal of Madame Giovanni by Alexandre Dumas

This book contains “The Journal of Madame Giovanni”; a historic travelogue diary written by a wealthy French woman in the mid-nineteenth century.

It is edited by Alexandre Dumas, and translated by the extremely talented, Marguerite E. Wilbur. This fantastically detailed and vivid chronicle describes Madame Giovanni’s exotic travels in New Zealand, Tahiti, New Caledonia, the Hawaiian Islands, California, and Mexico. “The Journal of Madame Giovanni” will appeal to lovers of travel writing, and would make for a great addition any collection.

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 ‘The Journal of Madame Giovanni’ 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 ‘The Journal of Madame Giovanni’, 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.