Martin Guerre by Alexandre Dumas

This antiquarian book contains Alexandre Dumas’s work “Martin Guerre”.

It was first published as part of his eight-volume series “Celebrated Crimes” (1839-1840) and recounts the unbelievable story of a famous case of imposture in sixteenth-century France. Some years subsequent to leaving his wife and child, a peasant purporting to be Martin Guerre returns and starts living with Guerre’s wife and child. After three years, the imposter is discovered for what he is, which results in his true identity being discovered and his subsequent incarceration. During the trial, the genuine Martin Guerre comes back to the village. As with Dumas’s other stories in “Celebrated Crimes”, it constitutes a thrilling and highly entertaining retelling of the events – that is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Dumas’s seminal work.

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 “Martin Guerre” 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 ‘Martin Guerre’, 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.