‘The Neapolitan Lovers’ by Alexandre Dumas

This book contains Alexandre Dumas’s 1863-5 novel “The Neapolitan Lovers”.

A passionate tale of romance and tragedy, The Neapolitan Lovers is not to be missed by fans of romantic fiction, and constitutes a must-read for those who have read and enjoyed Dumas’s wonderful work. It tells the scandalous story of Nicolino Caracciolo, Marquis Vanni, the Marchioness of San Clemente, and a whole host of fascinating characters.

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 Neapolitan Lovers, 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.

Excerpt from ‘The Neapolitan Lovers’:

On September 22nd, 1798, the magnificent Bay of Naples, always smiling, incessantly furrowed by thousands of boats, always echoing the sound of music and the songs of mariners, was even more joyous, more noisy, and more animated than ever.

September at Naples is glorious, for neither the excessive heat of summer nor the capricious rains of autumn are then known, and this day on which our story opens was one of the most splendid of the month. A flood of golden sunlight bathed the vast amphitheatre of heights which extends one arm to Nisida and the other to Portici, enclosing the favoured town on the slopes of Mount St. Elmo, above which stands the ancient Angevin citadel; a mural crown adorning the brow of the modern Parthenope.


Here, at Alexandre Dumas Works, you can find the best 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 Neapolitan Lovers’, 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.