‘Nisida – 1825’ by Alexandre Dumas

This antiquarian book contains Alexandre Dumas’s historical chronicle, “Nisida – 1825”.

One of the most notorious prisons in Italy, if not Europe, the Nisida was built on a small island just off the coast of Naples, and had a reputation for being a wretched place synonymous with cruelty and unbearable conditions. This semi-fictionalised, but authentic portrayal of Nisida, is highly recommended for those with an interest in the infamous prison, and would make for a worthy addition to collections of Dumas’s works.

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 “Nisida – 1825” 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 ‘Nisida (1825) 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.