The Princess of Bagdad – A Play in Three Acts by Alexandre Dumas

This antiquarian book contains Alexandre Dumas’s 1881 play, “The Princess of Bagdad – A Play” in Three Acts.

Set in Baghdad and taking inspiration from “The Arabian Nights”, this intelligent and highly-entertaining play deals with themes of forbidden love and infidelity, expertly interwoven with the humour and tragedy Dumas is famous for. A must-read for fans of Dumas’s seminal work, “The Princess of Bagdad – A Play” in Three Acts would make for a worthy addition to 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. 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 “Princess of Bagdad” 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 ‘Princess of Bagdad’, 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.