The Pale Lady by Alexandre Dumas (Fantasy and Horror Classics)

This vintage book contains Alexandre Dumas’s enchanting gothic novella, “The Pale Lady”.

The Pale Lady is a gripping vampire tale about a Polish woman who is adored by two very different brothers. Full of adventure, tragedy, and romance – set in a land of creepy castles and misty monasteries, this volume is highly recommended for fans of gothic literature, and is not to be missed by those who have read and enjoyed other works by this author.

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 Pale Lady’ 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.

“Then are heard mysterious noises in passages, howls in old, half-ruined towers, shakings of walls – so terrible and appalling that cot and castle are both left desolate, while the inhabitants, whether peasants or nobles, fly to the nearest church to seek protection from holy cross or blessed relics, the only preservatives effectual against the demons that harass our homes.” – The Pale Lady


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 Pale Lady’, 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.