The Progress Of Democracy – Illustrated In The History Of Gaul And France by Alexandre Dumas

This vintage book contains Alexandre Dumas’s 1841 work, “The Progress of Democracy – Illustrated in the History of Gaul and France”.

“The Progress of Democracy” volume contains a vast amount of historical information, and will be of significant utility to those with an interest in the development of democracy in France. Contents include: “The First Franco-Roman Monarchy; or Gaul, from its first settlement to the accession of Peppin-le-Bref”, “The French Monarchy; or Gail, from the accession of Peppin-le-Bred to that of Hugh Capet”, “The French Monarchy; or France, from the accession of High Capet to that of Philip de Valois”, and “Conclusion”.

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 Progress of Democracy” 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 ‘The Progress of Democracy’, 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.