The Queen’s Necklace by Alexandre Dumas

This antiquarian book contains Alexandre Dumas’s 1849 novel, “The Queen’s Necklace”.

It is based on a famous case of fraud and royal scandal – concerning Marie Antoinette’s complicity in a plot to deceive the crown jewelers as to the cost of a diamond necklace. This episode further spoiled the already-tarnished reputation of the Queen. Although seeming to present an idealised picture of Marie Antoinette, it also illustrates the decay and impending decline of the contemporary nobility. A thrilling tale by a master story-teller, “The Queen’s Necklace” is highly recommended for fans of historical fiction, and would make for a worthy addition to any bookshelf.

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 “The Queen’s Necklace” 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 Queen’s Necklace’, 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.