Posted by Elaine on July 24, 2000 at 14:31:40:
In Reply to: Re: Thought for the Day posted by The Huggy Merchant on July 24, 2000 at 13:51:33:
: : : Today is the anniversary of the birth of one of my favourite authors, Alexandre Dumas (if you have never read The Three Musketeers or The Count of Monte Cristo - you should!). Hence the thought for the day being........
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: : : "All for one, one for all, that is our device."
: : : (Alexandre Dumas, French novelist, 1802-1870)
: : : PS Quick 6 degrees - Dumas wrote 'Les Mohicans de Paris'!
: : What on EARTH could The Mohicans of Paris been about? Huggy?
: : What was it about?
: : Bill R
: Well - I have absolutely no idea!!! I have never been able to get hold of it! It is not one of his more famous works - and it seems very hard to find. As far as I know, it is a set of 9 or so novels set in the 1820's but that is as much as I can tell you I am afraid.
: Anyone else out there with more information??
'Les Mohicans de Paris' was a detective story/mystery.
~The first French novelist who presented a police officer favorably was Alexandre Dumas
when he wrote Les Mohicans de Paris in 1854/55. This book introduced Police detective
Monsieur Jackal, who was remarkable for his introduction into the language the phrase
“Cherchez la femme!" ~
Trivia Question; There's another Six Degrees to LOTM from Dumas. Anyone know what it is? (Or should we add it to our 6 Degrees to LOTM page?)
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