Friday, October 5, 2012

The Friday 56 (October 5th)

Rules:


*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link it to Freda's Voice.
*Add your (url) post to Linky on Freda’s post


The book is Black Count by Tom Reiss. It is about the father of the author Alexandre Dumas and it turns out he was a very interesting guy and the inspiration for many things in Dumas’ books.


Life in the French capital was complicated for a young mulatto aristocrat, and, as Thomas-Alexandre would shortly discover, he was alone neither in his unlikely fortune nor in the risks that increasingly accompanied it.

3 comments:

fredamans said...

I love all things Dumas! (It happens to be my father's birth family name.)

Bev Hankins said...

I keep hearing about this book....I'm thinking I'm just going to have to add it to my list. Enjoy!

Here's my Friday Post.

aloi s said...

i loved the count of monte cristo! and this is about dumas' father? very intriguing!

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