Le site web Alexandre Dumas père The Alexandre Dumas père Web Site
The Alexandre Dumas père Web Site
Dumas|Oeuvres|Gens|Galerie|Liens Dumas|Works|People|Gallery|Links

Full text search of notes


Notes on the Works of Dumas

from Notes on the Works of Dumas
concerning Les Voleurs d'or

Dumas helped Céleste Mogador turn her novel into this play. This is not a work which has typically been included in the works of Dumas. It is not mentioned by Reed in his A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas père.
"Dumas himself rewrote the dramatic version of The Gold Thieves. [p. 201]

"In rewriting it Dumas had made of it a rip-roaring melodrama…" [p. 208]
Dumas thought the novel was wonderful, and said of it:
"Another novel of a completely different kind, but absolutely extraordinary, has also appeared from the same publishers; it is Les Voleurs d'Or by Madame de Chabrillan. A valiant heart, Madame de Chabrillan, one of those created by God for self-sacrifice and struggle. Her stay in Melbourne was both a sacrifice and a battle. During the years she spent five thousand miles away from France, by the greatest sacrifices and the most obstinate persistance, she re-educated herself completely; not only did she learn English, but re-learned French, in our opinion a much more difficult thing….During two nights I sat up until dawn reading Les Voleurs d'Or." [pp. 187-188] Reference: Haldane, Charlotte, Daughter of Paris, 1961, Hutchinson & Co., London

Contactez-nous/Contact Us
[Traduire en français] [Translate into English]