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Les Mohicans de Paris

The Monsieur Jackal; The Carbonari; The Horrors of Paris, or, the flower of the Faubourg; The Mohicans of Paris + The Suicides + Monsieur Sarranti + Princess Regina + Salvator + Conrad de Valgeneuse + Rose-de-Noël + The Chief of Police + Madame de Rozan

roman/novel, pub:1854-1859, action:1820-1830

"The Head of the Surete, "Jackal", fights the mysterious Salvator (aka Lord Richmond and Commissioner No. 52), the leader of a revolutionary conspiracy known as the Mohicans of Paris."
    From The French Wold Newton Universe.

There is a play of the same name.

Written with Paul Bocage.


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    Die Entdeckung des Mohikaners von Paris (allemand/German)
    The Classic Mystery site on Alexandre Dumas


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    Chief of Police cover
    Chief of Police title page


From Notes on the Works of Dumas by C. Conrad Cady:
The phrase "cherchez la femme" is from this novel (chapter 3), a quote by the detective character Joseph Fouch. The cheap American edition mentioned by Reed was possibly issued in nine volumes by George Munro's sons, New York, Seaside Library Pocket Edition, c. 1900. The volumes are titled, in order, The Mohicans of Paris, The Suicides, Monsieur Sarranti, Princess Regina, Salvator, Conrad de Valgeneuse, Rose-de-Noël, The Chief of Police, and Madame de Rozan.

From A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas père by Frank Wild Reed:
     One of Dumas' most lengthy stories. It was first, as a serial, issued as one long whole "Les Mohicans de Paris," but on account of its length was, when re-issued in volumes, divided into "Les Mohicans de Paris" and "Salvator."
     The period is 1820 to 1830, mainly the last four of these years. It deals with all classes and characters of the Paris of the day. There is enough material here for half a dozen romances. Dumas himself figures, but under the name of Jean Robert, the poet.
     Paul Bocage almost certainly collaborated in this work, which is thoroughly interesting, though over long; at times it might advantageously be compressed. It certainly suffered by the many interruptions to its appearance.
     It commenced in "Le Mousquetaire," where it continued to appear, somewhat erratically, during 1854, 1855 and 1856; later the "Monte-Cristo" resumed it during 1857-59. This, be it understood, includes the entire work, all under the former of its two titles.
     Original edition: "Les Mohicans de Paris;" Paris, Cadot, 19 vols., 8vo., 1854-55; "Salvator," Paris, Cadot, 14 vols., 8vo., 1855-59. (In this issue the latter was called "Salvator le Commissionnaire.")
     First illustrated edition : Paris, Dufour, Mulat et Boulanger, 4 vols., large 8vo., with 53 engravings, 1859.
     In the standard Calmann-Lévy edition "Les Mohicans" occupies four volumes, and "Salvator" five. Each fills one volume in the "Musée Littéraire." (In the standard edition the last volume of "Salvator" is filled up with "Monseigneur Gaston Phoebus.")
     The two works together fill Vol. XIX. of Le Vasseur's "Alexandre Dumas Illustré."

         References :—
     Glinel: "Alexandre Dumas et Son Œuvre," pp. 435-36. Parran: "Bibliographie d'Alex. Dumas," pp. 63-64.

         English Translations :—
     "The Mohicans of Paris" (much abridged by John Latey) : London, Routledge, 1875. Reprinted 188—.
     "Monsieur Jackal" and "The Carbonari," the two first volumes of a set to comprise a reasonably full translation of both works, rendered into English by Mr. R. S. Garnett : London, Stanley Paul. 1926 and 1927 respectively.
     The entire two works have been issued in a cheap American series in nine differently titled volumes.


From A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas père by Frank Wild Reed:
     (CXCV.) Chapter XLII., one stanza: a, b, a, a, b.
     (CXCVI.) Chapter LXIV., one stanza : a, b, a, a, b. In the drama this appears in the Prologue, Scene xvi.
     (CXCVII.) Chapter C., three five-line stanzas, rhyming a, b, a, a, b, each followed by a refrain of two lines, rhyming with the verses a, b.


From A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas père by Frank Wild Reed:
     (CXCIX.) Chapter LXXI., one stanza : a, b, b, b, b, a.
     (CC.) Chapter LXXII., nineteen lines.

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