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Montevideo, ou une nouvelle Troie

non-fiction, pub:1850, action:1810-1848




From A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas père by Frank Wild Reed:
     One of Dumas' rarest works, apparently not having been reprinted. Not in Calmann-Lévy. It was entirely his own work.
     It deals with the years of revolution in South America, centering round Monte-Video and Buenos Ayres. The period is 1810 to 1848, more particularly the latter period.
     Dumas states that the narrative was dictated to him by General Pacheco y Obez, but the style is obviously his own. This work forms an interesting trilogy with the "Mémoires de Garibaldi" and "Les Garibaldiens" (refer to 1860 and 1861).
     The first two chapters only appeared in the two final numbers of "Le Mois" (1850), with no indication that the work was not complete.
     Original edition : Paris, Napoleon Chaix et Cie., 1850. Dedicated "Aux Héroiques Défenseurs de Montevideo. Alexandre Dumas." ("To the heroic defenders of Monte-video. Alexandre Dumas.")
     A large proportion of the text of the first two chapters are quoted by Dumas in his "Mémoires de Garibaldi," Chapters XXXVII. and XXXVIII.

         References :—
     Dumas: Causerie in "L'Indépendant."—"Comment je rencontrais Garibaldi."
     Dumas: "Mémoires de Garibaldi."

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