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La Boule de neige; Moullah Nour

The Ball of Snow, The Snowball

roman/novel, pub:1853, action:1830




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    He began to descend, holding his vessel high above his head.
    Moullah Nour's brows contracted darkly
    On the edge of the pool was a girl of 15 or 16 years' old


From A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas père by Frank Wild Reed:
     A Russian story adapted or translated with much improvement by Dumas from Marlinsky.
     The scene is laid in the Caucasus in 1830.
     Original edition : Brussels, Méline, Cans et Cie., 2 vols., 32mo., 185—.
     First French edition, as "La Boule de Neige;" Paris, Michel Lévy Frères, l vol., 12mo., 1862.
     It now fills one volume in the standard Calmann-Lévy edition, and one in their "Musée Littéraire."
     In Le Vasseur's "Alexandre Dumas Illustré" it forms part of Vol. XVI.

         References :—
     Parran: "Bibliographie d'Alex. Dumas," page 68.
     Glinel: "Alexandre Dumas et Son Œuvre," page 459.
     "Academy," November 25th and December 2nd, 1899.
     "Outlook," June 3rd and 17th, 1899.

         English Translation :—
     Refer to "Sultanetta," page 362.


From A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas père by Frank Wild Reed:
     (CCLXVI.) Chapter I., six lyric lines, a, a, b, c, c, b.
     (CCLXVII.) Chapter IV., three four-line stanzas, rhyming alternately.

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