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Dumas British & World English

The name of two French novelists and dramatists:

Duma British & World English

A legislative body in the ruling assembly of Russia and of some other republics of the former Soviet Union

Dumas père in Dumas British & World English

Alexandre (1802–70); known as Dumas père. Although he was a pioneer of the romantic theatre in France, his reputation now rests on his historical adventure novels The Three Musketeers (1844-5) and The Count of Monte Cristo (1844-5)

Dumas fils in Dumas British & World English

Alexandre (1824–95), son of Dumas père; known as Dumas fils. He wrote the novel (and play) La Dame aux camélias (1848), which formed the basis of Verdi’s opera La Traviata (1853)