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The Man in the Iron Mask - Classics Illustrated by Alexandre Dumas

The Man in the Iron Mask - Classics Illustrated

Part of the Classics Illustrated Series
NewGen - YA Fiction   
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The Man in the Iron Mask - Classics Illustrated by Alexandre Dumas

Published January 2009 by Classic Comic Store. All artwork re-coloured and covers digitally enhanced. Perfect Bound issues - superb new copies of the greatest comic artwork.


What Authors think of these Classics

I like these illustrated Children's Classics. I'm a great fan of comics and the comic strip and I think these books offer a good way for young readers to get into some of the greatest stories ever told. My three-year old was particularly keen on the Goldilocks one and has asked for it again and again! Michael Rosen (Children's Laureate)

"My son Jack didn't like English at high school so I bought him a lot of comic versions of classic books such as Jekyll And Hyde, Kidnapped and Macbeth - now he wants to go to see the Shakespeare play. It's a great way to get people to read. The problem is that there just aren't enough comics out there any more." Ian Rankin – author

"Even before I could read, I remember pouring through my brothers' copies of Classics Illustrated, over and over, especially their excellent comic book adaptations of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, A Journey to the Centre of the Earth, and War of the Worlds." Martin Powell – Author

Comics - a great way for new and reluctant readers to enjoy the classics

"It's exciting to now see people well respected in education advocating comics in schools. As an English teacher and huge comic fan, I've often tried to convince colleagues of the power of comics as worthy texts" Katie Barrowman – teacher

"If you’re old enough to remember the Classics Illustrated comic books, you’ll be glad to know that they’re back. They promise to encourage readers to get into, and through, the classics."
Dodie Ownes -- School Library Journal

"Comics are the most exciting medium today for teachers who want to grab their students' attention without sacrificing depth, and for librarians who are intrigued by this art form and its possibilities for encouraging new readers." Splat!

About the Author

Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas was born in the town of Villers-Cotterêts, in France, on the 24th July, 1802, the son of a general. In 1822 he moved to Paris where his relationship with a dressmaker resulted in the birth of an illegitimate son. Dumas was working as a scribe in the Palais Royal for the duc d’Orléans and had begun to write. On the 11th February, 1829 his Henry III and His Court was a huge success. Over the next ten years Dumas wrote many plays including Antony (1831) and La Tour The Tower of Nesle (1832). During this period he had also become involved in the July Revolution of 1830 as a republican partisan. In 1832 he left France for a tour of Switzerland, producing a travelogue while away.

In 1840 Dumas had a short-lived marriage to the actress Ida Ferrier (they separated in 1846), which did not stop his liaisons with other women or his extravagant lifestyle. Two years later Dumas (in collaboration with Auguste Maquet) serialised Le Chavlier d’Harmental in Le Siècle – the first of a series of historical romances. The two men worked together for some years, publishing many books which were serialised in the Parisian papers. It was during this period that Dumas wrote the d’Artagnan trilogy. However, his greatest success was The Count of Monte Cristo which was serialised between 1844 and 1845.

After taking on the Théâtre Historique (1847), which failed, Dumas faced bankruptcy and fled temporarily to Belgium. This was followed by four years in Naples working for the cause of Italian independence. In 1864 he returned to Paris and later began a flamboyant affair with a young American actress, Ada Menken. His last play, The Whites and the Blues opened in 1869. On the 5th December, 1870 Dumas said of death: ‘I shall tell her a story and she will be kind to me’. He died shortly afterwards near Dieppe, the author of more than three hundred volumes of novels, travel books, memoirs and plays.

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Book Info

Publication date

25th December 2008


Alexandre Dumas

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Classic Comic Store Ltd


48 pages


NewGen - YA Fiction

Comic strip fiction / graphic novels (Children's / Teenage)



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