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Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) began to focus on historical novels after twenty successful years as a playwright. During his most productive period, from 1841 to 1850, he wrote forty-one novels, twenty-three plays, seven historical novels, and a dozen travel books. Robin Buss is a writer and translator who writes for the Independent on Sunday and The Times Educational Supplement (London). For Penguin Classics, he has translated some of the novels of Émile Zola.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Witt, Johan de, -- 1625-1672 -- Fiction.
Netherlands -- History -- 1648-1714 -- Fiction.
Tulip mania, 17th century -- Fiction.