The Black Count

Cover for The Black Count by Tom Reiss: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo.

Client: Crown/Random House

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“The Black Count brings to life one of history‚Äôs great forgotten heroes: a man almost unknown today yet with a personal story that is strikingly familiar. His swashbuckling exploits appear in The Three Musketeers, and his triumphs and ultimate tragic fate inspired The Count of Monte Cristo. His name is Alex Dumas. Father of the novelist Alexandre Dumas, Alex has become, through his son’s books, the model for a captivating modern protagonist: the wronged man in search of justice.”