The Corsican Brothers
by Alexandre Dumas
Publisher: G. Routledge 1880
Number of pages: 133
The Corsican Brothers, a short novel by Alexandre Dumas, was originally published in 1844. The narrator of the story is Dumas himself, or at least a famous Parisian author named Alexandre. The well-crafted story, inviting atmosphere, and camaraderie among the characters provides for a pleasant and amusing read.
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