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January 5, 2013

Dumas, Musketeer-Style

Alexandre Dumas Sr.   (1802 - 1870)

Alexandre Dumas Sr. (1802 – 1870)

On this day in 1825, twenty-three-year-old Alexandre Dumas (Sr.) embarked on his self-proclaimed “career as a romantic” by fighting his first duel, and having his pants fall down. Dumas’s memoirs are about as reliable as his mountain of historical fiction and drama, but they tell the pants story in glorious, comedy-of-errors, Three Musketeers detail.

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