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The Man in the Iron Mask

The Man in the Iron Mask


by Alexandre Dumas

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Dumas did not write his novels alone – he had a help, including that of a man named Auguste Maquet. (Source)

The historical figure on whom the Man in the Iron Mask was based actually wore a black velvet mask. (Source)

In the late 19th century, Monet frequently painted at Belle-Isle.

It is said that Dumas cried while writing the death scene of Porthos. (Source:Zipes, Jack. Afterward. The Man in the Iron Mask. By Alexandre Dumas. Signet Classics, 1992)

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