Title Profile & Character Information

The Black Count

Annotation
Author of the best-selling The Orientalist, which unfolded the complicated life story of a Caucasus-born Jew who declared himself a Muslim prince, Reiss seems like the right guy to chronicle slave-turned-general Alexandre Dumas. Hed be unknown today had the son who shares his name not used his adventures as the basis for numerous enduring novels.

Awards
2012  New York Times Editors' Choice
2013  Pulitzer Prize

GenreNonFiction
Historical
Literary
Biography
TopicsRevolutions
Betrayal
Royalty
Aristocracy
French history
Bi-racial children
Fathers and sons
SettingFrance