Auguste Maquet

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Auguste Maquet

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Auguste Maquet (1813-1888) was a French author, best known as the chief collaborator of French novelist Alexandre Dumas, co-writing such works as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.

Trained as a historian, he turned to literature, and became close with such literary figures as Thophile Gautier and Grard de Nerval. Through Nerval, he became acquainted with the already famous Dumas in 1838. Dumas was given a play by Maquet and rewrote it, producing the successful drama Bathilde. The two started writing historical romances together, with Maquet outlining the plot and characters in draft form and Dumas adding colorful dialogue, and details. At the insistence of the publisher, Maquet's name was left off the title page, and in return he received generous fees. Unlike Dumas, Maquet died comfortably well-off. He is buried in Pre Lachaise cemetery in Paris.

Among the works he co-authored with Dumas are:

  • The Three Musketeers (1844)
  • The Count of Monte-Cristo (1844)
  • Queen Margot (1845)
  • The Man in the Iron Mask (1847) (part of The Vicomte de Bragelonne)
  • Joseph Balsamo(1848)
  • The Queen’s Necklace (1850)
  • The Black Tulip (1850)

Maquet also wrote a number of historical novels and plays on his own.

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