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Questions about the works of the French author Alexandre Dumas (1802 – 1870) and his life as a writer. The author is often referred to as "Alexandre Dumas père" ("père" meaning "father") in order to distinguish him from his son, who is then referred to as "Alexandre Dumas fils" ("fils" meaning "son"). Use this tag with the tag [french-literature].

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In the translation of The Count of Monte Cristo I am reading, I noticed in Chapter 51, in the exchange between Valentine and Maximillian, Valentine makes repeated reference to her father's second wife …
asked Oct 14 '21 by Nick
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A bit of digging has revealed the (probable) answer. In French, both "mother-in-law" and "step-mother" are "belle-mère". The reader/listener must use context clues to understand the difference. The o …
answered Oct 14 '21 by Nick