Les Contes du Monte-Cristo. Alexandre Dumas and His "Tales for Old and Young Children"

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_760E39837AAD
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Les Contes du Monte-Cristo. Alexandre Dumas and His "Tales for Old and Young Children"
Journal
Marvels & Tales
Author(s)
François Cyrille
ISSN
1536-1802 (Online)
ISSN-L
1521-4281
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2015
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
29
Number
2
Pages
283-303
Language
english
Abstract
Between 1857 and 1859 Alexandre Dumas published eleven tales from the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen's collections in his magazine Le Monte-Cristo. The texts have a particular status, between translation and rewriting. Dumas includes them in a causerie (chat) with the readers of his magazine, and they are framed in a story where an adult tells tales to children. This results in several modifications of the originals-such as the addition of explicative comments-which I study through a comparison of "Petit-Jean et Gros-Jean" and Andersen's "Little Claus and Big Claus." Underrated and forgotten, Dumas's tales are nonetheless representative of his particular style and bear witness to his storytelling skills. They also show similarities between Dumas and Andersen, who actually became acquainted in Paris in 1843.
Keywords
Andersen, Dumas, Contes, Fairy Tales, Translation, Traduction
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09/10/2015 0:16
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03/03/2018 18:24
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