This book contains the first volume of Alexandre Dumas's 1851 work, "The Last King; Or, The New France." Dumas wrote this book during the peak of his success, and intended it to be both a look into the past, as well as to the future of France. A fascinating read, this book highly recommended for those with an interest in the French revolution, and is not to be missed by collectors of Dumas's seminal work. Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) was a famous French writer. He is best remembered for his exciting romantic sagas, including "The Three Musketeers" and "The Count of Monte Cristo." Despite making a great deal of money from his writing, Dumas was almost perpetually penniless thanks to his extravagant lifestyle. His novels have since been translated into nearly a hundred different languages, and have inspired over two hundred motion pictures. Many vintage texts such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now, in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.