Two brothers, blessed with a telepathic connection, living under the shadow of a family vendetta. Can their strange power protect them?
In ”The Corsican Brothers”, Alexander Dumas ventures into the supernatural. The brothers of the title, Lucien and Louis, are born as conjoined twins, but then separated. Despite this, they can still sense what the other is feeling, no matter the distance between them. This mysterious bond is tested when a centuries-old feud erupts into violence.
A sprightly novella, ”The Corsican Brothers” has been adapted multiple times for the screen. Matinee idol Douglas Fairbanks Jr. played the dual roles of the brothers in a 1941 movie version. And the book also partly inspired the Gene Wilder comedy ”Start the Revolution Without Me”.
Alexandre Dumas (1802 - 1870) was a hugely popular 19th Century French writer. Born of mixed French and Haitian heritage, Dumas first rose to prominence in Paris as a playwright, but later gained international fame with his historical fiction.
Often co-authored with other writers, these stories wove together swashbuckling adventure, romance, and real events from France’s past. Among the best known are ”The Three Musketeers”, and its sequels ”Twenty Years After”, and ”Le Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later”. Set across four decades, this trilogy follows the rise of the dashing D’Artagnan—from hot-headed soldier to trusted captain under Louis XIV.
Dumas’ other novels include ”The Count of Monte Cristo” and ”The Black Tulip”. His works have been adapted into more than 200 movies, including The Man in the Iron Mask starring Leonardo DiCaprio.