This antiquarian book contains Alexandre Dumas's work "Martin Guerre". It was first published as part of his eight-volume series "Celebrated Crimes" (1839-40), and recounts the unbelievable story of a famous case of imposture in sixteenth-century France. Some years subsequent to leaving his wife and child, a peasant purporting to be Guerre returns and starts living with Guerre's wife and child. After three years, the imposter is discovered for what he is, which results in his true identity being discovered and his subsequent incarceration. During the trial, the genuine Martin Guerre comes back to the village. As with Dumas's other stories in "Celebrated Crimes", it constitutes a thrilling and highly entertaining retelling of the events that is not to be missed by fans and 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 decidedly extravagant lifestyle. His novels have been translated into nearly a hundred different languages, and have inspired over 200 motion pictures. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing this antiquarian book in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.