Alexandre Dumas was born France in 1802. His father - a disgraced Bonapartist General - died while he was still a child, but his mother's tales of his bravery during the Napoleonic wars inspired the young Alexandre to write some of the best-loved adventure stories the world has known, such as The Three Musketeers and The Man in the Iron Mask (both also available from Campfire.). Dumas died in 1870 and was buried in his hometown, but was transferred to Paris' pantheon in 2002 and interred alongside other French luminaries in honor of his enduring legacy.R. Jay Nudds was born in Dublin. An avid reader of fantasy and science fiction in his youth, and an obsessive sports fan, he began writing seriously at the age of 17, turning his hand to novels, sports journalism and newspaper production before focusing on graphic novels.