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[Alexandre Dumas](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandre_Dumas) (24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870) was a French writer. His works have been translated into many languages, and he is one of the most widely read French authors. Many of his historical novels of high adventure were originally published as serials, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later. His novels have been adapted since the early twentieth century for nearly 200 films.
[Adah Isaacs Menken](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adah_Isaacs_Menken) (June 15, 1835 – August 10, 1868) was an American actress, painter and poet, and was the highest earning actress of her time. She was best known for her performance in the melodrama Mazeppa, with a climax that featured her apparently nude and riding a horse on stage. After great success for a few years with the play in New York and San Francisco, she appeared in a production in London and Paris, from 1864 to 1866. After a brief trip back to the United States, she returned to Europe. However, she became ill within two years and died in Paris at the age of 33.
Menken’s most famous role was of a young Ukrainian Hetman Ivan Mazeppa based on the poem by Lord Byron. That role made her the highest paid actress of the time and the demand for the play made her travel to Europe.
Read it it this book [https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39995949-ukraine-the-united-states](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39995949-ukraine-the-united-states)
That is the face of a woman who knows she’s earned every bit of what she’s getting in his will.
people talk so much shit about how modern people are fat… every old photo like this I see has a really fat person in it…