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2005-07-17 20:10:28

By Jon Boyle PARIS (Reuters) - An unassuming retired lecturer is behind the French literary sensation of the summer, having rescued the forgotten last novel of the 19th century epic novelist Alexandre Dumas from the dustbin of history. Claude Schopp, who has devoted 30 years to the study of every aspect of the author's flamboyant life, stumbled across a first clue to the existence of a lost work in the late 1980s. The discovery in the national archives of a handwritten letter by Dumas set...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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