"Georges is an illuminating, instructive, and enduring blueprint of racial conflict and strife, as compelling and relevant today as it was back in the 1840s, when it was first published."
-Adrienne Kennedy, author of "Funnyhouse of a Negro"
"I know this is a novel of great historical and cultural significance and that it explores complex issues of race and colonialism and all, but what matters to a guy like me is, it's a hell of a read. Sea battles and land battles, a steamy setting and hot-blooded gallantries, ancient enmities and sweet revenge, forbidden love, insults and duels, bravado and bravery and redemption, hot pursuit and desperate flight and crushing captures and daring escapes. What a story! And Kover's translation lets all the lushness and the romance and the passion come through with cinematic clarity."
-David Bradley, author of "The Chaneysville Incident"
"A remarkable discovery that expands the corpus of Alexandre Dumas. Rendered in beautiful language, this is a tale that transports us to a time and place that still speaks to us in our present circumstances. We are indebted to Werner Sollors and Jamaica Kincaid for their framing documents that provide us with a critical lens for the journey Dumas has created for us out of his own generous and expansive imagination."
-Rudolph P. Byrd, Emory University
"A brilliant example of the French Romantic novel, far too infrequently read and . . . deserving of a broader audience."
-Barbara T. Cooper, professor of French, University of New Hampshire