Alexandre Dumas is well known for his plot twists and adventure tales. Georges does not disappoint. What is unique to Georges is a main character, who like Dumas himself, is a mulatto.
The novel’s eponymous main character sets out to revenge himself, and all men of color, after being wronged as a child by a white nobleman’s son. Needless to say, such a setting and plot is rather out of the normal for books of its time. In addition to this, we are offered a rare view from Dumas on the plight he faced as a mulatto.