The main of the many colaborators of Dumas, Auguste Maquet
(1813-1886), has often been mentionned by the writer's ennemies to back
up the thesis according to which "Dumas was not the author of his books".
It is a fact that Maquet has played an important part in the writing of
Dumas's main masterpieces, such as the Musketeers'
Reine Margot or Le
Comte de Monte-Cristo. And yet his part clearly appears to have been
limited : after having co-developped the novel's framework, Maquet would
be in charge of the necessary historical researches and then would write
the rough outline from which Dumas would write the novel as we know it.
After years of fruitful collaboration, their relationships came to an end
with court action due to the money Dumas owed Maquet. The latter's own works
didn't come down to posterity.