(1802 - 1870)
Alexandre Dumas, born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie, also known as Alexandre Dumas, père, was a French writer. His works have been translated into nearly 100 languages, and he is one of the most widely read French authors.
The Count of Monte Cristo (1928)
Unjustly imprisoned in the dungeons of the Chateau d’If, Edmond Dantes, befriends a fellow prisoner who reveals to him the location of a great treasure. When he at last makes his escape he has the means to wreak his vengeance on those who wronged him which he devilishly extends to others innocent of any offense as his cold and bitter resentment knows no bounds.
Runaways and Castaways (1908)
A selection of stories of adventure from well known authors. Read for free online at HathiTrust.
The Three Musketeers (1929)
Charles de Batz de Castelmore d’Artagnan is on his way to Paris to seek his fortune as a member of the King’s Musketeers when he is assaulted and humiliated. On his arrival he almost at once manages to challenge three of the Musketeers, Athos, Aramis, and Porthos to duels. Before he knows what is happening he finds himself allied with the musketeers against the Cardinal’s men at arms.