Thank you for reminding us of Dumas.
I actually like 'The Count of Monte Christo.'
Alexandre Dumas père wrote stories and historical chronicles of high adventure that captured the imagination of the French public who eagerly waited to purchase the continuing sagas. A few of these works are:
Charles VII at the Homes of His Great Vassals (Charles VII chez ses grands vassaux), drama, adapted for the opera The Saracen by Russian composer César Cui
The Fencing Master (Le maître d'armes, 1840)
The Nutcracker (1844): a revision of Hoffmann's story, later adapted by Tchaikovsky as a ballet
the D'Artagnan Romances:
The Three Musketeers (Les Trois Mousquetaires, 1844)
Twenty Years After (Vingt Ans Après, 1845)
The Vicomte de Bragelonne (Le Vicomte de Bragelonne, ou Dix ans plus tard, 1847): when published in English it was usually split into three parts "The Vicomte de Bragelonne", "Louise de la Valliere" and "The Man in the Iron Mask", of which the last part is the most known.
The Count of Monte Cristo (Le Comte de Monte-Cristo, 1845–1846)
The Regent's Daughter (1845)
The Two Dianas (1846)
the Valois romances
Queen Margot (1845)
La Dame de Monsoreau (1846)
The Forty-Five Guardsmen (1847)
the Marie Antoinette romances:
Le Chevalier de Maison-Rouge (1845) (a.k.a. The Knight of the Red House, or The Knight of Maison-Rouge)
Joseph Balsamo (1846–1848) (a.k.a. "Memoirs of a Physician", "Cagliostro", "Madame Dubarry", "The Countess Dubarry", or "The Elixir of Life")
The Queen's Necklace (1849–1850)
Ange Pitou (1853) (a.k.a. "Storming the Bastille", or "Six Years Later")
The Countess de Charny (1853–1855) (a.k.a. "Andrée de Taverney", or "The Mesmerist's Victim")
The Black Tulip (La Tulipe noire, 1850)
The Wolf-Leader (Le Meneur de loups, 1857)
The Gold Thieves (after 1857): a play that was lost but rediscovered by the Canadian Reginald Hamel researcher in the Bibliothèque nationale de France in 2004
The Knight of Sainte-Hermine (Le Chevalier de Sainte-Hermine, 1869): the novel was his last major work and was lost until its rediscovery by Claude Schopp was announced in 2005
Impressions de voyage: En Suisse (Travel Impressions: In Switzerland , 1834)
Une Année à Florence (A Year in Florence , 1841)
De Paris à Cadix (From Paris to Cadiz , 1847)
Le Caucase (The Caucasus, 1859)
Impressions de voyage: En Russie (Travel Impressions: In Russia . 1860).