Alexandre Dumas was famous throughout the world for his historical novels of heroism and adventure, including The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. His father, a General, died when Alexandre was four, and his mother raised him on stories of his father's exploits. Like many authors of his day, he began writing plays and journalism, later moving on to serialized fiction and crime stories.
Celebrated French playwright and novelist of the Romantic era. Dumas wrote extensively and there are about 1200 volumes to his name. Primarily famous for his exciting and vibrant historical novels, he also penned memoirs rich in historical detail.