One of these days, I'm going to have to sit down an make a bona fide list of my Top Five Favorite Novels of All Time. I'm pretty sure that The Three Musketeers is going to be on there though. It's got swashbuckling adventure, historical figures, believable (yet larger-than-life) characters, mystery, horror, humor, and tragedy. I'm amazed at how well Dumas worked all of that into a single story and did it so flawlessly.
I've wanted to read more Dumas ever since I finished The Three Musketeers, but haven't gotten around to it yet. When I do though, I'll be using The Alexandre Dumas père Web Site as a resource.