[[caption-width-right:220:Alexandre Dumas, ''père'' ]]

'''Alexandre Dumas''' is the name of a father-son pair of famous French novelists and playwrights of the 19th century. The two are descended from one of [[NapoleonBonaparte Napoleon]]'s generals, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas-Alexandre_Dumas Thomas-Alexandre Dumas]], who was nicknamed "The Black Devil" for his courage and African (by way of UsefulNotes/{{Haiti}}) ancestry.

Alexandre Dumas, ''père'' (1802 - 1870) is best remembered for his historical adventure novels, which include ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'' and the series that begins with ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers''.

He is one of the most-read French authors in history, and the second-most translated according to the [[http://www.unesco.org/xtrans/bsstatexp.aspx?crit1L=5&nTyp=min&topN=50 UNESCO Index Translationum]].

He is also the TropeCodifier for the {{Swashbuckler}} genre.

Alexandre Dumas, ''fils'' (1824 - 1895) is best remembered for a romantic novel, ''La Dame aux Camélias'' (''The Lady of the Camellias''), which he also adapted for the stage, and which was subsequently the basis of GiuseppeVerdi's {{opera}} ''Theatre/LaTraviata''.
!!Works by Dumas, père, include:

* ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo''
* ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'' series
* ''The Last Valois'' series
** ''Literature/LaReineMargot''
** ''Literature/LaDameDeMonsoreau''
** ''Les Quarante-Cinq''
* ''Literature/TheWomanWithTheVelvetNecklace''