Three Musketeers book cover
Ryan Hickox, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy and West House Residential Professor

I'm a big fan of historical fiction. One classic I've recently gotten around to is the The Three Musketeers by Dumas—set in 17th-century France, it was certainly "historical" even when written 175 years ago. The writing is excellent and the story has great action and suspense. Over the course of the novel and its sequels, Twenty Years After and The Vicomte of Bragelonne, the characters of the Musketeers and their friends, families, and adversaries are wonderfully developed, and the reader really gets to inhabit their world through many exciting adventures.