This is a classic. Made into movies several times. It is well worth the read. It was not considered one of Dumas's greater works but I found it engaging all the way through. I would encourage you to read his other more familiar works. The Man in the Iron Mask and The Three Musketeers.
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. "Jamie Ford has written a tender and satisfying novel that is tucked into a part of Seattle history we would rather not face... this is a beautifully written book that will make you think. But, more importantly, it will make you feel." – Garth Stein, NY Times bestselling author of THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN