The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

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The classic adventure from the author of The Count of Monte Cristo and The Man in the Iron Mask . In this swashbuckling epic, d'Artagnan, not yet twenty, sets off for Paris in hopes of joining the Musketeers, that legion of heroes highly favored by King Louis XIII and feared by evil Cardinal Richelieu. By fighting alongside Athos, Porthos, and Aramis as they battle their enemies, d'Artagnan proves he has the heart of a Musketeer and earns himself a place in their ranks. Soon d'Artagnan and the gallant trio must use all their wits and sword skills to preserve the queen's honor and thwart the wicked schemes of Cardinal Richelieu. With this classic tale, Dumas embroiders upon history a colorful world of swordplay, intrigue, and romance, earning The Three Musketeers its reputation as one of the most thrilling adventure novels ever written. An Unabridged Translation, Revised and Updated by Eleanor Hochman With an Introduction by Thomas Flanagan and an Afterword by Marcelle Clements
Publisher: New York, New York : Signet Classics, 2006
Edition: Revised and updated translation
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780451530035
Branch Call Number: DUMAS
Characteristics: xvi, 654 pages ; 18 cm
Additional Contributors: Hochman, Eleanor
Alternative Title: 3 musketeers


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Aug 13, 2018

Very entertaining. Evil is very large and has many hands in this novel. The good are few. But they are but they pleasantly cunning, forever loyal, strong in character and brilliant with their blades. We need more musketeers in our world.

Jul 26, 2014

"I am at the age of wild hopes, Monseigneur," said d'Artagnan.

Aug 08, 2013

Wow! the book is outstanding. I am sorry to say that the most recent movie with Logan lerman as dartagnan has completely butchered the book. this book has plenty of suspense and heroism to make it a true classic. You really just can't find good and true historical fiction these days anymore. Most of the stuff that's written nowadays is just about who falls in love with who and the nasty stuff that follows. I wish someone would actually write some good historical fiction that was NOT soaked in the "Overly romantic and lovey dovey romance " stuff.

Apr 05, 2013

The first modern swashbuckler and still the best! especially in the Richard Pevear translation.

Jun 13, 2012

Wonderful book! I congratulate anyone who reads this book all the way through. It is well worth it.

Aug 20, 2011

Would've preferred to read it in French. Excellent ribald humor.
This is the first of four novels leading to "The Man In the Iron Mask".

Jun 02, 2011

One of the best and most memorable books I have read!Dumas is so eloquent,witty and exciting.I read the whole book straight through.Highly recommend.

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