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Three Musketeers (Penguin Classics) - Alexandre Dumas
Three Musketeers (Penguin Classics)
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Alexandre Dumas' thrilling tale of bravery, brotherhood and the triumph of good over evil, "The Three Musketeers" is translated with an introduction by Richard Pevear in "Penguin Classics". 'All for one, one for all - that is our motto!' Young d'Artagnan arrives in Paris to join King's Louis... show more
Alexandre Dumas' thrilling tale of bravery, brotherhood and the triumph of good over evil, "The Three Musketeers" is translated with an introduction by Richard Pevear in "Penguin Classics". 'All for one, one for all - that is our motto!' Young d'Artagnan arrives in Paris to join King's Louis XIII's elite guards, but almost immediately finds he is duelling with some of the very men he has come to swear allegiance to - Porthos, Athos and Aramis, inseparable friends: the "Three Musketeers". Soon part of their close band, d'Artagnan's loyalty to his new allies puts him in the deadly path of Cardinal Richlieu's machinations, and when the young hero falls in love with the beautiful but inaccessible Constance, he finds himself in a world of murder, conspiracy and lies, with only the Musketeers to depend on. A stirring nineteenth-century tale of friendship and adventure, "The Three Musketeers" continues to be one of the most influential and popular pieces of French literature. In this acclaimed new translation, Richard Pevear's introduction investigates the controversy of Dumas' literary collaborators, and how important serialisation was to the book's success. This edition also includes notes on the text. Alexandre Dumas (1802-70) was a pioneer of the Romantic theatre in France, but in 1839 he turned his attention to writing the novels for which he is best known today, pften using collaborators such as Auguste Maquet to suggest plots or historical background. His most famous works include "The Three Musketeers" (1844), "The Count of Monte Cristo" (1844-5) and "The Man in the Iron Mask" (1847). If you enjoyed "The Three Musketeers", you might like Dumas' "The Man in the Iron Mask", also available in "Penguin Classics".
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141442341 (0141442344)
ASIN: 0141442344
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 736
Edition language: English
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Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it
3.0 The Three Musketeers
An adventurous tale of a hot-headed young man who finds true friends, faces violent enemies, falls for a few women, and escapes from danger many times, all while trying to realize his dream of becoming a musketeer like his father. I found this to be an enjoyable read though a bit slow at times and...
Romance and other things
Romance and other things rated it
5.0 Excellent
When d’Artagnan goes to Paris to become a Musketeer, he embarks on a swashbuckling adventure with the legendary Porthos, Athos, and Aramis. If they wish to trump the nefarious Cardinal Richelieu, it’s got to be “all for one, one for all.” Review. Dear readers, some time ago (maybe few months, give...
Book it Chewie
Book it Chewie rated it
4.0
Good book. Unfortunately, it took me far longer to get through this than I originally planned. It wasn't at all that I wasn't enjoying it - I certainly was, for what it's worth - but I've found that reading Victorian (or earlier) literature can be exhausting. This was no exception. I took more not...
Helen Rena
Helen Rena rated it
0.0 The Hog Musketeers
The Three Musketeers is about FOUR dudes (yes, what a writer wouldn’t do for a good-sounding title?) who are having some rather vicious fun in the seventeenth-century France. They rob,* kill, and abuse people. Good clean fun, right? :) But what is really shocking is the story of Athos’s wife, Mila...
Blogs Don't Burn
Blogs Don't Burn rated it
4.5
In my last review I spoke briefly about the entertainment-biased and substance-biased schools of writers. Musketeers is perhaps the most iconic and enduring success story for entertainers. Strictly speaking, the oeuvres of William Shakespeare or Charles Dickens might also lay claim to the title, but...
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