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Three Musketeers (Penguin Classics) - Community Reviews back

by Alexandre Dumas
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Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it 2 years ago
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 3 years ago
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 years ago
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 5 years ago
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 5 years ago
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...
To Shoot or Not to Shoot
To Shoot or Not to Shoot rated it 6 years ago
Glad I re-read it in the original translation of 1946. There were lots of words I had to look up. I enjoyed the pace of the writing - the musketeers, and others, tearing around, always in a hurry, whether to find their next meal, or chasing a villain - and the short chapters complimented that perfec...
Grack21 rated it 6 years ago
Well gosh, thats not how the movie ended!Seriously though, nice to read a classic thats actually good.
even with nougat, you can have a perfect moment
Good god, this book was a lot of fun. For some reason, it took me an unusually long time to read - just over four weeks. It was odd, because I was very much enjoying it, and it's a very easy read - not too dense or confusing. However, I finally finished it tonight. I just really enjoy Dumas' sens...
AnnaMatsuyama rated it 7 years ago
I'm surprised that d'Artagnan and his three friends in so many people eyes are heroes and "good" guys. Because they are not. Author has made cruelty, crime and sinful deeds OK if its done by "inseparable" friends and cloaked it in heroism and gallantry. I had a lot what-the-heck moments. Almost eve...
My Journey in Writing
My Journey in Writing rated it 7 years ago
I'm not sure exactly what to make of The Three Musketeers. It wasn't what I was expecting, which I think shows just how much dramatic licence movies can take with books. It was certainly more sexual than I was expecting, although that's probably not surprising when considering when and where it was ...
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