The Three Musketeers
by Alexandre Dumas
Publisher: Oxford World's Classics 1844
Number of pages: 620
Mixing a bit of seventeenth-century French history with a great deal of invention, Alexandre Dumas tells the tale of young D’Artagnan and his musketeer comrades, Porthos, Athos and Aramis. Together they fight to foil the schemes of the brilliant, dangerous Cardinal Richelieu, who pretends to support the king while plotting to advance his own power. Bursting with swirling swordplay, swooning romance, and unforgettable figures such as the seductively beautiful but deadly femme fatale, Milady, and D’Artagnan’s equally beautiful love, Madame Bonacieux, The Three Musketeers continues, after a century and a half of continuous publication, to define the genre of swashbuckling romance and historical adventure.
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by Alexandre Dumas - ManyBooks
Two decades have passed since the musketeers triumphed over Cardinal Richelieu and Milady. The fantastic adventures of the Three Musketeers continue - starting with an intrigue surrounding D'Artagnan who has, for twenty years, remained a lieutenant.
by Alexandre Dumas - Project Gutenberg
The story begins with the 1672 lynching of the Dutch Grand Pensionary Johan de Witt and his brother, by a wild mob of their own countrymen. The plot line takes place in the following months; only gradually does the reader understand all the details.
by Alexandre Dumas - Peter Fenelon Collier
On the 8th February, 1719, a carriage, with the motto of Orleans, preceded by two outriders and a page, entered the porch of the Abbey of Chelles, as the clock struck ten, and, the door having been quickly opened, its two occupants stepped out.
by Alexandre Dumas - G. Routledge
This short novel by Alexandre Dumas was originally published in 1844. The narrator of the story is Dumas himself. The well-crafted story, inviting atmosphere, and camaraderie among the characters provides for a pleasant and amusing read.