The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

The Three Musketeers

By Alexandre Dumas

  • Release Date: 2010-10-04
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
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Description

The Three Musketeers (Les Trois Mousquetaires) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It recounts the adventures of a young man named d'Artagnan after he leaves home to become a musketeer. D'Artagnan is not one of the musketeers of the title; those are his friends Athos, Porthos, and Aramis -- inseparable friends who live by the motto, "One for all, and all for one". The Three Musketeers was first published in serial form in the magazine Le Siècle between March and July 1844. Dumas claimed it was based on manuscripts he had discovered in the Bibliothèque Nationale. It was later proven that Dumas had based his work on the book Mémoires de Monsieur D'Artagnan, capitaine lieutenant de la première compagnie des Mousquetaires du Roi (Memoirs of Mister D'Artagnan, Lieutenant Captain of the first company of the King's Musketeers) by Gatien de Courtilz de Sandras (Cologne, 1700).

Reviews

  • The Three Musketeers.

    5
    By SibylleJ
    When I was much younger, for I am now 90 years of age, I very much thrilled at reading this book. The passing of time dimmed my memory of the details of this most engrossing book,so well .written with an exceptional English translation, which now affords a confirmation of my admiration for it.
  • The Three Musketeers

    5
    By Vintageplayer
    An excellent read. The story is gripping and hard to put down. I am inspired at age 62 to read more of Dumas' works and highly recommend this author to anyone who like intrigue & adventure.
  • A classic tale that deserves to read.

    4
    By B. D. McKinnon
    This is a classis tale that deserves to be read. It is interesting in that the writing reflects some of the beliefs and biases of the time. It is also occasionly a bit slow and a little too verbose. But overall a good read.
  • Very good read

    4
    By Marin24
    Dumas was a fantasic storyteller!

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