The Three Musketeers
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).Dumas’ version of the story covers the adventures of D’Artagnan and his friends from 1625 to 1628, as they are involved in intrigues involving the weak King Louis XIII of France, his powerful and cunning advisor Cardinal Richelieu, the beautiful Queen Anne of Austria, her English lover, George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, and the Siege of La Rochelle. Adding to the intrigue are the mysterious Milady de Winter, and Richelieu’s right-hand man, the Comte de Rochefort. (summary from wikipedia)
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December 11, 2013
Great readers. Enjoyed listening was enthralled with story.
October 19, 2013
Fantastic, I had no idea the original story was so interesting, and I truly appreciate the historical accuracy.
October 04, 2012
Assume depth into old french history and great to hear a whole story deeper than disneys version.
June 15, 2012
A great example of how the book is better than the film! A fab story and exciting to the end!
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May 28, 2012
Couldn't wait to hear the next chapter. It kept me on my toes the whole time. Loved how the author built the relationship and how he tied in things. An adventure, mystery, and love story!!
April 22, 2012
Dumas is a genius. His use of humor and wit delighted me, as well as the more serious sections. A great read!
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December 26, 2011
What a great book! Action, adventure, personal and political intrigue, romance, drama, victory, justice, and revenge all in a historical setting.
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