The Three Musketeers
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Growing up in genteel poverty in seventeenth-century France, young d'Artagnan dreams of becoming a hero. With hopes for glory and adventure in his heart, he sets out to join the elite company of the King's trusted Musketeers. A series of misadventures brings him to a duel with none other than three of his heroes—the Musketeers Porthos, Athos, and Aramis. Impressed by the young man's spirit and with not a moment to lose in their struggle with the power-hungry Cardinal Richelieu, the three men enlist d'Artagnan to join them. What follows this fateful encounter brings d'Artagnan all of the danger, intrigue, and glory that any Musketeer could ever hope for. Beautiful and deadly women, priceless treasures, scandalous secrets—all combine for a riveting tale of adventure and challenge that will put d'Artagnan to the test. Will he succeed in helping the Musketeers defend their King and earn his place among their ranks?
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Born the son of a military man, Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) was a voracious reader from early childhood. After the untimely death of his father, his mother regaled him with tales of his father's adventures in battle. The realm of heroic acts and romance had a strong appeal for the young Dumas, and he began his writing career with several plays. After the success of his dramas, Dumas moved into novels, becoming well-known for such works as The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo, and The Man in the Iron Mask. Although it might be hard to guess from his current and long-lived popularity, Dumas faced considerable adversity for being of a mixed-race background and, sadly, was never fully accepted into many intellectual and society circles during his lifetime.Back to top
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In which it is proved that, notwithstanding their names' ending in OS and IS, the heroes of the story which we are about to have the honor to relate to our readers have nothing mythological about them.
A short time ago, while making researches in the Royal Library for my History of Louis XIV, I ...
Reviewed by trit on May 10, 2013
Why isn`t there a movie of this!
I know-you`re thinking that there are dozens of movies, but there truly isn`t-I haven`t seen a single one that actually tells the story contained in the book, which is quite good and a lot of fun!
Reviewed by alaska on Nov 4, 2012
A truly fantastic, timeless classic! If you also enjoy Alexandre Dumas‘ “The Count of Monte Cristo”, have a look at the brilliant new sequels written by the mysterious "Holy Ghost Writer". They are written in the same style as the original, and are equally as gripping. Titled "The Sultan of Monte Cristo" (Book II) and "That Girl Started Her Own Country" (Book III). Price is $1.99 and $7.77 respectively, for the Kindle Editions. Both are riveting books from beginning to end, and worthy successors to the original. Both are available on Amazon, Goodreads and Barnes and Noble. But don't take my word for it - check out the many glowing 5 star reviews on the books, if you still need convincing! :) You can either look the books up, or copy and paste the following links into your browser: http://www.amazon.com/The-Sultan-Monte-Cristo-ebook/dp/B008HV55YA/ref. SECOND LINK: http://www.amazon.com/STARTED-COUNTRY-Count-Cristo-ebook/dp/B0094IH8HC/ref
Reviewed by Samspade on Dec 13, 2010
Truly Memorable and One of the Greatest Adventure Novels
"Charlotte Backson, Comtesse de la Fere, Milady de Winter," said he, "your crimes have wearied men on earth and God in heaven. If you know a prayer, say it--for you are condemned, and you shall die."
Wonderful characters. Fascinating story. I haven't read this for fifty years. I'm so glad I decided to read it again. I still love it.
Reviewed by saturntv on Jun 15, 2009
My favorite book! It caught me up in the action and intrigue and made me laugh along the way. I loved it. Plan on reading all the books in the series, but I just bet none could top the original.
Reviewed by bookreader0297 on Feb 3, 2010
okay so im new at this so i dont know how it works... and how do i read this book?
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