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The Three Musketeers (1844)

by Alexandre Dumas

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Series: Kolme muskettisoturia (1), D'Artagnan Romances (1)

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In seventeenth-century France, young D'Artagnan initially quarrels with, then befriends, three musketeers and joins them in trying to outwit the enemies of the king and queen.
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With no spoilers im gonna say, This has a tad of mystery a tad of romance, a scoundrel or 2, a hero and a heroine, morals both right and wrong. Its everything all wrapped into one, Laughter and tears! A true classic good for any book nerd!

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  JamieM12 | Aug 23, 2020 |
  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
This is so absurd, it has to be a satire. Most characters demonstrate how deplorable humans can be to each other. Even among this cast, Athos is the clear winner for most terrifying psychopath. But, I like dark - particularly how the casual cruelty was often more horrific than the intentional. And gotta love that after all that violence, death, and destruction - the "hero" ends up in bed with the "villain". But what an endearing story of adventure and friendship! ROFLMAO.



Then, casting a last glance at the handsome young man, who was barely twenty-five years old, and whom he left lying there, insensible and perhaps dead, d'Artagnan heaved a sigh over the strange destiny that leads men to destroy each other for the interests of people who are strangers to them and who often do not even know that they exist.

And Planchet burst into tears, we will not venture to say whether from terror, on account of the threats made against him, or from the emotion of seeing four friends so closely united. [… in threatening him]

The two women embraced each other for a moment. To be sure, if Milady's strength had been equal to her hatred, Mme Bonacieux would never have left that embrace alive. But, not being able to smother her, she smiled at her. ( )
  dandelionroots | Aug 7, 2020 |
Lots of action in this novel. I can see why it would appeal to young boys, but not so much to young girls. For one thing, the women are all simply things to be exploited despite the musketeers' professions of love towards these women. D'Artagnan's 'true love' is Constance (most inappropriate of names) Bonacieux who promptly drops her husband when D'Artagnan comes into the picture, and his love for her doesn't stop him from sleeping around with others including Milady and her maid. Portos also woos a married woman so that she would provide for his expenses. None of the musketeers are particularly virtuous and basically pick a fight with almost everyone they happen to run across, killing people right and left with very little provocation.
Milady de Winter is the most interesting of all the characters, she is sly, manipulative and evil; and in many ways smarter than any of the musketeers. It was always enjoyable to read about her exploits.
Overall, it is a pretty good adventure novel and not much more. The Count of Monte Cristo was a deeper, more interesting novel. ( )
  Marse | Aug 6, 2020 |
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Dumas, Alexandreprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Allen, Philip SchuylerTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Aventi, GiuseppeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baeza, JoseTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Barrow, WilliamTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Barthel, SvenTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Beaucé, Jean-Adolphesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Bräuning, HerbertÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Charles, MiltonCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cooper, Barbara T.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Coward, DavidTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dark, SidneyIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gyllander, HugoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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On the first Monday of April 1625, the market town of Meung, the birthplace of the author of the Roman de la Rose, was in a wild state of excitement.
Athos: Well, D'Artagnan, if he doesn't come, it will be because of some delay. He may have tumbled off his horse or fallen on some slippery deck or ridden so fast against the wind that he is ill with a fever. Let us allow for the unforseen, gentlemen, since all is a gamble and life is a chaplet of minor miseries which, bead by bead, your philosopher tells with a smile. Be philosophers as I am, friends; sit down here and let us drink.
D'Artanghan's father: A gentleman makes his way by his courage; by his courage alone! Whosoever trembles but for a second has perhaps lost the bait which fortune held out to him in precisely that second.
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This is the main work for The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas père. It should not be combined with any adaptation, abridgement, etc.

This work has also been published (complete and unabridged) under the ISBN 1-55902-983-8 by Aerie Publications, which apparently decided to break the rules and publish multiple classics under the same ISBN.
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In seventeenth-century France, young D'Artagnan initially quarrels with, then befriends, three musketeers and joins them in trying to outwit the enemies of the king and queen.

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The young Gascon fights
The three inseperables
and becomes their friend

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