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The Three Musketeers (1844)

by Alexandre Dumas Père

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Series: D'Artagnan Romances (1)

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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.… (more)
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I've never read Dumas before. It seemed stilted and archaic at first but then I began liking it. ( )
  MMc009 | Jan 30, 2022 |
Here's what I wrote after reading in 1985: "Four brave, daring, young soldiers in the service of Louis XIII. They display their valor in and around Paris as they worked for the Queen, Anne of Austria, and against the Cardinal, Cardinal de Richeliue. The character of "Milady", Comtesse de Winter is perhaps the strongest of the novel." ( )
  MGADMJK | Dec 27, 2021 |
Another excellent tale by Dumas. The movie plots do not track his original plot, so very interesting to hear the difference. Listened to audio book from

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  jimgosailing | Nov 18, 2021 |
This book amused me for the first 200 pages and then something in me snapped and, in spite of Aramis and Porthos, I couldn't take it anymore. I couldn't stand how our hero was always right, how everything always worked out and, most of all, how ridiculously emotional the "love" stories were. See http://superiorskirts.com/2013/05/23/our-downfall/ for a short rant on the subject.
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  OutOfTheBestBooks | Sep 24, 2021 |
França, 1625. Um jovem chamado d'Artagnan deixa sua casa na Gasconha para as luzes brilhantes de Paris com a intenção de se tornar mosqueteiro da guarda. No caminho, ouve um homem fazendo piadas sobre seu cavalo e exige uma luta. Ele perde a luta, quebra a espada e recebe uma carta de apresentação ao Monsieur de Treville roubada.

Em Paris, d'Artagnan vai ao encontro de Treville e consegue agendar três duelos consecutivos com Aramis, Athos e Porthos, os três mosqueteiros. Ele duela, se apaixona, consegue salvar a rainha da França e estraga os planos do cardeal Richelieu enquanto realiza seu sonho.

Originalmente serializada para um jornal, o objetivo é prender a atenção do leitor para ler a próxima parte, por isso a aventura e ritmo acelerado. A história é simples mas envolvente, cheia de grandiosidade, contada de forma emocionante e agradável. ( )
  Marcos_Augusto | Sep 2, 2021 |
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Dumas Père, Alexandreprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Allen, Philip SchuylerTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Aventi, GiuseppeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baeza, JoseTranslatorsecondary 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.
[Author's Preface] It is about a year ago, that in making researches in the Bibliotheque Nationale for my History of Louis the Fourteenth, I by chance met with the Memoirs of Monsieur d'Artagnan, printed by Peter the Red at Amsterdam -- as the principal works of that period, when authors could not adhere to the truth without running the risk of the Bastile, generally were.
[Epilogue] La Rochelle, deprived of the assistance of the English fleet, and of the succour which had been promised by Buckingham, surrendered after a year's siege.
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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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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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This swashbuckling epic of chivalry, honor, and derring-do, set in France during the 1620s, is richly populated with romantic heroes, unattainable heroines, kings, queens, cavaliers, and criminals in a whirl of adventure, espionage, conspiracy, murder, vengeance, love, scandal, and suspense. Dumas transforms minor historical figures into larger- than-life characters: the Comte d’Artagnan, an impetuous young man in pursuit of glory; the beguilingly evil seductress “Milady”; the powerful and devious Cardinal Richelieu; the weak King Louis XIII and his unhappy queen—and, of course, the three musketeers themselves, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, whose motto “all for one, one for all” has come to epitomize devoted friendship. With a plot that delivers stolen diamonds, masked balls, purloined letters, and, of course, great bouts of swordplay, The Three Musketeers is eternally entertaining.
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The young Gascon fights
The three inseperables
and becomes their friend
(Michael.Rimmer)

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