The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

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Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble Classics, 2004
ISBN: 9781593081485
1593081480
Characteristics: xli, 720 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Cooper, Barbara T. 1944-

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tonatina
Jan 03, 2014

Great plot...highly recommend!

patienceandfortitude Jan 10, 2013

A fun adventure-packed read. It is clear why great movies have been made from this story.

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calibarial
Sep 04, 2011

One of the all-time great adventure novels, Volume 1 of the D'Artagnan Romances(followed by 20 YEARS LATER, THE VICOMTE DE BRAGELONNE [which the Hennepin County Library inexplicably DOES NOT HAVE!!!!! FIE!! SHAME!!], LOUISE DE LA VALLIERE, and THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK)is a top-shelf, rip-roaring swashbuckler. If you enjoy this, I heartily recommend CAPTAIN BLOOD and SCARAMOUCHE by Raphael Sabatini, THE PRISONER OF ZENDA by Anthony Hope, and THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL by Baroness Orczy.

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kalio
Jun 23, 2009

If you think The Three Musketeers is a stodgy old classic, think again. It is the original swashbuckler and an adventure story that has stood the test of time through hundreds of editions and translations, spin-offs, and movies. Hell, it?s even got a candy bar named after it. The Musketeers are the private bodyguards of King Louis XIII of France in 1624, and the three signaled out by the title are long-standing members of this guard: Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. But the real hero of the story is reckless young d?Artagnan, a wannabe Musketeer who must prove his mettle and his devotion to the cause as the trio fight to defend king, queen, and honor against a devious Cardinal and mysterious spy known only as ?Milady.? Athos, Porthos, Aramis and d?Artagnan set the mold (and maybe break it too) for the dashing, daring, laughing-in-the-face-of-danger gentleman type that we associate with a swashbuckler. The story was first written over one hundred and sixty years ago, but it?s the sort of legendary stuff that the world will never be too old for. The Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition, if you can get your hands on it, is a real treat to read, complete as it is with a very readable and rousing new translation and a gleefully comic illustrated cover.

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