The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

Book - 2004
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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.
Publisher: New York : Barnes and Noble Classics, ©2004.
ISBN: 9781593081485
1593081480
Characteristics: xli, 720 pages ;,21 cm.

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acardona305 Apr 22, 2018

Like many others, The Count of Montecristo brought me to read this title. While it is an enjoyable adventure, the story is just not as compelling as the Count. Both books fall into the same category, so comparisons are only natural. If you don't know the story behind this one you should definitely read this one.

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nuke_diver
Apr 12, 2018

I enjoyed the Count of Monte Cristo a lot so wanted to read the Three Musketeers and it was equally enjoyable (and not nearly as long). Dumas style is easy enough reading and not overall deep. It is quite descriptive and his plot develops rather slowly though again not as slowly as in the Count

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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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EuSei Sep 15, 2015

EuSei thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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CHoeppner
Jul 12, 2015

"All for one and one for all."

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