Publisher Description

The Three Musketeers (Les Trois Mousquetaires) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It recounts the adventures of a young man named d'Artagnan after he leaves home to become a musketeer. D'Artagnan is not one of the musketeers of the title; those are his friends Athos, Porthos, and Aramis -- inseparable friends who live by the motto, "One for all, and all for one". The Three Musketeers was first published in serial form in the magazine Le Siècle between March and July 1844. Dumas claimed it was based on manuscripts he had discovered in the Bibliothèque Nationale. It was later proven that Dumas had based his work on the book Mémoires de Monsieur D'Artagnan, capitaine lieutenant de la première compagnie des Mousquetaires du Roi (Memoirs of Mister D'Artagnan, Lieutenant Captain of the first company of the King's Musketeers) by Gatien de Courtilz de Sandras (Cologne, 1700).

Fiction & Literature
October 4
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Public Domain

Customer Reviews

B. D. McKinnon ,

A classic tale that deserves to read.

This is a classis tale that deserves to be read. It is interesting in that the writing reflects some of the beliefs and biases of the time. It is also occasionly a bit slow and a little too verbose. But overall a good read.

Marin24 ,

Very good read

Dumas was a fantasic storyteller!

SibylleJ ,

The Three Musketeers.

When I was much younger, for I am now 90 years of age, I very much thrilled at reading this book. The passing of time dimmed my memory of the details of this most engrossing book,so well .written with an exceptional English translation, which now affords a confirmation of my admiration for it.

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