The Three Musketeers

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Alexandre Dumas and Others
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings
    • $11.99
    • $11.99

Publisher Description

"We read The Three Musketeers to experience a sense of romance and for the sheer excitement of the story," reflected Clifton Fadiman. "In these violent pages all is action, intrigue, suspense, surprise--an almost endless chain of duels, murders, love affairs, unmaskings, ambushes, hairbreadth escapes, wild rides. It is all impossible and it is all magnificent."

First published in 1844, Alexandre Dumas's swashbuckling epic chronicles the adventures of D'Artagnan, a gallant young nobleman who journeys to Paris in 1625 hoping to join the ranks of musketeers guarding Louis XIII. He soon finds himself fighting alongside three heroic comrades--Athos, Porthos, and Aramis--who seek to uphold the honor of the king by foiling the wicked plots of Cardinal Richelieu and the beautiful spy "Milady."

"Dumas will be read a hundred, nay, three hundred years on," wrote John Galsworthy. "His greatest creation is undoubtedly D'Artagnan, type at once of the fighting adventurer and of the trusty servant, whose wily blade is ever at the back of those whose hearts have neither his magnanimity nor his courage. Few, if any, characters in fiction inspire one with such belief in their individual existences. . . . To one who made D'Artagnan all shall be forgiven." Clifton Fadiman agreed: "Dumas enjoyed writing his stories. . . . The pleasure he must have felt in
creating D'Artagnan's troubles and triumphs flashes out of these pages. . . . Dumas rampaged through the history of France, inventing, changing, distorting--doing whatever was needed to produce a tale to hold the reader breathless."

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1982
April 29
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
720
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
2.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Adamstivala ,

Perfection

Pevear has done a great service to readers and enthusiasts of Dumas. Dare I say this is the ultimate adventure story, it thrills upon each reading. My only wish is that Mr. Pevear translates the subsequent stories of D'artagnan!

wigglepop ,

Yes, it's worth it

A muscular new translation of the classic adventure. It's funny, fast paced, accurate (so far as my poor French can tell), and includes the sexy bits. Worth every penny. My only gripe is that the notes aren't linked to their numbers in the text, a feature that ought to be standard in ebooks.

To repeat: yes, you can get older translations for free. Don't. This is the one you want.

More Books by Alexandre Dumas, Richard Pevear & Tom Gauld

1846
1844
2011
2010
1998
2012

Customers Also Bought

1939
2018
1981
2015
2015
2010