The Three Musketeers
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Originally published in 1844.
The young and headstrong D'Artagnan, having proven his bravery by dueling with each, becomes a friend of Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, members of the King's Musketeers. He is in love with Constance Bonancieux and, at her urging, he and his friends head for England to reclaim two diamond studs that the Queen has imprudently given to her lover, the Duke of Buckingham. Richelieu, the chief minister of King Louis XIII, will resort to anything, even murder, to stop the Musketeers from interfering with his plan to ruin Queen Anne's reputation, and her influence over the King. The Three Musketeers is one of the world's greatest adventure stories, and its heroes have become symbols of youth, daring, and friendship.
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Still Good Fun submitted by Jan Wolter on June 24, 2013, 12:26pm I recently read this book to my kids, and was pleased to see that they enjoyed it, though by modern standards it is a bit of a weird book. The moral code that drives all these characters is a bit hard to relate to for the modern reader, especially since it seems to accommodate things like D'Artagnan's seduction of Lady de Winter while pretending to be someone else. The tendency of the book to occasionally misplace its main characters and instead spend several chapters on the adventures of others is also a bit odd. But if approached with a bit of appreciation of its age, and its importance in the family tree of adventure novels, this is still a lot of fun.
Three Musketeers submitted by SBNB on June 15, 2015, 7:51pm This is a good adventure book. I read it first after falling in love with The Count of Monte Cristo. Monte Cristo was better, but this book is a great read as well!
A Classic! submitted by evie2017 on August 25, 2017, 6:52pm It's a classic for a reason! Everyone should read this. It's full of action, humor, and intrigue. Well worth the time investment.
New York : Penguin, 2011.
Year Published: 2011
Description: 673 p. ; 22 cm.
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