A much-loved swashbuckling tale. Cardinal Richileu's machinations are no match for the Musketeer's determination to act 'one for all and all for one'!
The young D'Artagnan travels to Paris determined to join King Louis XIII's elite guards. Hot-headed and raring to prove himself, D'Artagnan challenges three strangers to a duel. These strangers are none other than the daring band of Musketeers - Porthos, Athos and Aramis. D'Artagnan's fearless spirit impresses them and the Musketeers take him under their wing. Soon, the wicked plots of Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter propel the four musketeers to adventures on horseback, across seas and over rooftops to defend the honour of the Queen and protect the life of the King. This is a rousing tale of thrilling swordplay and royal intrigue, brave friends and the basest treachery.
About the Author
Alexandre Dumas was born on 24 July 1802 in Villers-Cotterêts near Paris. His father, who was the son of a French marquis and a former slave, died when Alexandre was three years old. He was brought up by his mother and later moved to Paris to work as a clerk. He wrote plays, travel books, children’s stories and memoirs as well as novels and was a keen traveller and cook. His most famous works are The Three Musketeers (1844) and The Count of Monte Cristo (1844–5). Alexandre Dumas died on 5 December 1870.
"Rollicking " Independent "Delicious" Guardian "Dumas is a master of ripping yarns full of fearless heroes, poisonous ladies and swashbuckling adventurers" Guardian "The Napoleon of storytellers" Washington Post
Series: Vintage Classics
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 1st August 2011
Publisher: Random House
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.1 x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.47