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Perhaps the greatest "cloak and sword" story ever written, "The Three Musketeers, "first published ion 1844, is a tale for all time. Pitting the heroic young d'Artagnan and his noble compatriots, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis against the master of intrigue, Cardinal Richelieu, and the quintessential wicked woman, Lady de Winter, Alexandre Dumas has created an enchanted France of swordplay, schemes and assignations. The era and the characters are based on historical fact, but the glittering romance and fast-paced action spring from a great writer's incomparable imagination. From the perilous retrieval of the queens gift to her lover in time to foil Rechelieu's plot to the melodramatic revelation of Lady de Winter's true identity, "The Three Musketeers "is the unchallenged archetype for literary romance and a perennial delight for generations of readers." "
"I do not say there is no character as well-drawn in Shakespeare [as D'Artagnan]. I do say there is none that I love so wholly." --Robert Louis Stevenson
The Three Gifts of Monsieur d'Artagnan the Elder
Monsieur de Treville's Anteroom
Athos's Shoulder, Porthos's Shoulder Belt, and Aramis's Handkerchief
The King's Musketeers and the Cardinal's Guards
His Majesty King Louis the Thirteenth
The Musketeers at Home
A Court Intrigue
D'Artagnan Proves Himself
A Seventeenth-Century Mousetrap
The Plot Thickens
George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham
The Dark Stranger
Magistrates and Soldiers
Chancellor Seguier Looks for the Bell that He Rang in His Youth
Monsieur and Madame Bonacieux at Home
The Lover and the Husband
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ISBN: 9780553213379 ISBN-10: 0553213377 Series: Bantam Classic Audience:
Number Of Pages: 545 Published: 1st June 1984 Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 17.5 x 10.8
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1 Edition Type: Annotated