The Three Musketeers (Dover Thrift Editions)

By Alexandre Dumas

With its rousing cry of "One for all, and fascinated with one," Alexandre Dumas's exciting event novel has captivated generations of readers for the reason that its preliminary e-book in 1844. motion, intrigue, and romance abound during this swashbuckling epic, which lines a rustic lad's route to the French courtroom of the early 1600s and the fantastic fraternity of the king's males, the Musketeers.
A son of impoverished the Aristocracy, D'Artagnan arrives in Paris to discover the Musketeers disbanded via the crafty Cardinal Richelieu, who hopes to grab energy from the weak-willed Louis XIII. The bold and impressive early life proves his mettle within the corporation of the well-known Musketeers — Porthos, Athos, and Aramis — and joins them in a heroic fight to safeguard the king and his wonderful queen, Anne of Austria.
Dumas reworked the concept that of the historic novel by means of writing in a contemporary, conversational sort. His obtainable, fast paced narratives mix actual and fictional characters to recapture the occasions, manners, and temper of seventeenth-century France. rising within the chaotic aftermath of the Revolution, Dumas's novels supplied his contemporaries with a welcome feel of id and nationwide satisfaction. His most well liked paintings, The 3 Musketeers, keeps to allure glossy readers with its undying stories of romantic valor.

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