The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

Book - 2007
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In seventeenth-century France, young D'Artagnan initially quarrels with, then befriends, three musketeers and joins them in trying to outwit the enemies of the king and queen.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2007, c2006.
ISBN: 9780143105008
Branch Call Number: FIC Dumas
Characteristics: xxiii, 704 p. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Pevear, Richard 1943-
Alternative Title: Trois mousquetaires.


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FPL_RachelR Mar 24, 2020

Sometimes you read a “Classic” and are unsure as to why it’s so memorable. This is *not* that book! This is a quintessential swashbuckling experience. Memorable characters, conniving villains...”fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, true love!” oh, wait, that’s from The Princess Bride. Ah, well, the quote fits!

Mar 24, 2020

I loved this book. It is quite lengthy so I tried to read 100 pages each day to finish this book in less than a week. From the beginning the book throws you right in, introducing you to the various characters and the intertwined plots of the novel. There are many duels, secret meetings at the Louvre and more! What I really enjoyed about this book is the fact that although it is a fictional book, I found myself learning new things about French culture that I did not know previously. The book's time setting is before the French Revolution so it was interesting to learn the power that the monarchy and the Church had in France. I also loved the strong female antagonist of the book. She is comparable to Lady Macbeth to a certain degree.

Overall awesome book and I highly recommend!

Sep 22, 2018

four drunk spider-men fighting priests hard

Aug 13, 2018

Very entertaining. Evil is very large and has many hands in this novel. The good are few. But they are but they pleasantly cunning, forever loyal, strong in character and brilliant with their blades. We need more musketeers in our world.

Jul 26, 2014

"I am at the age of wild hopes, Monseigneur," said d'Artagnan.

Aug 08, 2013

Wow! the book is outstanding. I am sorry to say that the most recent movie with Logan lerman as dartagnan has completely butchered the book. this book has plenty of suspense and heroism to make it a true classic. You really just can't find good and true historical fiction these days anymore. Most of the stuff that's written nowadays is just about who falls in love with who and the nasty stuff that follows. I wish someone would actually write some good historical fiction that was NOT soaked in the "Overly romantic and lovey dovey romance " stuff.

Apr 05, 2013

The first modern swashbuckler and still the best! especially in the Richard Pevear translation.

Jun 13, 2012

Wonderful book! I congratulate anyone who reads this book all the way through. It is well worth it.

Aug 20, 2011

Would've preferred to read it in French. Excellent ribald humor.
This is the first of four novels leading to "The Man In the Iron Mask".

Jun 02, 2011

One of the best and most memorable books I have read!Dumas is so eloquent,witty and exciting.I read the whole book straight through.Highly recommend.


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Mar 08, 2019

The Three Musketeers is a book set in 17th century France during the rule of King Louis the 13th. The book tells the story of a young man from Gascon, d’Artagnan’s adventures with his close friends, the titular three musketeers in the book’s title, Athos, Porthos and Aramis. It describes how the four, under the watch of their captain, Monsieur de Treville, fight against the corrupt Cardinal Richelieu and his machinations, along with defending the honor of Queen Anne of Austria from said machinations. They have many encounters with the Cardinal’s allies in their quest, and face many hardships along the way, such as d’Artagnan’s love for Madame Bonancieux, who is wed to one of the Cardinal’s allies and is captured, with d’Artagnan able to do nothing about that.

I’d give this book about an 8 out of 10. I found myself invested in the story and characters and wanted to know what happened next to the four main characters as well as Madame Bonancieux after she got captured early in the book. However, I wasn’t too fond of the small text, as I found it rather hard to read because of said small text. The small text also made it somewhat difficult for me to keep track of what was going on in the story, though those are really just minor nitpicks from me.

I would recommend this book to those who are interested in French culture and those who like action and drama, as the book is set in France a few hundred years ago, which obvously would mean it has French culture within it. and the story also had plenty of action and drama within it, especially the latter.


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