The Three Musketeers
By (author) Alexandre Dumas
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Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
Book DescriptionD'Artagnan, an impetuous young man determined to join the King's Musketeers, inadvertently faces duels with three of the group's finest swordsmen.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780553213379
(175mm x 108mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Bantam USA
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1990
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Alexandre Dumas
Black Tulip, Paperback (August 2017)
Set in 17th-century Holland, this historical novel forms a timeless political allegory in which the cultivation of a rare flower represents the triumph of justice, tolerance, and love over greed and jealousy.
Count of Monte Cristo, Hardback (February 2017)
Set in the years following the defeat-mot Napoleon in 1815, The Count of Monte Cristo held Europe in thrall when it was first serialised in 1844. This edition features the complete unabridged text of Alexandre Dumas' masterpiece, a novel of action and adventure that continues to thrill readers more than a century and a half after it was written.
Red Sphinx, Hardback (January 2017)
For the first time in English in over a century, a new translation of the forgotten sequel to Dumas's The Three Musketeers.
Three Musketeers, Hardback (July 2016)» View all books by Alexandre Dumas
Dumas's classic adventure tale of D'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis.
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Author Biography - Alexandre Dumas
Alexandre Dumas (pere) lived a life as romantic as that depicted in his famous novels. He was born on July 24,1802, at Villers-Cotterets, France, the son of Napoleon s famous mulatto general, Dumas, His early education was scanty, but his beautiful handwriting secured him a position in Paris in 1822 with the du Orleans, where he read voraciously and began to write. His first play, Henri III et sa cour (1829), scored a resounding success for its author and for the romantic movement. Numerous dramatic successes followed (including the melodrama Kean , later adapted by Jean-Paul Satre), and so did numerous mistresses and adventures. He took part in the revolution of 1830 and caught cholera during the epidemic of 1832, fathered two illegitimate children by two different mistresses, and then married still another mistress. (The first of these two children, Alexandre Dumas, [fils], became a famous author also, ) His lavish spending and flamboyant habits led to the construction of his fabulous Chateau de Monte-Christo, and in 1851 he fled to Belgium to escape creditors. He died on December 5, 1870, bankrupt but still cheerful, saying of death, I shall tell her a story, and she will be kind to me. Dumas s overall literary output reached over 277 volumes, but his brilliant historical novels made him the most universally read of all French novelists. With collaborators, mainly Auguste Maquet, Dumas wrote such works as The Three Musketeer (1843-44); its sequels, Twenty Years After (1845) and the great mystery The Man in the Iron Mask (1845-50); and The Count of Monte Cristo (1844). L action and l amour were the two essential things in life and his fiction. He declared he elevated history to the dignity of the novel by means of love affairs, intrigues, imprisonments, hairbreadth escapes, and duels. His work ignored historical accuracy, Psychology, and analysis, but its thrilling adventure and exuberant inventiveness continue to delight readers, and Dumas remains one of the prodigies of nineteenth-century French literature."
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