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Description - The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

A historical romance, 'The Three Musketeers' tells the story of the early adventures of the young Gascon gentleman, D'Artagnan and his three friends from the regiment of the King's Musketeers - Athos, Porthos and Aramis. Under the watchful eye of their patron M. de Treville, the four defend the honour of the regiment against the guards of Cardinal Richelieu, and the honour of the queen against the machinations of the Cardinal himself as the power struggles of seventeenth century France are vividly played out in the background. But their most dangerous encounter is with the Cardinal's spy, Milady, one of literature's most memorable female villains, and Dumas employs all his fast-paced narrative skills to bring this enthralling novel to a breathtakingly gripping and dramatic conclusion. Our edition uses the William Barrow translation first published by Bruce and Wylde (London,1846) AUTHOR Alexandre Dumas, pere (French for "father", akin to 'Senior' in English), born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie (24 July 1802 5 December 1870)[1] was a French writer, best known for his numerous historical novels of high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of his novels, including 'The Count of Monte Cristo', 'The Three Musketeers', 'Twenty Years After', and 'The Vicomte de Bragelonne' were serialised. He also wrote plays and magazine articles and was a prolific correspondent.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781853260407
ISBN-10: 1853260401
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 30mm)
Pages: 592
Imprint: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Publish Date: 5-May-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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