The Three Musketeers

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 6, 2018 - Fiction - 592 pages
The novel’s fast-moving story is set in the royal court of Louis XIII, where the swaggering King’s musketeers square off against their rivals: the crimson-clad guards of the dreaded Cardinal Richelieu. The Red Duke rules France with an iron hand in the name of King Louis—and of Queen Anne, who dares a secret love affair with France’s enemy, England’s Duke of Buckingham. Into this royal intrigue leaps the brash d’Artagnan, a young swordsman from the provinces determined to find fame and fortune in Paris. Bold and clever, in no time the youth finds himself up to his Gascon neck in adventure, while earning the enduring friendship of the greatest comrades in literature, the Three Musketeers: noble Athos, sly Aramis, and the giant, good-hearted Porthos. Now from Lawrence Ellsworth, acclaimed translator of The Red Sphinx, comes a new rendition of The Three Musketeers for a new century, one that captures anew the excitement, humor, and spirit of Alexandre Dumas’s greatest novel of historical adventure. Whether you’re meeting the musketeers for the first time or discovering them all over again, it’s all for one, one for all, in this timeless tale of honor and glory, the flash of dark eyes, and the clash of bright steel.
 

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Contents

Dreams of Vengeance
Miladys Secret
How Athos Without Inconveniencing Himself Acquired His Equipment
An Apparition
The Cardinal
The Siege of La Rochelle
The Anjou Wine
The Inn at ColombierRouge

The Domestic Life of the Musketeers
A Court Intrigue
DArtagnan Begins to Show Himself
A SeventeenthCentury Mousetrap
The Plot Thickens
George Villiers the Duke of Buckingham
Monsieur Bonacieux
The Man of Meung
Men of the Robe and Men of the Sword
In Which Séguier the Keeper of the Seals Looks More Than Once for the Bell He Used to Ring
In the Bonacieux Household
The Lover and the Husband
Plan of Campaign
The Journey
The Comtesse de Winter
The Ballet of La Merlaison
The Rendezvous
The Pavilion
The Mistress of Porthos
The Thesis of Aramis
The Wife of Athos
The Return
The Hunt for Equipment
Milady
English and French
Dinner at the Prosecutors
Mistress and Maid
Concerning the Equipment of Aramis and Porthos
At Night All Cats Are Gray
On the Utility of Stovepipes
A Conjugal Scene
The Bastion of SaintGervais
The Council of the Musketeers
A Family Affair
The Hand of Fate
A Conversation Between Brother and Sister
Officer
The First Day of Captivity
The Second Day of Captivity
The Third Day of Captivity
The Fourth Day of Captivity
The Fifth Day of Captivity
A Scene from Classical Tragedy
Escape
What Happened at Portsmouth on 23 August 1628
In France
The Carmelite Convent at Béthune
Two Varieties of Demon
A Drop of Water
The Man in the Red Cloak
Judgment
Execution
Conclusion
Epilogue
Historical Characters
Notes on the Text of The Three Musketeers
Acknowledgments
Copyright

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One of the most famous French writers of the nineteenth century, Alexandre Dumas (1902-1870) is best remembered for his novels The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo, and The Man in the Iron Mask. These books have sold millions of copies worldwide.

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