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Ladybird Classics: The Three Musketeers

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First serialized between March and July of 1844, Alexandre Dumas's "The Three Musketeers" is one of the author's most famous works, the opening installment in the "d'Artagnan Romances." A timeless tale of adventure, romance, intrigue, and revenge, it is the captivating story of d'Artagnan, a young man of Gascony, who is determined to become a Musketeer of the... Read more

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First serialized between March and July of 1844, Alexandre Dumas's "The Three Musketeers" is one of the author's most famous works, the opening installment in the "d'Artagnan Romances." A timeless tale of adventure, romance, intrigue, and revenge, it is the captivating story of d'Artagnan, a young man of Gascony, who is determined to become a Musketeer of the Royal Guard. Through his wit and skill with a sword, he befriends the other Musketeers, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. Together they must foil the nefarious plotting of Cardinal Richelieu against the King and Queen, despite his appearance as an ally. The Musketeers must also overcome the villainous machinations of Milady de Winter, whose lethal criminality threatens those in power and the love of d'Artagnan for Constance Bonacieux. 

About the Author

Alexandre Dumas (1802–1870) lived a life as romantic as that depicted in his famous novels. He was born in Villers-Cotterêts, France. His early education was scanty, but his beautiful handwriting secured him a position in Paris in 1822 with the du’Orléans, 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 the romantic movement. His lavish spending and flamboyant habits led to the construction of his fabulous Château de Monte-Cristo, and in 1851 he fled to Belgium to escape creditors. Dumas’s overall literary output reached more than 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 Musketeers (1843–1844); its sequels, Twenty Years After (1845) and the great mystery The Man in the Iron Mask (1845–1850); and The Count of Monte Cristo (1844). His work ignored historical accuracy, psychology, and analysis, but its thrilling adventure and exuberant inventiveness continued to delight readers, and Dumas remains one of the prodigies of nineteenth-century French literature.

Author            : Alexandre Dumas

Publisher      ‏  : Ladybird

Binding Type  : Hardcover 

Language       : English 

ISBN-13         ‏ : ‎ 978-1409313557

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