The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas Reviews
Description:ISBN 0007275218 / Author: Alexandre Dumas / Genre: Classic Literature / A historical romance, this novel tells of the adventures of the ... more
The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas ... hot-headed young Gascon, d'Artagnan and his three companions Athos, Porthos and Aramis as they gallantly defend the Queen of France, using their wit and their swords.
Newest Review: ... before riding off. Nevertheless, despite this setback, D'Artagnan manages to convince Monsier de Treville of his good ... more
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by - written on 17/09/13 (Very useful, 18 readings)
I was prompted to pick up this book by a very unusual source: I read a series of three books by French author Pierre Pevel (The Cardinal's Blades, the Alchemist in the Shadows, and the Dragon Arcana, not currently in the dooyoo catalogue), and these were described as "The Three Musketeers, but with dragons". I loved these books, so I decided to give the original a try. For a classic, it wasn't quite what I was expecting, but I enjoyed it all the same. The story concerns the young d'Artagnan, who journeys to Paris with the hope of joining the King's Musketeers. Before reaching Paris, he gets into an argument with a young gentleman, who beats him and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/08/10 (Very useful, 11 readings)
I am always keen to add another 'classic' to my reading repertiore, and so was delighted when someone in my book group suggested this book one month. I found this novel really hard to get into at first; it was all so confusing with unfamiliar names, places and a highly Romantic style. Initially I needed to read with pen and paper at the ready to jot down characters and little reminders! However, once I'd got a basic grip of the style and characters I began to enjoy it a lot. It is actually very funny in places, which is something I wasn't expecting. The first half of the novel was rather slow-moving, but I felt this was necessary in terms of ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/11/01, updated on 15/11/01 (Very useful, 213 readings)
The 67 chapters of this novel tell the history of a young man named Artagnan, who comes to seek fortune in Paris. The story is set in 1625, under the reign of Louis XIII. The young, courageous and crafty man has a letter of recommendation of his father for Mr. de Treville, Chief of the Musketeers. Very quickly Artagnan becomes the friend of three gentlemen, musketeers of the King: Athos (count of Fere) Porthos (of the Small valley) Aramis (Knight of Herblay) An old rivalry opposes the musketeers of the King to the guards of the Cardinal of Richelieu. Athos was ruined by a tragic marriage with an adventurous woman; Porthos, a giant, whose ... Read the complete review
by - written on 01/06/09 (Very useful, 7 readings)
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas is a fantastic book that really is a classic in English Literature. The novel was originally published in 1844 and it really is quite a long novel with about 430 pages or so. It is superbly written and it really is an excellent story. It is very much a piece of classic literature which is what I liked about it because it is so different from modern day novels of its kind. I really would recommend this book though and I felt it was an excellent read. The story is about a very young and short-tempered man named d'Artagnan going to Paris. He wants to go to Paris and earn mega whealth for himself but it is not as simple as ... Read the complete review
by - written on 06/10/11 (Somewhat useful, 11 readings)
I first read this book a few monts ago and I loved it so much I'm already working through the sequel (20 years after). I would certainly recommend anyone wanting to go and see the new musketeers movie, to read the book first to get a good idea of the plot (and to sit and feel smug in the cinema). As with a great many of the classic novels, this one does take a little while to really get into, but once it gets going its really hard to put down. What is nice for those who are naturally curious and enjoy history, this book is based on real people and events (in certain places at least, it certainly isn't the gospel of French history). From what I remember of the classic ... Read the complete review
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