The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
This vintage book contains Alexandre Dumas’s epic romantic adventure novel, “The Three Musketeers”.
Set in seventeenth century France, it tells the story of d’Artagnan’s journey to Paris to join the legendary ‘Musketeers of the Guard’. The most famous of Dumas’s works, “The Three Musketeers” is a masterful adventure romp packed with humour, satire, love, and derring-do. A worthy addition to any bookshelf, Dumas’s timeless drama constitutes a must-read for fans of historical adventure fiction.
Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) was a famous French writer. He is best remembered for his exciting romantic sagas, including “Chicot the Jester”, “The Three Musketeers” and “The Count of Monte Cristo”. Despite making a great deal of money from his writing, Dumas was almost perpetually penniless thanks to his lavish lifestyle. His novels have since been translated into nearly a hundred different languages, and have inspired over 200 motion pictures.
“It is by his courage, please observe, by his courage alone, that a gentleman can make his way nowadays. Whoever hesitates for a second perhaps allows the bait to escape which during that exact second fortune held out to him. You are young. You ought to be brave for two reasons: the first is that you are a Gascon, and the second is that you are my son. Never fear quarrels, but seek adventures. I have taught you how to handle a sword; you have thews of iron, a wrist of steel. Fight on all occasions. Fight the more for duels being forbidden, since consequently there is twice as much courage in fighting.”
Here, at Alexandre Dumas Works, you can find the best of this of this scintillating author’s historical novels, essays, plays, and travel books.
Through republishing works such as ‘The Three Musketeers’, it is hoped that the writing of this most widely read of French authors, can continue to delight – almost two centuries after its initial publication.