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Written by Alexandre DumasAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Alexandre Dumas
Introduction by Allan MassieAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Allan Massie

  • Format: Hardcover, 680 pages
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  • Publisher: Everyman's Library
  • On Sale: February 15, 2011
  • Price: $25.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-307-59499-0 (0-307-59499-8)
about this book

Alexandre Dumas’s most famous tale— and possibly the most famous historical novel of all time— in a handsome hardcover volume.

This swashbuckling epic of chivalry, honor, and derring-do, set in France during the 1620s, is richly populated with romantic heroes, unattainable heroines, kings, queens, cavaliers, and criminals in a whirl of adventure, espionage, conspiracy, murder, vengeance, love, scandal, and suspense. Dumas transforms minor historical figures into larger- than-life characters: the Comte d’Artagnan, an impetuous young man in pursuit of glory; the beguilingly evil seductress “Milady”; the powerful and devious Cardinal Richelieu; the weak King Louis XIII and his unhappy queen—and, of course, the three musketeers themselves, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, whose motto “all for one, one for all” has come to epitomize devoted friendship. With a plot that delivers stolen diamonds, masked balls, purloined letters, and, of course, great bouts of swordplay, The Three Musketeers is eternally entertaining.

"I do not say there is no character as well-drawn in Shakespeare [as D'Artagnan]. I do say there is none that I love so wholly."—Robert Louis Stevenson