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Paperback Les Trois Mousquetaires (Classic Reprint) Book

ISBN: 0259513261

ISBN13: 9780259513261

Les Trois Mousquetaires (Classic Reprint)

(Book #1 in the The d'Artagnan Romances Series)

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This is an AMAZING book!!! ❤️

I read the abridged version of the three musketeers, so I don’t know this exact version. But the storyline I know is really really good! I wouldn’t recommend this for people who have a hard time with gruesome stuff, though. There is a little of that. Other than that, this book is just WONDERFUL!!! Thank you so much for writing such a great book!!! Samantha


An "endless adventure" breathlessly moving from one scene to the next: sword-fighting, court espionage, sex scandals, poisonings, assassinations, undying love and so on. 'Les Trois Mousquetaires', first published in 1844, was soon translated into three English versions by 1846. One of these, by William Barrow, is still in print and fairly faithful to the original, available in the Oxford World's Classics 1999 edition. However all of the explicit and many of the implicit references to sexuality had been removed to conform to 19th century English standards of morality, thus making the scenes between d'Aragnan and Milady, for example, confusing and strange. The most recent and new standard English translation is by award-winning translator Richard Pevear (2006). Pevear says in his translation notes that most of the modern translations available today are "textbook examples of bad translation practices" which "give their readers an extremely distorted notion of Dumas's writing." Thankfully we have high quality translations like this one now available.

A Great Read

I read this book with my class in high school, and I enjoyed it then and still do now. I found it an easy read, and it has helped me to read the 'texte integral' version as well, which contains the full story in regular French, not in 'simple French' as it is in this version. The only reason I dislike this version is that the vocabulary in the margins is not usually the more difficult vocabulary of the passage, but it is something bearable. For someone learning French or wanting to brush up on their skills, Les Trois Mousquetaires is excellent, and it also provides the reader with one of Alexandre Dumas' fascinating tales.

My Favorite In The WORLD

The best friends you'll ever find in a book! My favorite part was when D'artagnan, Athos, Porthos, and Arimis met and insted of dueling each other, ther ended up dueling the Cardinal's Guards! I can never stop reading it! The reason Porthos and D'artagnan were going to duel is a LITTLE funny. This, along with a sad ending and a few sequels, make it a real CLASSIC.

Great book, and even better characters

The 3 Musketeers is one of the best books I have read. I'm an unemployed college student that picked up the book and couldn't put it down. I have read the Count of Monte-Cristo, which is also a great book, and at first thought the 3 Musketeers would be a childish tale, but it turned out to be a great writing style that Dumas uses to take create four characters that I now love. I recommend this book to anybody that likes adventure, action, romance or just great storytelling. I even read Twenty Years Later to see what happens to Aramis, Athos, Porthos, and d'Artagnan.

better than all the films

THere is a reason that classics are regarded as classics: they are timeless and very fun to read, often more fun than you would imagine. THis is a long book, 900 pages in the French version, but I sliced through so fast that I was sorry when it ended.The plot outline is simple. The four musketeers - for there really are four - want to help the queen in her love for Lord Buckingham of England. All the rest is intrigue and adventure related to that. But the episodes are so funny, the chemistry between the characters so subtle and realistic, that it makes for a truly great read. Indeed, the characters of the musketeers are so well drawn, their inter-relations so complex, that a film or even a miniseries simply cannot do it justice. The glimpses at historical personnages is also fascinating, from Richelieu to Louis XIII. Finally, you get a flavor for the Paris of that epoch, just after the religious wars.Highly recommended.
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