The Four Musketeers: The True Story of D'Artagnan, Porthos, Aramis & Athos
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The Four Musketeers: The True Story of D'Artagnan, Porthos, Aramis & Athos

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The Three Musketeers, first published in 1844, is an abiding classic. It has been translated into many languages, repeatedly filmed, and its heroes—D’Artagnan, Porthos, Aramis, and Athos—have become literary archetypes. Yet, outside France, few people are aware that all four are based on historical figures, members of the elite Black Musketeer regiment during the 1640s. Th...more
Paperback, 223 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by Tempus
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Kathy Sebesta
The authors have gone to a great deal of trouble to find out exactly who the real Athos, Porthos, Aramis, and D'Artagnan were, and they turn out to be nothing like the characters Dumas wrote about. Not only did they probably not even know each other (except that they were all from Gascony), but D'Artangan was the oldest and one of the real leaders of the musketeers.

Regardless, the characters are interesting, and so is the background in which they lived and fought. My only gripes are that the au...more
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