The Three Musketeers (The D'Artagnan Romances #1)
Three musketeers for the elven kings under the skyIt's a beautiful afternoon here at the Coliseum, and they're cleaning up after the Lions v Christians fixture... Christians lost as usual, ha ha... everyone's looking forward to the main event, we hear they've got a surprise plann...more
Seven for the dwarf-lords in their halls of stone
Nine for mortal man, doomed to die
One for Cardinal Richelieu
Honestly, I do not have enough space to fully explain all the ways I adore this book. But I'll try to condense it.
-First, the four main characters. Love, love, love, and more love. Aramis and Porthos - the Merry and Pippin of the group, if you'll excuse the extremely dorkish LOTR cross-reference - made me laugh; D'Artagnan was charming even though (or maybe because) he had multiple moments where, were I in the story, I...more
"You're in hell. This is the purgatory part but I'm here to take you back to the beginning of the inferno. Mariel has never read The Divine Comedy and it is probably a sound idea to begin from the beginning."
"So we're in hell. I take my sword from my hip and angle the blade to sight and slight my enemies from the blight of this night." Athos puts his hand on his hip as a placeholder where his holster would once have been. His other hand r...more
On their way, however, it shows that rivers and winecellars are no good either.
action - reaction. Everybody under their desk...more
And even as I knew this, I...more
No le doy la quinta estrella por culpa de algunas partes más farragosos, sobre un tramo al final del libro donde la acción decae y se hace a ratos pesado. Pero salvo eso una auténtica gozada, un ejemplo de como debe ser un libro de aventuras...more
I had a lot what-the-heck moments. Almost every chapter.
The book is full of "Duma's occasional lapses of memory"
However the story is interesting and the book is a true page turner.
I continued reading because I was interested to see how things would turn out: t...more
D'Artagnan heads to Paris to apply fo...more
Rating - The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, 5 Sweets and a lady who always in your heart no matter how deadly you are. (I want to make sure that this book is so thick, and it takes time to read, the letters were so small but the book was translated in a very easy way to read and liked by common readers. Received from Mommy Gege of Flip Flipping Pages last December of year 2009.)
Book #1 for 2011
Book #1 for Off The Shelf!
As young girls we would all like to believe that we can find these qualities in someone with whom we can give our love too. Yeah chicas, talking...more
Is it weird that I find the musketeers childish (yet funny) and mylady a likeable character? Sure, she did kill some innocents, but before that. A good husband does not HANG HIS WIFE IN A TREE when he finds out she's a criminal - looking at you, Athos. As for d'Artagnan: Who pretends to be someone's boyfriend and has sex with them in the darkness?...more
But I had never read the book before up until recently and when I was younger I did not even know that it was originally from a book, so of course I had to read the novel as soon as I as able to do so, but I did not know quite what to expect. I knew it would not be th...more
The Three Musketeers is completely different from what I was expecting, but not necessarily in a bad way. It was fun, it was goofy (I don't know if this was on purpose,...more
This was a very enjoyable read. I suppose it being a new translation I understand things I didn't before sinc...more
In route to ask the captain of the Musketeers fo...more
First the good stuff: it's a classic and deservedly so. I'm glad to say...more
The Three Musketeers
The Three Musketeers was written by Alexandre Dumas. Alexandre was born on June 24th 1802. His first few plays were Henry III and His Court (1829). The Tower of Nesle (1832), Kean (1836), and his Byrone Anthony (first performed in 1831) which were inspired by Lord George Gordon Byron. He was an avid reader of William Shakespeare and Sir Walter Scott whose dramas were immensely popular, being among the first of the Romantic Movement, along with friend and sometimes rival Vict...more
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Alexandre Dumas, père (French for "father", akin to Senior in English), born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie, was a French writer, best known for his numerous historical novels of high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of h...more