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Les Trois Mousquetaires

(The d'Artagnan Romances #1)

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Quand le jeune d’Artagnan quitte sa Gascogne natale pour Paris, il n’a qu’un rêve en tête : devenir mousquetaire. En chemin, son caractère fougueux va attirer sur lui les foudres des gardes du Cardinal de Richelieu, lui permettre de se lier d’amitié avec trois de ses glorieux aînés, Athos, Porthos et Aramis, et même de croiser l’amour en la personne de Constance, lingère d ...more
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Published October 2014 by Nobi nobi ! (first published 1844)
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Ragna I read it when I was 13/14 and immediately read Twenty Years After (Sequel). Honestly, if your son liked The Count of Monte Cristo, it would be a…moreI read it when I was 13/14 and immediately read Twenty Years After (Sequel). Honestly, if your son liked The Count of Monte Cristo, it would be a surprise if he didn't like/get The Three Musketeers.(less)
Alexander The Barnes & Noble edition is, I believe, the one translated in the 19th Century and while more or less complete, it lacks anything that would…moreThe Barnes & Noble edition is, I believe, the one translated in the 19th Century and while more or less complete, it lacks anything that would have offended Victorian sensibilities. This new edition translated by Richard Pevear gets very high marks and both restores material as well as making the translation less florid and closer to the original French.(less)
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Bill  Kerwin
May 21, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This is not the most profound of novels, but it may be the most compelling. Many of its sequences--the Diamond Studs, Milady's seduction of Felton, the attempt of D'Artagnan and The Three to rescue Constance--move with remarkable rapidity. More notable than these, however, is the entire exposition, something many novelists have found to be a thankless chore, if not a stumbling block. It occupies a full sixty pages, 10% of the book, and, although it covers much ground--the introduction of our her
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Madeline
I thought that Queen Margot couldn't be topped. I should have known better.
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
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Manny
This is a kick-ass novel, and I am indeed kicking my own ass for not having read it earlier. I'm ashamed to say that I thought it was a children's book. My wife indignantly refuses any responsibility for my mistake... as she points out, it's entirely my fault if I drew the wrong inferences from the fact that her mother read it aloud to her as an eight year old. It turns out, on closer examination of the facts, that Elisabeth's mom must have skipped about a quarter of the text - but I digress. No ...more
Agir(آگِر)
Apr 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
سه تفنگدار جزو رمان هاي اسطوره اي و جاویدان است.داستان پهلوانانی كه براي هر ماجراجويي سرشان حسابي درد مي كند.در هر جايي باشند و در هر جبهه اي، اولين چيزي كه به فكرشان مي رسد دوستی و نجات جان یکدیگر است

وقايع كتاب در فرانسه و در زماني اتفاق مي افتد كه هنوز با شمشير مي توان گليم خود را از آب كشيد
لويي سيزدهم پادشاه جواني است كه هنوز قدرت زيادي ندارد و برعكس وي صدراعظم او يعني كاردينال ريشيلو پادشاه بدون تاج كشور است .دو دسته نظامي در كشور وجود دارد يك دسته تفنگداران پادشاه و دسته ديگري سربازان صدرا
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Brad
Jan 13, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is going to take some explaining, but my guiltiest pleasure when it comes to books is Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers.

I hear you saying, "How on Earth can that be a guilty pleasure?" I know. It's a recognized classic. It has far reaching pop culture impact.It's considered one of the greatest adventures ever written. It has two of the most memorable "villains" in literature; it has four kick ass action heroes. It has sword fights, romance, intrigue, and most people think it has big lau
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Ahmad Sharabiani
908. Les Trois Mousquetaires = The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas
The Three Musketeers (French: Les Trois Mousquetaires) is a historical adventure novel written in 1844 by French author Alexandre Dumas. Set in 1625–1628, it recounts the adventures of a young man named d'Artagnan after he leaves home to travel to Paris, to join the Musketeers of the Guard. Although d'Artagnan is not able to join this elite corps immediately, he befriends the three most formidable musketeers of the age—Athos, Po
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Luffy
Mar 28, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not going to waste more time than necessary for this classic. The problem seems to come from me, since I couldn't follow a lot of the dialog. I couldn't make any sense of what transpired here, especially in the last third of the book.

I liked the intrigue with the royal couple of LouisXIII and Anne d'Autruche. And as soon as these historical characters disappeared from the book did my enjoyment evaporate as well. Like I said, I don't want to dwell on this one starred book too much(one for all
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Sara
Jan 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a drama addict. I admit it. I don’t generally go for comedy. I will pick a movie that makes me cry over one that makes me laugh every time, and it is pretty much the same with my books. But when I do read something humorous, I love satire, wit, subtle humor. Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde or Will Rogers are my style. Imagine my surprise that Alexander Dumas has made me laugh aloud in The Three Musketeers. They are so over-the-top, while written as if he is endeavoring to take them seriously. I hav ...more
Bradley
Most people know the story. At the very least, they know about the story or they can quote that famous line. I was one of those peeps. I had never bothered to read the book because I saw an adaptation or two. lol

I'm so silly.

So I finally read the book and it was better! Surprise, surprise, right? There's even MORE pathos, chivalry, swordplay, hails of bullets, swooning maidens, and truly an evil Cardinal and a nasty Milady to butt heads against. At first, I honestly thought the over-the-top pre
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Peter
Feb 06, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Did you know there were 4 musketeers? Did you also know they were not very nice guys? One guy won't let his servant ever speak. One is having an affair with a married woman, and ridicules her for gifts she buys him. Another can't decide whether to have an affair or be a priest, but constantly pinches his ears to make them a more attractive color. Since they don't seem to be paid much to be musketeers they are constantly grifting off of other people. One of their brave deeds is to have breakfast ...more
Michael Finocchiaro
The initial tale where d'Artagnon as a relatively poor, relationless noble arriving in Paris and making friends with the legendary Porthos, Athos and Artemis and subsequently participating in a big adventure is one of the most exhilarating books of the 19th C in French literature. While not a children's book (due to the difficulty of the French text), the story itself is of course widely known and a favourite for story tellers (using abridged or illustrated versions) and for movie makers. My adv ...more
Lisa
Jun 23, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If I was a Physicist, I would explain it like this: Athos, Porthos and Aramis are like the protons in an atom. D'Artagnan the neutrons that stabilize it. Actually, this would mean they are Lithium. So, keep them away from water. Or else...unfortunately the King sends them on an expedition to the isles. Now, they would have to cross the channel to get there, would they not?
On their way, however, it shows that rivers and winecellars are no good either.
action - reaction. Everybody under their desk
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Trish
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All for one and one for all.

Probably THE most well-known quote from any book in history. This is the tale of D’Artagnon, a young Gascon traveling to Paris to seek his fortune and finding the three Musketeers Athos, Porthos and Aramis upon his arrival.
From then on, it is a swashbuckling adventure full of intrigues, sword fights, heartbreak and much more.

The story has been adapted too many times to count them all, making the names of the Musketeers as immortal as those of their adversaries: card
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Luís C.
A young man named D'Artagnan is sent to Paris with three gifts from his father: fifteen crowns, a horse, and a letter of introduction to M. de Treville, a very important person. It is he who commands the king's musketeers. And she will also fall in love with Constance Bonacieux. The Duke of Buckingham will court Queen Anne of France. Since this can not be said publicly about the feelings of one another, she marries the king of France. Anne gives them some diamond pendants as consolation prize du ...more
J.G. Keely
Remarkable book. I have been, on occasion, accused of some sort of self-set elitism which suffuses my opinions and critiques on literature. It seems people are often more likely to think one has an ulterior motive for liking or not liking a book rather than looking at the presented arguments. In any case, I would posit this book as the countermand to that sentencing. It is not a literary book, as such, as it does not place itself in a deep referential or metaphorical state. Though it is certainl ...more
مصطفى عرابى
هي ليست قصة مغامرات عادية، هي قصة عن أخلاق الفرسان ذات خلفية تاريخية هامة
ألكسندر ديماس أفضل من يمزج في أعماله بين الواقع و الخيال بشكل يصعب التفريق بينهما، في عمله الحالي يستعرض ديماس جزء هام من تاريخ فرنسا و يتناول شخصيات حقيقية، و إن كانت كثير من الأحداث بالطبع من وحي خياله لكنها لا تغير التاريخ و لا تشوهه
كتاب رائع يستحق التواجد في قائمة أشهر الأعمال اكلاسيكية عبر العصور
Daniel
Feb 13, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009
I've had more fun reading "The Three Musketeers" than I've had with any book in a long time, and my only regret is that I didn't find my way to Dumas sooner. It's bursting with swordplay, political intrigue, romance, fortunes won and lost, mistresses kept and stolen, poisoned wine, devious nobility, and vengeance sought and attained. What more could a reader ask for? While "The Three Musketeers" isn't the most intellectually challenging book ever written -- though it does offer, in passing, the ...more
Maxwell
Aug 19, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own-it, classics, 2018
After nearly 5 years of owning this book, I've finally read it (thanks to Rincey hosting the readalong this month that gave me the motivation). I can't say I loved the book, but it was fun and had its moments. It's sort of a bunch of vignettes, especially at the beginning, to acquaint you with the characters. And then the real plot sort of develops later on in the novel. It has all those follies and foibles of classics, with misdirection, confusion, deus ex machinas galore, and is, at times, a t ...more
Debra
May 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The beginning of this book was a real stinker. I couldn't believe it was getting 4 star reviews from people. After the first couple of pages, I was ready to throw in the towel but I kept going and I am glad that I did. I am almost finished with this book. I will forgive Dumas for the first couple of pages - okay for me the first 45-50 pages. Because the rest of the book has been very good...should finish the book later today.
Jessica
Well, it was no Count of Monte Cristo, but it was still exciting and dramatic. I was much more into the second half, when it starts focusing on the diabolical Lady de Winter. One disappointment was that I had always envisioned the Three Musketeers to be noble, just, Robin Hood-type characters. It turns out that, though brave, they are quite selfish and immoral, and tend to murder people with little provocation. None of the musketeers was very likable to me. Women also don't fare very well here a ...more
Piyangie
I'm really at a loss as to how I should review this book. I'm burdened with mixed feelings, both positive and negative. They are equally strong that I'm not sure how I exactly feel about the book.

I will not venture to state the story or any part of it, for there cannot be many who have not read it, or if not, have watched a movie adaptation. I will only express what I felt for the story, the characters, and writing.

First I'll begin with the writing. This is Dumas's forte. The exhibition of wit
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Manny
For the Celebrity Death Match Review Tournament, The Lord of the Rings (2) versus Les Trois Mousquetaires (31)
Three musketeers for the elven kings under the sky
Seven for the dwarf-lords in their halls of stone
Nine for mortal man, doomed to die
One for Cardinal Richelieu
It'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 plan
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Jo
Aug 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
It has took me longer than usual to get through this book, but hell, there are so many amazing books to be devoured!
The Three Musketeers is an exquisite adventure story, with the "Fun" element on overdrive! I mean, this is classic literature with a twist. I just loved the sword fights and the utter sarcasm. The writing style Dumas uses flows with such ease, and is very humorous. I found myself howling a lot more than I thought I would!
I loved the relationship between the Musketeers and how ver
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Anna Kļaviņa
Dec 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Anna by: YLTO Low Octane ABC
I'm surprised that d'Artagnan and his three friends in so many people eyes are heroes and "good" guys. Because they are not. Author has made cruelty, crime and sinful deeds OK if its done by "inseparable" friends and cloaked it in heroism and gallantry.

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.
Lizzy
What an adventure!
Highly recommended.
Antonio
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: clásicos, favorites
—Y ahora, señores —dijo D’Artagnan sin tomarse el trabajo de explicar su conducta a Porthos—, todos para uno y uno para todos, esa es nuestra divisa, ¿no es así?
—Pero… —dijo Porthos.
—¡Extiende la mano y jura! —gritaron a la vez Athos y Aramis.
Vencido por el ejemplo, rezongando por lo bajo, Porthos extendió la mano y los cuatro amigos repitieron a un solo grito la fórmula dictada por D’Artagnan:
«Todos para uno, uno para todos».

No hay película, serie o filme que le haga honor, o que se le pa
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J
May 19, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There exist in the world authors from previous eras whose characters have become so ubiquitous in the popular culture that they undergo a strange kind of infantalizing. The rather serious philosophical questions Robert Louis Stevenson posed about mind-body duality and evolution are passed over in favor of the monster story of wicked Mr. Hyde. Jonathan Swift’s venomous satires of English life are reduced to the tale of an island of little people and an island of giants.

And even as I knew this, I
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[P]
May 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sangdieu! This was good fun. I mean, it’s mostly dumb fun, like Get Low by Lil Jon or Tropic Thunder or AC/DC, but sometimes that is precisely what you need. Throughout 700 – wrist taxing, if not brain taxing – pages Dumas leads us, his readers, a merry dance across France [and occasionally England], without ever really acknowledging the absurdity and joyful irreverence of his narrative. Indeed, The Three Musketeers is so absurd as to approach the level of evil genius. Morbleu! Parbleu! Etc.

It’s
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Victoria
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4,5/5
Une très bonne lecture ! L'intrigue met bien 200 pages à décoller, mais ensuite, sa complexité et sa construction la rendent assez addictive malgré quelques longueurs. Les personnages sont attachants et drôles parce que très stéréotypés - sauf Milady, qui est si détestable qu'on se délecte de chacune de ses apparitions et de ses manipulations. La plume de Dumas, cachée derrière un narrateur assez interventionniste, était savoureuse, et j'ai souri presque à chaque page durant la majorité du
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