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The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
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Apr 06, 2008

it was amazing

Magic. A yarn that has it all. Betrayal, regret, heroism, sacrifice, war, love, sarcasm, and swordplay.
Re-read this before continuing with the rest of the D'Artagnan saga. Not sure of the Oxford translation though. Amongst other things it leaves the "liaison" between D'Artagnan and Milady fairly vague, not even implying a bit of "jiggy" action. The first time I read 3M (can't remember the translation) this was made fairly plain, not smutty but you were in no doubt they made the beast with 2 backs. Now, by modern standards this incident is basically a daterape and changes the whole dynamic between these characters and allows some sympathy with Milady. The Oxford translation avoids this and therefore Milady can only be viewed as bad to the bone.
Anyway, onto "20 Years After"...
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