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  • Published: 1 February 2005
  • ISBN: 9780553213379
  • Imprint: Bantam US
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $13.99

The Three Musketeers




‘God’s teeth!’ Unfailingly exciting and a complete joy to read, this new translation of The Three Musketeers is published to coincide with the lavish BBC adaptation to be aired this month.

Perhaps the greatest "cloak and sword" story ever written. The Three Musketeers, first published in 1844, is a tale for all time. Pitting the heroic young d'Artagnan and his noble compatriots Athos, Porthos, and Aramis against the master of intrigue. Cardinal Richelieu, and the quintessential wicked woman, Lady de Winter, Alexandre Dumas has created an enchanted France of swordplay, schemes, and assignations. The era and the characters are based on historical fact, but the glittering romance and fast- paced action spring from a great writer's incomparable imagination. From the perilous retrieval of the queen's gift to her lover in time to foil Richelieu's plot to the melodramatic revelation of Lady de Winter's true identity, THE THREE MUSKETEERS is the unchallenged archetype for literary romance and a perennial delight for generations of readers.

  • Pub date: 1 February 2005
  • ISBN: 9780553213379
  • Imprint: Bantam US
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $13.99

About the Author

Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas was a French playwright, historian and prolific novelist, penning a string of successful books including The Three Musketeers (1844), The Count of Monte Cristo (1845), and Twenty Years After(1845). His novels have been translated into a hundred different languages and inspired over two hundred films. In his day Dumas was as famous for his financial irresponsibility and flamboyant lifestyle as for his writing. Dumas died in 1870.

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