The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas

The Three Musketeers

By Alexandre Dumas

  • Release Date: 2010-10-04
  • Genre: Historical
The Three Musketeers book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 435 Ratings)

The Three Musketeers Alexandre Dumas Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

The Three Musketeers (Les Trois Mousquetaires) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It recounts the adventures of a young man named d'Artagnan after he leaves home to become a musketeer. D'Artagnan is not one of the musketeers of the title; those are his friends Athos, Porthos, and Aramis -- inseparable friends who live by the motto, "One for all, and all for one". The Three Musketeers was first published in serial form in the magazine Le Siècle between March and July 1844. Dumas claimed it was based on manuscripts he had discovered in the Bibliothèque Nationale. It was later proven that Dumas had based his work on the book Mémoires de Monsieur D'Artagnan, capitaine lieutenant de la première compagnie des Mousquetaires du Roi (Memoirs of Mister D'Artagnan, Lieutenant Captain of the first company of the King's Musketeers) by Gatien de Courtilz de Sandras (Cologne, 1700).

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User reviews about this book

  • Classic swashbuckling adventure!

    5
    By Nomad0921
    Lives up to its reputation as a classic adventure of young men in battle. There's loads of characters for everyone, including swordsman, lovers,heroes and villains, sometimes all in the same personage! This is highly recommended reading for the person who wants to lose themselves in a well written, complex story of royal intrigue, romance and revenge.
  • A great book

    5
    By Hdudn hrhs
    Filled with adventure and rich descriptions, there's no wonder this is a classic. None of the characters is perfect, making them all the more human, and the language is not so advanced that it's hard to read.
  • I love this book

    5
    By Leilajohn
    Read this book. Do it do it
  • Truly a classic!

    5
    By Sam1129
    Reading "The Three Musketeers" for the first time - after so many years of being a fan thanks to animated series and movies - I can see how it has spawned so many dramatizations, though none truly do it justice. Only once did the novel falter a little, at the capture of an important character and said character's subsequent escape; the flow of the story, so lively until then, seemed to come to a halt. Yet that is but a minor inconvenience in what is otherwise a masterpiece.
  • Best Ever

    5
    By Zodoner
    I've become hooked on this series. Just started the third book, and I can't wait to read it all.
  • The Three Musketeers

    5
    By A Slaydon
    Great.
  • Captivating

    5
    By JDtheBard
    A charming character driven drama. Great plot, great story telling. One of my favorites of classic lit

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