The Three Musketeers (Wordsworth Classics)

The Three Musketeers (Wordsworth Classics) Author Alexandre Dumas père
ISBN-10 1853260401
ISBN-13 9781853260407
Year 1997-08-01
Pages 592
Language English
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd
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Introduction and Notes by Keith Wren University of Kent at Canterbury A historical romance The Three Musketeers tells the story of the early adventures of the young Gascon gentleman D Artagnan and his three friends from the regiment of the King s Musketeers Athos Porthos and Aramis Under the watchful eye of their patron M de Treville the four defend the honour of the regiment against the guards of Cardinal Richelieu and the honour of the queen against the machinations of the Cardinal himself as the power struggles of seventeenth century France are vividly played out in the background But their most dangerous encounter is with the Cardinal s spy Milady one of literature s most memorable female villains and Dumas employs all his fast paced narrative skills to bring this enthralling novel to a breathtakingly gripping and dramatic conclusion