The three musketeers / Alexandre Dumas ; with an introduction by Allan Massie.
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- ISBN: 9780307594990 (hardcover)
- ISBN: 0307594998 (hardcover)
- Physical Description: xlv, 625 p. ; 21 cm.
- Edition: New ed.
- Publisher: New York : Everymans Library, 2011.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. xxi).
"A swashbuckling epic of chivalry, honor, and derring-do, it is set in France during the 1620s and richly populated with romantic heroes, unattainable heroines, kings, queens, cavaliers, and criminals in a whirl of adventure, espionage, conspiracy, murder, vengeance, love, scandal, and suspense. Dumas transforms major and minor historical figures into larger-than-life characters: the brave d'Artagnan, an impetuous young man in pursuit of glory; the beguilingly evil seductress 'Milady''; the powerful and devious Cardinal Richelieu; the weak King Louis XIII and his unhappy queen--and, of course, the three musketeers themselves, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, whose motto 'all for one, one for all' has come to epitmize the devoted friendship. With a plot that delivers stolen diamonds, masked balls, purloined letters, and, of course, great bouts of swordplay, The Three Musketeers is eternally entertaining"--Publisher description, p.  of dust jacket.
Translated from the French.
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Library Journal Review
The Three Musketeers
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A perennial favorite, this work continues to hold appeal for adventure lovers. Full of intrigue, swordplay, and revenge, it is the story of d'Artagnan, a young nobleman who travels to Paris in hopes of joining the Musketeers, a group of swashbuckling adventurers who serve King Louis XIII. His wit and fighting ability make d'Artagnan a welcome addition to their ranks, and together the four young men work to foil the King's evil rival, Cardinal Richelieu. Despite the period setting and constant violence, the story captures and sustains the listener's interest as the Musketeers vanquish the villains. Michael York reads superbly, his rich baritone voice giving each role convincing clarity. The audio format is particularly suited to the tale. The production quality is excellent. Recommended for general collections.-- Nancy R. Ives, SUNY at Geneseo (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Publishers Weekly Review
The Three Musketeers
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The picaresque adventures of the young d'Artagnan, who strives to become a musketeer in service of the king, unfold in a visually vibrant adaptation of Dumas's novel. It's no easy task to condense such a sprawling story into a picture book, and readers may have trouble keeping up with the swerves of the plot. French artist AndrÃ© uses airy, watercolorlike effects to create dramatic visuals suggestive of stills from an animated action film. It's an ambitious retelling, but most readers will probably benefit from outside research or conversations with adults to better understand the context and stakes of the story. Ages 8-11. (Oct.) Â© Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
The Three Musketeers
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Originally published in France, where they take their comics and their Three Musketeers very seriously, this is an extremely dense adaptation of Dumas' classic, presented under the venerable Classics Illustrated imprint. Even those who have read any of the numerous recent graphic-novel adaptations, seen any of the classic cinematic endeavors, or plan to see either of the two movies in production will likely find something unexpected as young D'Artagnan travels from the countryside of Gascony to the big city to turn the three musketeers into four, getting caught up in the much-expanded-upon intrigues of the oversexed Lady de Winter. Though reprinted on smaller pages that crowd the panels and compact the already dense retelling even further, this is somewhat counterbalanced by Ruben's fizzy, animated art, which keeps things light and popping. All this is well and good, of course, but what about the sword fights? They don't come as fast and furious as some will expect, but they are imagined with grace, vigor, and panache.--Karp, Jesse Copyright 2010 Booklist