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The three musketeers

Author: Alexandre Dumas; Richard Pevear
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This swashbuckling epic chronicles the adventures of d'Artagnan, a brash young man from the countryside who journeys to Paris in 1625 hoping to become a musketeer and guard to King Louis XIII. Before long he finds treachery and court intrigue -- and also three boon companions: the daring swordsmen Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. Together they strive heroically to defend the honor of their queen against the powerful  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Action and adventure fiction
Historical fiction
Biographical fiction
Fiction
History
Named Person: Louis, King of France; Anne, Queen consort of Louis XIII King of France; Armand Jean du Plessis Richelieu, duc de
Material Type: Biography, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandre Dumas; Richard Pevear
ISBN: 9780670037797 0670037796 9780143105008 0143105000
OCLC Number: 62738711
Description: xxiii, 704 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The three presents of M. d'Artagnan Sr. --
M. de Tréville's antechamber --
The audience --
Athos's shoulder, Porthos's baldric, and Aramis's handkerchief --
The king's musketeers and the cardinal's guards --
His majesty King Louis the thirteenth --
The musketeers at home --
A court intrigue --
D'Artagnan shows himself --
A seventeenth-century mousetrap --
The plot thickens --
George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham --
Monsieur Bonacieux --
The man from Meung --
Men of the robe and men of the sword --
In which the keeper of the seals Séguier searches more than once for the bell in order to ring it the way he used to --
The Bonacieux household --
The lover and the husband --
The campaign plan --
The journey --
The Countess de Winter --
The ballet of the Merlaison --
The rendezvous --
The pavilion --
Porthos --
The thesis of Aramis --
The wife of Athos --
The return --
The chase after outfits --
Milady --
Englishmen and Frenchmen --
A procureur's dinner --
Soubrette and mistress --
Which treats of the outfitting of Aramis and Porthos --
At night all cats are gray --
The dream of vengeance --
Milady's secret --
How, without stirring, Athos found his outfit --
A vision --
The cardinal --
The siege of La Rochelle --
The wine of Anjou --
The inn of the Red Dovecote --
Of the usefulness of stovepipes --
A conjugal scene --
The Saint-Gervais bastion --
The council of the musketeers --
A family matter --
Fatality --
A brother chats with his sister --
Officer --
First day of captivity --
Second day of captivity --
Third day of captivity --
Fourth day of captivity --
Fifth day of captivity --
A means from classical tragedy --
Escape --
What happened in Portsmouth on the twenty-third of August 1628 --
In France --
The convent of the Carmelites in Béthune --
Two sorts of demons --
A drop of water --
The man on the red cloak --
The judgment --
The execution --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Trois mousquetaires.
3 musketeers
Responsibility: by Alexandre Dumas ; translated with an introduction by Richard Pevear.

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This swashbuckling epic chronicles the adventures of d'Artagnan, a brash young man from the countryside who journeys to Paris in 1625 hoping to become a musketeer and guard to King Louis XIII. Before long he finds treachery and court intrigue -- and also three boon companions: the daring swordsmen Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. Together they strive heroically to defend the honor of their queen against the powerful Cardinal Richelieu and the seductive spy Milady.

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