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The Three Musketeers

8 Ratings: 4.1
A book by Alexandre Dumas

Grade 6 Up-With swelling musical background, the clash of swordplay, and the occasional thump of a head being cut off, the St. Charles Players bring back the feeling of radio theater in their rendition of the classic tale by Alexandre Dumas. The players' … see full wiki

Author: Alexandre Dumas
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
3 reviews about The Three Musketeers
review by . November 10, 2008
This inexpensive Barnes & Noble edition of the French classic has no introduction, editorial notes, or preface to provide literary or historical setting, just the uncredited English translation. And the manly strength of Dumas' adventure carries the solitary position superbly, defining the term "page-turner" with its sword fights, chases, court intrigues, and dastardly villains . . .    . . . And its heroic Musketeers Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, soon joined by a young country …
review by . January 24, 2009
It's very simple. Pick up this book, and make yourself read the first chapter. Alexandre Dumas will take it from there. Before you know it, you will be following the thin-skinned young tyro d'Artagnan and his three epee-wielding comrades through some of the zaniest, sharpest, and most flavorful episodes of adventure ever imagined.    The first chapter sets up the story quite wonderfully. D'Artagnan makes his grand entrance riding a sad-looking horse which makes him all the more …
review by . July 23, 2002
Although I'm a lover of historical fiction, especially the 19th century historical romances (read "historical adventures"), I'd never read this one. So I figured I had to finally attempt such a classic of the genre. Well, it was enjoyable but not really first class, I'm sorry to say. Not up there with IVANHOE or THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS (which, itself, is somewhat flawed) or H. Rider Haggard's ERIC BRIGHTEYES, to name a few. Dumas' famous classic is a tale of a young country bumpkin of the lower …
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