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The young Gascon d'Artagnan and the legendary musketeers Athos, Porthos and Aramis are ready to sacrifice everything for love, glory and the common good. The wicked machinations of Cardinal Richelieu and his accomplice, the magnetic Milady de Winter, propel the devoted friends across seas and battlefields from masked balls to a remote convent, in order to defend the honour of the Queen and the life of Constance Bonacieux, d'Artagnan's true love. Dashing, knockabout, romantic, violent, chilling and tragic, this buoyant new translation of The Three Musketeers brings Dumas' masterpiece to joyful life.
- Published to coincide with a prime-time series on BBC1, and also returning in 2015 and 2016. - A brand new translation to bring it up to date for a new audience.
Publication date: 02/01/2014
Publisher: BBC Books an imprint of Ebury Press
|Publication date:||2nd January 2014|
|Publisher:||BBC Books an imprint of Ebury Press|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites,|
|Categories:||Classic fiction (pre c 1945),|
Alexandre Dumas was born in the town of Villers-Cotterêts, in France, on the 24th July, 1802, the son of a general. In 1822 he moved to Paris where his relationship with a dressmaker resulted in the birth of an illegitimate son. Dumas was working as a scribe in the Palais Royal for the duc d’Orléans and had begun to write. On the 11th February, 1829 his Henry III and His Court was a huge success. Over the next ten years Dumas wrote many plays including Antony (1831) and La Tour The Tower of Nesle (1832). During this period ...More About Alexandre Dumas