The Three Musketeers

Alexandre Dumas (Author) Lawrence Ellsworth (Translator)
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Description

The novel's fast-moving story is set in the royal court of Louis XIII, where the swaggering King's musketeers square off against their rivals: the crimson-clad guards of the dreaded Cardinal Richelieu. The Red Duke rules France with an iron hand in the name of King Louis--and of Queen Anne, who dares a secret love affair with France's enemy, England's Duke of Buckingham. Into this royal intrigue leaps the brash d'Artagnan, a young swordsman from the provinces determined to find fame and fortune in Paris. Bold and clever, in no time the youth finds himself up to his Gascon neck in adventure, while earning the enduring friendship of the greatest comrades in literature, the Three Musketeers: noble Athos, sly Aramis, and the giant, good-hearted Porthos. Now from Lawrence Ellsworth, acclaimed translator of The Red Sphinx, comes a new rendition of The Three Musketeers for a new century, one that captures anew the excitement, humor, and spirit of Alexandre Dumas's greatest novel of historical adventure. Whether you're meeting the musketeers for the first time or discovering them all over again, it's all for one, one for all, in this timeless tale of honor and glory, the flash of dark eyes, and the clash of bright steel.

Product Details

Price
$18.95  $17.43
Publisher
Pegasus Books
Publish Date
April 09, 2019
Pages
816
Dimensions
6.0 X 2.2 X 9.3 inches | 1.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781643130408

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About the Author

One of the most famous French writers of the nineteenth century, Alexandre Dumas (1902-1870) is best remembered for his novels The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo, and The Man in the Iron Mask. These books have sold millions of copies worldwide.

Reviews

The classic French epic in a new translation by Lawrence Ellsworth brings freshness to the story of d'Artagnan and his pals.
Lawrence Ellsworth provides a vibrant, modern-day English translation of the classic high adventure. Ellsworth's rendition is addictively readable in this lengthy but fast-paced novel. He masterfully captures Dumas's distinctive voice and humor. Highly recommended for readers of literary classics who have not yet read or would like to reacquaint themselves with the tale.
Dumas's trademark gifts at crafting engaging historical romances are amply in evidence in this lengthy yet fast-paced volume. Ellsworth's translation captures a complete narrative. A very entertaining epic.
There is swash and buckle aplenty, and even plumage if that's what does it for you. And it is great fun.
The Red Sphinx sparkles and shines in a new translation. Races along with pointed humor and broad quips. Fun permeates this big book. The rest of 2017's fiction will have to look sharp: An old master has just set the bar very, very high.
The Red Sphinx is wonderful. There's plot and counter-plot, duels, passion, murder, romance, disguises, poets and assassins. Readable and compelling.