Classic book review:
The Three Musketeers
by Alexandre Dumas
First LIne: : On the first Monday of the month of April, 1625, the bourg, of Meung, in which the author of the “Romance of the Rose” was born, appeared to be in as perfect a state of revolution as if the Huguenots had just made a second Rochelle of it.
Summary: When young D’Artagnan leaves his home in Gascony headed for the capital of Paris he has high hopes of joining the King’s musketeers. On his journey he is robbed of the letter of introduction by the Comte de Rochefort, an agent of the Cardinal. Upon his arrival in Paris he is denied entry to the musketeers, challenged to three duels and meets the men who will become his closest companions. With the help of the three musketeers, Porthos, Athos, and Aramis, D’Artagnan helps keep France safe from the scheming of the evil Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter.
My thoughts: I love this story. I read it for the first time in high school (for pleasure not an assignment). Even though the language is old and story seems rather ridiculous at times, it is still one of the best books I have ever read. It has comedy, action, love and revenge. There are twists and turns that some of the best thrillers of today lack. There is so much to love inside these pages including the friendship of D’Artagnan and the musketeers, the love story, and most of all Milady. She is one of the greatest villainesses of literature. She is cunning and deadly. Even though you are meant to despise her you cannot help being a little in awe of her as well. If you have not read this then is suggest you clear up some time and pick up this classic novel.
Release date: 1844
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