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The Three Musketeers

The book The Three Musketeers was made into the movie The Musketeer.

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Book details for The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers was written by Alexandre Dumas. The book was published in 2006 by Viking Adult. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Alexandre Dumas also wrote The Man in the Iron Mask (1983), The Count of Monte Cristo (2001) and The Three Musketeers (2006).

 

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A major new translation of one of the most enduring works of literature from the award- winning, bestselling translator of Anna Karenina First published in 1844, The Three Musketeers is the most famous of Alexandre Dumas's historical novels and one of th... Read More
A major new translation of one of the most enduring works of literature from the award- winning, bestselling translator of Anna Karenina

First published in 1844, The Three Musketeers is the most famous of Alexandre Dumas's historical novels and one of the most popular adventure novels ever written. Dumas's 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 the four strive heroically to defend the honor of their queen against the powerful Cardinal Richelieu and the seductive spy Milady.

Richard Pevear, part of the husband/wife team responsible for award-winning translations of classic Russian literature, provides a flavorful and faithful rendition that conveys all of the wit, romance, and rollicking pace of the original French. Pevear also includes an edifying introduction to Dumas, his world, and his take on history, as well as explanatory notes, making this the edition par excellence for a new generation of readers.

Movie details for The Musketeer

The movie was released in 2001. The Musketeer was produced by Universal Studios. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Mena Suvari and Catherine Deneuve.

 

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Adapted from the Dumas classic The Three Musketeers and set in 17th-century France, The Musketeer focuses on young D'Artagnan (Justin Chambers), who revives the musketeers in a campaign against Cardinal Richelieu (Stephen Rea) and his vile henchman Febre ... Read More
Adapted from the Dumas classic The Three Musketeers and set in 17th-century France, The Musketeer focuses on young D'Artagnan (Justin Chambers), who revives the musketeers in a campaign against Cardinal Richelieu (Stephen Rea) and his vile henchman Febre (Tim Roth), who killed D'Artagnan's parents 14 years earlier. The heroes must rescue the abducted queen (Catherine Deneuve) and her comely confidante Francesca (Mena Suvari), with the obvious highlight being D'Artagnan and Febre's inevitable showdown, which trades "All for one, and one for all" for ludicrous swordplay on teetering ladders. The film gets a trendy boost from Hong Kong action choreographer Xin Xin Xiong (Time and Tide, Double Team), but the results are decidedly mixed. While director Peter Hyams achieves convincing period atmosphere (lighting by torch and candles, etc.), he's burdened by a lifeless script and a bland leading man. The Musketeer is lightly entertaining, but another viewing of Rob Roy will provide greater satisfaction. --Jeff Shannon