The Three Musketeers
The 3 Musketeers is a novel by Alexandre Dumas. Set in the seventeenth century. It recounts the adventures of a young man named d’Artagnan when he leaves home to trip Paris. To join the Musketeers of the Guard. D’Artagnan isn’t one among the musketeers of the title. Those being his friends Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. Inseparable friends who live by the motto “all for one, one for all”. A motto which is first put forth by d’Artagnan.In genre, The Three Musketeers is primarily a historical novel and adventure.
However Alexandre Dumas also frequently works into the plot numerous injustices, abuses. And absurdities of the ancien regime, giving the novel a further political side. At a time when the controversy in France between republicans and monarchists was still fierce. The story was initially serialized from March to July 1844, throughout the July monarchy. 4 years before the French Revolution of 1848 was violently established the 2nd Republic. Although adaptations tend to portray d’Artagnan and the 3 musketeers as heroes. The novel portrays less appealing characters, who are willing to commit violence over slight insults. So then through unquestionable loyalty to the Queen & the King, and treat their servants. Supposed social inferiors with contempt and violence.
About the Author
Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) was one in all the literary lights & author, writer of France during the best Romantic Revolution. His complete works eventually filling over 300 volumes. George Bernard Shaw represented him as “one of the most effective storytellers ]that ever lived.” the person in the Iron Mask and the 3 Musketeers are available from Brilliance Audio.
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