Friday, August 13, 2010

Feature Fridays

Today's classic is The Three Musketeers (1844) by Alexandre Dumas.

Mixing a bit of seventeenth-century French history with a great deal of invention, Alexandre Dumas tells the tale of young D’Artagnan and his musketeer comrades, Porthos, Athos and Aramis. Together they fight to foil the schemes of the brilliant, dangerous Cardinal Richelieu, who pretends to support the king while plotting to advance his own power. Bursting with swirling swordplay, swooning romance, and unforgettable figures such as the seductively beautiful but deadly femme fatale, Milady, and D’Artagnan’s equally beautiful love, Madame Bonacieux, The Three Musketeers continues, after a century and a half of continuous publication, to define the genre of swashbuckling romance and historical adventure.

You can read The Three Musketeers online for free at Read Print.

Did you know? There was a 1993 movie adaptation starring Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, Oliver Platt & Chris O'Donnell.

Have you read this classic (or seen the movie)?

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