The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

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The Three Musketeers is Alexandre Dumas’s much-adapted novel about a young man seeking to join the King’s elite guard (the Musketeers) in 17th Century France. 

Three Musketeers features one of the greatest female villains I have ever encountered in fiction. Cardinal Richelieu is the more typical foil in adaptations, but Milady is the true danger to the four friends.

Three Musketeers has a surprising paucity of swashbuckling. It’s a splash of intrigue, a pinch of swordplay, and fill with spoiled, upper class young men behaving badly. But it’s fiendishly entertaining.

guest review by H. P.

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