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- ISBN: 9781593081485 | 1593081480
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 11/25/2004
The Three Musketeers, byAlexandre Dumas, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features ofBarnes & Noble Classics: All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest.Barnes & Noble Classicspulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. Mixing a bit of seventeenth-century French history with a great deal of invention,Alexandre Dumastells 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 Musketeerscontinues, after a century and a half of continuous publication, to define the genre of swashbuckling romance and historical adventure. Barbara T. Cooperis Professor of French at the University of New Hampshire. She is a member of the editorial boards ofNineteenth-Century French Studiesand theCahiers Alexandre Dumasand specializes in nineteenth-century French drama and works by Dumas.