The Three Musketeers

Exceptionally famous and inspiring not only two sequels but Hollywood and television adaptations, Dumas’ novel The Three Musketeers - published 1844-5 - remains extremely popular and influential to this day. It is the story of a young Gascon gentleman, D’Artagnan, who sets out to Paris with only an old horse, his father’s letter of recommendation to the head of the King’s Musketeers and a recipe for a miracle wound-healing salve. Although D’Artagnan loses the letter and sells the horse he is allowed entrance into the Musketeers but must wait an interminably long time to join in full. During this time he tactlessly insults three of the musketeers who challenge him to duels at hourly intervals the next day which he attends showing great courage. When they are warned by the Cardinal’s Guards of a law against duelling the musketeers and D’Artagnan join together and easily defeat their provocateurs. The youth is accepted into Athos, Porthos and Aramis’ ranks and they become inseparable friends despite the three musketeers’ faults of melancholy, pride and religious hypocrisy respectively. We learn of the rivalry between the king, Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu - the strongest man in the kingdom. The story follows the four friends’ heroism even in saving an Englishman (Buckingham) and acting valiantly at every opportunity until we learn whether or not D’Artagnan will become a true musketeer.

Table of contents
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34
Chapter 35
Chapter 36
Chapter 37
Chapter 38
Chapter 39
Chapter 40
Chapter 41
Chapter 42
Chapter 43
Chapter 44
Chapter 45
Chapter 46
Chapter 47
Chapter 48
Chapter 49
Chapter 50
Chapter 51
Chapter 52
Chapter 53
Chapter 54
Chapter 55
Chapter 56

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