The Three Musketeers Author:Alexandre Dumas The year is 1625. Young D'Artagnan arrives in Paris at the tender age of 18, and almost immediately offends three musketeers, Porthos, Aramis, and Athos. Instead of dueling, the four are attacked by five of the Cardinal's guards, and the courage of the youth is made apparent during the battle. The four become fast friends, and, when asked by D'A... more »rtagnan's landlord to find his missing wife, embark upon an adventure that takes them across both France and England in order to thwart the plans of the Cardinal Richelieu. Along the way, they encounter a beautiful young spy, named simply Milady, who will stop at nothing to disgrace Queen Anne of Austria before her husband, Louis XIII, and take her revenge upon the four friends. A classic!
This particular version, which has been withdrawn from a high school library, features illustrations from drawings by the French illustrator Maurice Leloir, together with an introductory biographical sketch of the author and anecdotal captions by Basil Davenport. The binding of this hard-to-find edition is split on the back and the cover is pretty ragged but the inside is complete and clean.« less