The Three Musketeers (Dover Thrift Editions)

By Alexandre Dumas

With its rousing cry of "One for all, and excited by one," Alexandre Dumas's exciting experience novel has captivated generations of readers due to the fact its preliminary ebook in 1844. motion, intrigue, and romance abound during this swashbuckling epic, which lines a rustic lad's route to the French courtroom of the early 1600s and the wonderful fraternity of the king's males, the Musketeers.
A son of impoverished the Aristocracy, D'Artagnan arrives in Paris to discover the Musketeers disbanded through the crafty Cardinal Richelieu, who hopes to grab strength from the weak-willed Louis XIII. The bold and impressive early life proves his mettle within the corporation of the recognized Musketeers — Porthos, Athos, and Aramis — and joins them in a heroic fight to safeguard the king and his stunning queen, Anne of Austria.
Dumas reworked the concept that of the historic novel by means of writing in a latest, conversational type. His available, fast moving narratives mix genuine and fictional characters to recapture the occasions, manners, and temper of seventeenth-century France. rising within the chaotic aftermath of the Revolution, Dumas's novels supplied his contemporaries with a welcome feel of identification and nationwide satisfaction. His most well-liked paintings, The 3 Musketeers, keeps to appeal sleek readers with its undying stories of romantic valor.

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The commissary’s forehead darkened extra. “You might realize him out of 1000, you are saying? ” he persevered. “That is,” Bonacieux picked up, on account that he had made a misstep, “that is…” “You answered that you'd realize him,” stated the commissary. “Very good, that’s sufficient for this day. prior to we pass additional, anyone needs to be trained that you simply recognize your wife’s ravisher. ” “But I didn’t inform you i do know him! ” Bonacieux cried out in depression. “I advised you, at the contrary…” “Take the prisoner away,” the commissary acknowledged to the 2 guards. “And the place needs to we deliver him? ” requested the clerk. “To a mobilephone. ” “Which one? ” “Oh, my God, the 1st one you come back to, supplied it locks tight! ” the commissary responded with an indifference that crammed negative Bonacieux with horror. “Alas! unluckily! ” he stated to himself, “misfortune hangs over my head! My spouse should have devoted a few frightful crime. they suspect I’m her associate, and they'll punish me together with her. She should have talked, she should have admitted that she informed me everything—women are so susceptible! A telephone, the 1st you come back to! That’s it! an evening is quickly prior; and the next day, the wheel, the gallows! Oh, my God! my God! have mercy on me! ” with out paying the least realization to the lamentations of grasp Bonacieux, lamentations to which they'd anyways turn into accustomed, the 2 guards took the prisoner via the fingers and led him away, whereas the commissary rapidly wrote a letter that his clerk waited for. Bonacieux by no means closed an eye fixed, now not that his telephone was once so unpleasant, yet simply because his concerns have been too nice. He spent the full evening on his stool, shuddering no less than noise; and while the 1st rays of sunshine slipped into his room, sunrise looked as if it would him to have taken on funereal shades. all at once he heard the bolts being drawn, and he gave a negative commence. He notion that they had come for him so one can lead him to the scaffold. And so, while, rather than the executioner he was once anticipating, he observed look simply and easily his commissary and his clerk from the day ahead of, he used to be able to throw himself on their necks. “Your case has develop into super advanced given that the day gone by night, my courageous fellow,” the commissary stated to him, “and i counsel you to inform the total fact, on your repentance on my own can stay clear of the cardinal’s wrath. ” “But I’m particularly able to inform everything,” cried Bonacieux, “at least every little thing i do know. ask me, i encourage you. ” “Where is your spouse, to begin with? ” “But I’ve instructed you she used to be kidnapped from me. ” “Yes, yet because 5 o’clock the day gone by afternoon, because of you, she has escaped. ” “My spouse has escaped? ” cried Bonacieux. “Oh, the terrible girl! Monsieur, if she has escaped, it’s now not my fault, I swear it. ” “What have been you doing, then, with M. d’Artagnan, your neighbor, with whom you had an extended session throughout the day? ” “Ah, certain, Monsieur le commissaire, sure, that’s actual! and that i admit i used to be mistaken. i used to be with M. d’Artagnan. ” “What was once the aim of that stopover at? ” “To beg him to assist me locate my spouse. i assumed I had the best to reclaim her.

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