[Les Trois Mousuetaires] E–pub ä Alexandre Dumas

  • Paperback
  • 626
  • Les Trois Mousuetaires
  • Alexandre Dumas
  • English
  • 22 July 2020
  • 9780451530035

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Les Trois Mousuetaires Read & Download à 4 Dumas embroiders upon history a colorful world of swordplay intrigue and romance earning The Three Musketeers its reputation as one of the most thrilling adventure novels ever writtenAn Unabridged Translation Revised and Updated by Eleanor HochmanWith an Introduction by Thomas Flanagan and an Afterword by Marcelle Clements?. I m not going to waste time than necessary for this classic The problem seems to come from me since I couldn t follow a lot of the dialog I couldn t make any sense of what transpired here especially in the last third of the bookI liked the intrigue with the royal couple of LouisXIII and Anne d Autruche And as soon as these historical characters disappeared from the book did my enjoyment evaporate as well Like I said I don t want to dwell on this one starred book too muchone for all and all for oneHaving said that I read the book in French and I think if I hadn t if I d read it in English I wouldn t have been able to finish the book The French language was a novelty which kept me going I simply cannot enjoy most classics Now to move onwards as soon as I m able to

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Les Trois Mousuetaires Read & Download à 4 Porthos and Aramis as they battle their enemies d’Artagnan proves he has the heart of a Musketeer and earns himself a place in their ranks Soon d’Artagnan and the gallant trio must use all their wits and sword skills to preserve the ueen’s honor and thwart the wicked schemes of Cardinal Richelieu With this classic tale. 1882019 Watch me fight all the people who dislike Milady but love the Count meanwhile her true identity is concealed by various aliases and her main goal in the story is to get revenge on the men who hurt her so they re basically the same character In this essay I will1882019 The moment I realised the only reason why the Cardinal wanted to take down the ueen was that she had previously rejected his advances 1782019 I was really out here thinking that Constance would survive this hot mess of an abduction and escape plan and that she and d Artagnan would live happily ever after sobs1782019 Milady really was that bitch kept poison in her ring stabbed herself to prove a point seduced a man who was warned as not to be seduced by her planned the assassination of her enemies with success evoked fear in the Cardinal himself raised herself from being a nun to a prostitute over to a respected lady and spy for the government with millions at her disposal whilst being 221682019 Athos is really out here trying to convince me that he has nothing against women and never had any complain of them meanwhile he s the guy who hanged his own wife after he found out she used to be a prostitute1682019 Aramis is really out here trying to convince me that he s a man of God and only an interim musketeer meanwhile all he does is sulk over his mistress and conduct secret meetings with women at night 1582019 When the Cardinal sat a trap for ueen Anne d Artagnan and Constance moved heaven and earth to get the diamond pendants she gave to Buckingham back from London only so she could bust them out and laugh in the Cardinal s face What a mood1582019 I have to work today so I won t be able to read anything and I m already mad I was just about to find out about Athos s wife Argh He s my mysterious fave1482019 I too deserve friends who would travel across countries and risk their lives because of a romantic notion that I have but no I can t even get a text back1382019 Constance is really out here telling her husband he s an imbecile and a scoundrel while still scheming away to protect her ueen D Artagnan I too would die for her1282019 I m only a hundred pages in but d Artagnan is already my trash child has challenged 4 dudes to a duel for petty reasons and in general lets his mouth get him into situations his ass can t handle Ya gurl is here for it782019 The book has arrived and I am already uaking in my seat The only uestion I have is why the fuck the book is called The Three Musketeers D Artagnan is looking at Dumas like AM I A JOKE TO YOU282019 I just ordered this and I am beyond excited If this is even half as good as The Count of Monte Cristo I will bow down before Dumas and get him into my olympus of favorite writers

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Les Trois Mousuetaires Read & Download à 4 The classic adventure from the author of The Count of Monte Cristo and The Man in the Iron MaskIn this swashbuckling epic d’Artagnan not yet twenty sets off for Paris in hopes of joining the Musketeers that legion of heroes highly favored by King Louis XIII and feared by evil Cardinal Richelieu By fighting alongside Athos. This is a kick ass novel and I am indeed kicking my own ass for not having read it earlier I m ashamed to say that I thought it was a children s book My wife indignantly refuses any responsibility for my mistake as she points out it s entirely my fault if I drew the wrong inferences from the fact that her mother read it aloud to her as an eight year old It turns out on closer examination of the facts that Elisabeth s mom must have skipped about a uarter of the text but I digress No far from being a children s book this is a noirish thriller stuffed to the gills with violence sex nudity dangerous blondes corrupt politicians and random acts of mayhem and destruction I should have known that Anyway better late than neveruite apart from being a terrific read I just couldn t put it down Les Trois Mousuetaires is a remarkably interesting book for anyone who s fond of French literature The merest glance at my French shelf will show you that I like both so called serious novels and trash as everyone knows the French write the best trashy novels in the world But what do these two literary traditions have to do with each other I feel like a paleontologist who s discovered one of those missing links in the fossil record A kind of literary coelocanth it s exactly halfway between the two genres Too well written to be dismissed as trash it still has so many of the defining characteristics of the modern French trash novel that it can t possibly be anything but a direct ancestorI d hate to give away any of the plot there s a twist every other chapter but let me explain in terms of generalities Dumas is firmly in the great French tradition of Tragic Love People in his world are divided into two classes those who are motivated by Love and Honour and those who want Money and Power To be a superior person means belonging to the first group Unfortunately living only for Love and Honour isn t very practical so these superior people generally have rather tragic lives a theme you see over and over again in mainstream French literature A particularly clear 20th century example is Belle du Seigneur Ariane s husband is only interested in Money and Power and his dreary monologues about his prospects of being promoted bore her to tears Naturally she s drawn to the dashing Solal who never misses a chance to show how much he despises money it helps that he s very rich Eually naturally it all ends up very tragically indeed But let s get back to Les Trois Mousuetaires Dumas takes real historical events and reinterprets them through the prism of his ultra romantic world view On his account the political events of 1625 27 were all about a complicated tangle of love affairs The beautiful Anne of Austria is ueen of France but she has at best lukewarm feelings for her husband the pathetic Louis XIII Cardinal Richelieu the true ruler of the country has made advances towards her but been rebuffed he s eaten up by jealousy and spite especially since he knows through his network of informers that Anne s heart in fact belongs to the handsome Lord Buckingham To keep the story bubbling Dumas invents some people who play key roles in this complicated game One of Richelieu s main agents is the psychotic blonde temptress Milady her opposite number in the ueen s camp is the ambitious young swordsman D Artagnan Needless to say both of them are involved in their own intersecting webs of romantic intrigueThe startling thing to me is that the Dumas formula is still going strong nearly 200 years later The immeasurably popular SAS series which you can buy at any French airport bookstall is written to almost exactly the same specification The central figure Malko is a modern D Artagnan vaguely on the side of the Good Guys each episode sees him dispatched to a currently topical destination where he s charged with some weighty task For example in Bagdad ExpressMalko s assignment is to prevent the Ira war by kidnapping Saddam Hussein He and one of Saddam s sons I think usay get involved with the same woman there s a lot of random sex and violence and of course the deal falls through A still clearer example is DjihadA Chechen rebel group gets hold of a Russian nuclear warhead and they pass it on to an Islamicist faction led by a sexy blonde woman I know what you re going to say In the SAS world Islamicist factions can be led by sexy blondes This time after the usual toing and froing Malko shoots down the blonde when she s just a few seconds away from detonating the bomb in New York It s all remarkably similar to D Artagnan s battle against the nefarious MiladySo what is it that makes this formula so incredibly effective It s fun to see history rewritten so that politics and economics are less important than who s sleeping with whom The camaraderie displayed by the Musketeers has become proverbial and that s also inspiring But really it s Milady who makes the book and she s the character who s been copied most often in modern trash fiction Look at those girls on the covers of the SAS novels Miladies every one of them Although D Artagnan is a sympathetic hero she effortlessly steals the show every time she appears just as easily as Sharon Stone upstages Michael Douglas in Basic InstinctWhat a shame Stone never got to play Milady in a serious adaptation of Les Trois Mousuetaires Now that would have been worth watching