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with the novel. Before Dumas took it up, the historical novel had already achieved . Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, the three musketeers whom d'Artagnan meets. PDF version of The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas père. Dramatic, stirring, and romantic, the story of D'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, and. terney.info 09/13/06 PM Page 1 The Three Musketeers Cristo Gulliver's Travels The Hound of the Baskervilles The Jungle Book The Last of the .
They found a ship headed for England—and just in time! The harbor had been closed by order of the cardinal. He and Planchet rented horses and set off in search of the duke. People along the road pointed him in the right direction. He began kissing the diamonds, one by one. Two of the buttons are missing! Only ten of them are here! Do you think they were stolen?
Is there anyone you suspect? Lady de Winter seemed to forget we were on bad terms.
She was friendly— very friendly. He called his secretary and gave an order—no ships would be allowed to leave England. There was a look of relief on his face.
He stared at Buckingham in amazement. The king had given him complete power—and he used it to serve his love! In secret, the jeweler and his men worked day and night.
Two days later, the buttons were finished. Twelve hours later, he was in Paris. The cardinal noticed the queen was not wearing her diamond buttons. Athos is a strict master, and only permits his servant to speak in emergencies; he mostly communicates through sign language. Mousqueton — originally a Norman named Boniface; Porthos, however, changes his name to one that sounds better.
He is a would-be dandy, just as vain as his master. In lieu of pay, he is clothed and lodged in a manner superior to that usual for servants, dressing grandly in his master's old clothes.
Bazin — from the province of Berry , Bazin is a pious man who waits for the day his master Aramis will join the church, as he has always dreamed of serving a priest. Others Milady de Winter — a beautiful and evil spy of the Cardinal, she is also Athos's ex-wife. D'Artagnan impersonates a rival to spend a night with her, attracting her deadly hatred.
Rochefort is a more conventional agent of the Cardinal. Following their duel on the road to Paris, d'Artagnan swears to have his revenge. He loses several opportunities, but their paths finally cross again towards the end of the novel.
Constance Bonacieux — the Queen's seamstress and confidante. After d'Artagnan rescues her from the Cardinal's guard, he immediately falls in love with her. She appreciates his protection, but the relationship is never consummated. Monsieur Bonacieux — Constance's husband. He initially enlists d'Artagnan's help to rescue his wife from the Cardinal's guards, but when he himself is arrested, he and the Cardinal discover they have an understanding. Richelieu turns Monsieur Bonacieux against his wife, and he goes on to play a role in her abduction.
Kitty — a servant of Milady de Winter.
She dislikes her mistress and adores d'Artagnan. Lord Winter - brother of Milady's second husband, who died of a mysterious disease apparently poisoned by Milady. He imprisoned Milady upon her arrival in England and decided to send her overseas in exile.
Later, he took part in Milady's trial. Queen Anne of Austria — the unhappy Queen of France. Cardinal Richelieu : Armand Jean du Plessis, the King's chief minister, who plots against the Queen in resentment at having his advances rebuffed.
Dumas describes him as being "36 or 37" though in Richelieu was George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham - a handsome and charismatic man used to getting his way: he thinks nothing of starting a war between England and France for his personal convenience.
His courtship of Anne of Austria gets her in trouble. John Felton — a puritan officer assigned to guard Milady and warned about her ways, he is nonetheless seduced and fooled by her in a matter of days and assassinates Buckingham at her request.
Editions[ edit ] Les Trois Mousquetaires was translated into three English versions by One of these, by William Barrow — , is still in print and fairly faithful to the original, available in the Oxford World's Classics edition. When arrived there, the cause of the hubbub was apparent to all. A young man—we can sketch his portrait at a dash. Imagine to yourself a Don Quixote of eighteen; a Don Quixote without his corselet, without his coat of mail, without his cuisses; a Don Quixote clothed in a woolen doublet, the blue color of which had faded into a nameless shade between lees of wine and a heavenly azure; face long and brown; high cheek bones, a sign of sagacity; the maxillary muscles enormously developed, an infallible sign by which a Gascon may always be detected, even without his cap—and our young man wore a cap set off with a sort of feather; the eye open and intelligent; the nose hooked, but finely chiseled.
For our young man had a steed which was the observed of all observers. It was a Bearn pony, from twelve to fourteen years old, yellow in his hide, without a hair in his tail, but not without windgalls on his legs, which, though going with his head lower than his knees, rendering a martingale quite unnecessary, contrived nevertheless to perform his eight leagues a day.
Unfortunately, the qualities of this horse were so well concealed under his strange—colored hide and his unaccountable gait, that at a time when everybody was a connoisseur in horseflesh, the appearance of the aforesaid pony at Meung—which place he had entered about a quarter of an hour before, by the gate of Beaugency—produced an unfavorable feeling, which extended to his rider. He had sighed deeply, therefore, when accepting the gift of the pony from M. He was not ignorant that such a beast was worth at least twenty livres; and the words which had accompanied the present were above all price.
Never sell it; allow it to die tranquilly and honorably of old age, and if you make a campaign with it, take as much care of it as you would of an old servant. At court, provided you have ever the honor to go there," continued M.