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Alexandre Dumas

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the-three-musketeers-alexandre-dumasThe Three Musketeersby the NumbersChapters printed per installment in the French daily newspaper Le Siècle between March and July 18441Books in the series about the adventures of dArtagnan and the musketeers, of which The Three Musketeers is the first 3Amount paid in 2010 for one of the first English translations of the book$7,048Sources: ABE Books, Alexandre Dumas: A Great Life in Brief by Andre Maurois, Biblio,, Encyclopaedia BritannicaCopyright © 2016 Course Hero, Inc.ll for one, one for all—that is our motto, is it not?dArtagnan, Chapter 9Born into poverty in France, Dumas planned to become a lawyer but instead turned to writing. Dumass works, including adventure stories The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo, brought him great fame, but his extravagant life ended with him trying to evade creditors.ALEXANDRE DUMAS180270SwordsSymbolize courage, strength, unity, and the musketeers’ protective role SymbolsThemesFriendshipNothing can break the idealized bond between these four men.LoyaltyThe musketeers are devoted to their king but also to one another, to a fault. JusticeThe musketeers will stop at nothing to make criminals pay for their crimes. PrideThe musketeers refuse to accept money and will gladly duel to avenge their wounded pride. DiamondsRepresent deception, unfaithfulness, and blackmail Fleur-de-LisRepresents French royalty—and criminals AuthorSet in France during the 17th century, The Three Musketeers follows the adventures of dArtagnan and his three swashbuckling friendsAthos, Porthos, and Aramis. As the four men work to protect King Louis XIII from Cardinal Richelieu and other dangers, they uncover webs of deception and treachery, escape death, and seek justice.Four Friends in Service to the KingMAIN CHARACTERSDArtagnanCourageous young man; dreams of becoming a musketeer AthosOldest of the musketeers; once married to Milady de WinterPorthosDapper musketeer; loves life, women, and money AramisStout musketeer; aspires to become a priest Cardinal RichelieuPowerful, deceitful diplomat; the kings trusted adviser Milady de WinterRichelieus spy and assassin; deceitfully marries Athos Alexandre Dumas1844FrenchNovel AuthorYear PublishedOriginal LanguageThe Three MusketeersHistorical

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