The Three Musketeers
By Alexandre Dumas
"The Three Musketeers is one of the most celebrated historical romances ever written. It
tells of the adventures of the hot-headed young Gascon, d'Artagnan, and his three companions Athos,
Porthos and Aramis.
In their gallant defence of the Queen of France, Anne of Austria, they pit their wits and their swords against the machinations and men of that archetypal eminence grise, Cardinal Richlieu, as he schemes to hold on to his political influence over King Louis XIII.
Their swashbuckling adventures take them from the high fashion of the French Court to the murkier aspects of espionage on either side of the Channel in a thrilling story of seventeenth century international intrigue."