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Swashbuckling novel, filled with high adventure, royal intrigue and romance, relates the escapades of D’Artagnan and his three friends—Athos, Porthos and Aramis—and their involvement in the secret plots of Cardinal Richelieu and his beautiful but treacherous spy, Lady de Winter. Specially adapted and illustrated for young readers.


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Swashbuckling novel, filled with high adventure, royal intrigue and romance, relates the escapades of D’Artagnan and his three friends—Athos, Porthos and Aramis—and their involvement in the secret plots of Cardinal Richelieu and his beautiful but treacherous spy, Lady de Winter. Specially adapted and illustrated for young readers.

30 review for The Three Musketeers (Great Illustrated Classics)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Piper

    There were a lot of murders in this classic. I wouldn't recommend it to young children.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Tim Hicks

    What a hoot! I remember reading this many years ago, but the older me liked it a lot more. The three musketeers are four great characters. Yes, four - you'll see why. Add in several other very interesting characters and the book can't help but be good. Lay it all on a historical foundation. A few quick searches suggest that there's a lot more factual basis to this story than I thought. Buckingham and Milady were the real deal, and some sources suggest there was even more to the story than Dumas What a hoot! I remember reading this many years ago, but the older me liked it a lot more. The three musketeers are four great characters. Yes, four - you'll see why. Add in several other very interesting characters and the book can't help but be good. Lay it all on a historical foundation. A few quick searches suggest that there's a lot more factual basis to this story than I thought. Buckingham and Milady were the real deal, and some sources suggest there was even more to the story than Dumas showed us. And as others have noted, one of the female leads is Really Nasty! The interactions between the four heroes are written in a florid style that you may recognize if you've read Steven Brust's Phoenix Guards series, which openly admits to being a tribute to Dumas. But when we need plot events to move things along, they zoom easily. The book's overall attitude is delightfully light-hearted, despite some grim happenings. I wonder if Dumas was the first to introduce the idea that heroes needn't worry about being shot at, because the bad guys will rarely hit them. Or that if people do get wounded they just carry on and eventually heal up. The gentlemanly rules of dueling are fascinating. A guy stabs you through the body, then helps you to medical care while you congratulate him on his good swordplay. I read the Gutenberg Project e-edition. It's a long book but the pages just fly by. Recommended. And it will probably make you go and read some real history.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ariel

    The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas (Adapted by Malvina G. Vogel) is about D’Artagnan and how he goes to Paris meeting none other than the Three Musketeers. I’d recommend this book to 6th grader because it’s a very exciting story and it has an amazing adventure I know i enjoyed. And I’m sure a lot of other 6th graders would agree if they read it. Though D’Artagnan meets the Three Musketeers (Athos, Porthos, and Aramis), he isn’t a musketeer but simply a good friend of them and who fought sid The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas (Adapted by Malvina G. Vogel) is about D’Artagnan and how he goes to Paris meeting none other than the Three Musketeers. I’d recommend this book to 6th grader because it’s a very exciting story and it has an amazing adventure I know i enjoyed. And I’m sure a lot of other 6th graders would agree if they read it. Though D’Artagnan meets the Three Musketeers (Athos, Porthos, and Aramis), he isn’t a musketeer but simply a good friend of them and who fought side by side with them. And of course to celebrate they say, ” One for all and all for one!”

  4. 5 out of 5

    Tiana Nguyen

    I really enjoyed this book. There was quite a bit of death in it, because people got murdered a lot. Mostly it was for revenge. So many things were happening, and I could not stop reading it. Each side was trying to find out each other's plans. Lots of action was going on. Some of the characters were fascinating, such as Milady de Winter. I wanted to find out what happened next. This was a very interesting read.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Mary

    My 7yo would rate it higher because he enjoyed reading with me. I noticed the many, many typos. The plot itself was unclear as to where it was going and why. I imagine that was due to translation and editing for a younger audience. The actual story though didn't feature particularly moral characters, which muddies the water as to what defines a hero and a villain. That's hard to explain to a child who tends to see things more in black and white. Of course, my son loved the action and the implica My 7yo would rate it higher because he enjoyed reading with me. I noticed the many, many typos. The plot itself was unclear as to where it was going and why. I imagine that was due to translation and editing for a younger audience. The actual story though didn't feature particularly moral characters, which muddies the water as to what defines a hero and a villain. That's hard to explain to a child who tends to see things more in black and white. Of course, my son loved the action and the implications of chasing after married women, drinking, and killing without remorse went over his head so overall I suppose no harm was done but the story itself is not a child's story and I question why it would be modified for them in the first place. Oh, well.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Naseef Mashood

    2.5 really. I wanna thank Dopaminer Books (@dopaminer__ on Instagram) for getting me this book. They're an online book rental service all over India that allows you to rent books and read for only a rupee a day. So this is, I believe, a compressed version of the actual book, with a lot of things deleted. That would definitely make sense. For a book called The Three Musketeers, you'd think they'd be the main characters. But to me, they honestly felt more like minor side characters. I hardly know an 2.5 really. I wanna thank Dopaminer Books (@dopaminer__ on Instagram) for getting me this book. They're an online book rental service all over India that allows you to rent books and read for only a rupee a day. So this is, I believe, a compressed version of the actual book, with a lot of things deleted. That would definitely make sense. For a book called The Three Musketeers, you'd think they'd be the main characters. But to me, they honestly felt more like minor side characters. I hardly know anything about them, and I honestly can't even tell the three apart. I've come across other media that, even though not an adaptation of this story, used the three characters. And honestly they were much more interesting characters there, and they were actually supposed to be only minor side characters in those! The three characters that I actually feel of as main characters are D'Artagnan, Madame Bonacieux, and milady (Lady de Winter) D'Artagnan, the actual main character of the book, that I've also seen of in other medias (when I say that I don't mean the movie adaptations, which I haven't watched) and felt of as a likeable but brash young man joining along the Musketeers. Instead, in this book, was so unlikeable it made it hard to have him be the main character. The character that actually seemed interesting was of Milady. Her crafty lies and cunningness definitely made the parts close to the ending very much enjoyable. Much like the ending, I'd also very much enjoyed the beginning of the book. It instantly hooked me in, and I enjoyed it all the way till D'Artagnan became friends with the Three Musketeers. The fight scenes, especially the one where D'Artagnan and the Three Musketeers first join forces, was so much fun to read. But besides that, for most of the book, I was just waiting for the next scene showing the Three Musketeers, which to be honest wasn't a lot. Also, they never once said the phrase "All for one! And one for all!" Was that not in the original book? Was it made up later in adaptations? I've always associated that phrase the most with this, and I was disappointed not to come across it. I'm guessing in the actual full book these characters are more fleshed out and engaging. But honestly, I don't think I'd wanna read the full book now any time soon. Perhaps at some point. Until then, The Three Musketeers is only an alright book for me.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kaiden N. 7

    The Three musketeers by Alexandre Dumas was a very fast pace book you didn’t really connect with the characters in any way this book is about a man who wants to be a musketeer and travels a long distance on his ridiculous horse, but then he gets attacked at a bar and after that all happens he keeps riding, when he finally reaches his destination he challenges three musketeers to a duel at the same place but at different hours but in the end its all good the become friends and have a lot of adven The Three musketeers by Alexandre Dumas was a very fast pace book you didn’t really connect with the characters in any way this book is about a man who wants to be a musketeer and travels a long distance on his ridiculous horse, but then he gets attacked at a bar and after that all happens he keeps riding, when he finally reaches his destination he challenges three musketeers to a duel at the same place but at different hours but in the end its all good the become friends and have a lot of adventures together. Then the book takes a turn and goes into a romeo and Juliet book. a lot of books it lets you connect with the characters and this book was to fast understand what was going on. It was really frustrating because I tried getting an idea of what the characters were like and what currently is going on but then you were on to the next chapter. When there was action it was caught short it was like you were watching a movie and you just fast forward to the end. And I guess it is a shortened story but really can the author slow down a bit or a lot. This book honestly needs a two because you don’t connect with the characters in the book it feels really fast and is boring.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jeremy

    Eli didn’t like it at first, but by the time revenge was made he was won over.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Edidtsa Perillo

    I loved the movie as a kid from Disney and my father bought me the book and I fell in love with the story even more.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Isabella Hignight

    Good story, but way too much death/murder for me.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    I read this to the boys. They were totally hooked.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Philip

    It left out large portions, but still contained a surprising amount of murder for a Great Illustrated Classic.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Peter C

    One for all and all for one

  14. 5 out of 5

    Signe Karmhus

    My favorite book. The storyline is exciting, every character is brilliantly written, and you fall in love with reading it all.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Tanya

    One of the classics. The stories are interesting enough and was fun to read again.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Bon Kim

    This book was amazing. My favorite part was when D' Artagnan and Rochefort had a sword fight because it was exciting and filled with action.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Sunny Kim

    I liked this book. This book is adventurous and exciting. I like when I found out about Milda and her brand

  18. 4 out of 5

    Ajay Dutt Tiwari

    All for one and one for all

  19. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    Loved this old classic

  20. 5 out of 5

    Whitney

    Read aloud to Henry, age 8.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Maggie

    I read this book to my nephew. We liked it, though I did have to skip some parts due to content. However, he liked the dueling ect. I just wanted to add there are many typo's in this book. I just ignored them as I read it out aloud.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Justin

    The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas was a book about D'Artagnan, a young man going to Paris to become a Musketeer. He had a letter showing that he was recommend to become a Musketeer, but then a guy he challenged to a duel took it while D'Artagnan was unconscious. After making his way to Paris and explaining the story he gets to be a Musketeer anyways. Then after getting challenged to a duel by three Musketeers, he becomes their friends. D'Artagnan then has to go get the queens diamond neckl The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas was a book about D'Artagnan, a young man going to Paris to become a Musketeer. He had a letter showing that he was recommend to become a Musketeer, but then a guy he challenged to a duel took it while D'Artagnan was unconscious. After making his way to Paris and explaining the story he gets to be a Musketeer anyways. Then after getting challenged to a duel by three Musketeers, he becomes their friends. D'Artagnan then has to go get the queens diamond necklace because she gave it to her boyfriend, even though her husband the king gave it to her. Then D'Artagnan gets the diamonds back and gets them back to the queen just in time. I thought that this book was pretty good. I liked it because there was lots of action and sword fighting. It was also kind of funny because everyone would always challenge everyone else to a duel even if all they did was look at them funny or something stupid like that. One thing that I didn't like about the book was the fact that all of the people always fought, it was stupid that everyone hated each other. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes action and duels. Also people who like love stories or classic books.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Momoto_Sogavo

    I think that the "The Three Musketeers" was a great book. Basically its about a peasant boy d'Artagnan, who goes to Paris to find his fortune as a musketeers. while at Paris he meets three people, Athos, Pathos, and Aramis, who later become his best friends. In Paris their is a strife of power between the king and the cardinal. D'Artagnan is entrusted with an important mission to retrieve the queens jewel from London. He has a rival called My Lady who was working for the cardinal trying to destr I think that the "The Three Musketeers" was a great book. Basically its about a peasant boy d'Artagnan, who goes to Paris to find his fortune as a musketeers. while at Paris he meets three people, Athos, Pathos, and Aramis, who later become his best friends. In Paris their is a strife of power between the king and the cardinal. D'Artagnan is entrusted with an important mission to retrieve the queens jewel from London. He has a rival called My Lady who was working for the cardinal trying to destroy the queen. My Lady turns out to be out to be Athos wife who though her dead after he left her hanging on a tree. D'Artagnan falls in love with her not knowing she was responsible for Madame Bonacieux whom was the love of his life. My Lady then kills Madame Bonacieux which devastated d'Artagnan. She is then tracked down and was face with justice at small cottage in the wood. I liked this book because there is a lot of plots ad betrayal in it.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Rahul Nath

    Had become a complete fan of Alexandre Dumas when I read The Count of Monte Cristo at school! Even modern moviemakers fail to make such thrilling revenge plots! The Three Musketeers is another work of genius. Although I felt it started kind of slow, it was 'unputdownable' in the end. The plot twists and turns to keep you captivated. Not to mention Dumas' portrayal of the perfect villain and true heroes will leave you asking for more. I am still continuing with the d'Artagnan romances, the second Had become a complete fan of Alexandre Dumas when I read The Count of Monte Cristo at school! Even modern moviemakers fail to make such thrilling revenge plots! The Three Musketeers is another work of genius. Although I felt it started kind of slow, it was 'unputdownable' in the end. The plot twists and turns to keep you captivated. Not to mention Dumas' portrayal of the perfect villain and true heroes will leave you asking for more. I am still continuing with the d'Artagnan romances, the second being called Twenty Years After. I hope you too cannot put the series down till you reach the end of it!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jed Day

    The book that I read was The Three Musketeers, written by Alexandre Dumas. It was about a guy named D'Artagnan. He was going to Paris to become a musketeer. When he got there he got into some trouble. He later became friends with the three musketeers named Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. D'Artagnan and the musketeers helped solve lots of problems in the story. They helped the queen find her two missing diamonds. They also captured a woman who murdered many people. Finally at the end the king told D' The book that I read was The Three Musketeers, written by Alexandre Dumas. It was about a guy named D'Artagnan. He was going to Paris to become a musketeer. When he got there he got into some trouble. He later became friends with the three musketeers named Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. D'Artagnan and the musketeers helped solve lots of problems in the story. They helped the queen find her two missing diamonds. They also captured a woman who murdered many people. Finally at the end the king told D'Artagnan to be the lieutenant over the musketeers. It was a really good book!! It had a lot of action, and adventure!!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Dena

    I've never read the original and yet I've had this book in my library since 1979!!! It was a Christmas present from someone :) Likely my mom and dad. It was fun and quick to read and since I've never even seen the movie was a good review of the story. I have to say that I'll not likely read the real book as the characters just don't really appeal to me - although I will admit that an adapted book isn't going to win you to a character. The story just doesn't compel me to want to read the real sto I've never read the original and yet I've had this book in my library since 1979!!! It was a Christmas present from someone :) Likely my mom and dad. It was fun and quick to read and since I've never even seen the movie was a good review of the story. I have to say that I'll not likely read the real book as the characters just don't really appeal to me - although I will admit that an adapted book isn't going to win you to a character. The story just doesn't compel me to want to read the real story. Might watch the movie though. This was just a time for over the top machismo and men seemed to fall in love in an instant and want to fight all the time.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Kristoff

    This story is about a young man D'Artangnan who first has a fight with the Three Musketeers but then becomes their friend and joins them in fighting against the plots of the Cardinal. There is a beautiful woman, Milady, in the story who is very evil and keeps on getting away by making men fall in love with her. She even is able to trick D'Artagnan into falling in love with her. She tries to poison the Three Musketeers and ends up poisoning D'Artagnan's true love, Constance. Milady also plotted t This story is about a young man D'Artangnan who first has a fight with the Three Musketeers but then becomes their friend and joins them in fighting against the plots of the Cardinal. There is a beautiful woman, Milady, in the story who is very evil and keeps on getting away by making men fall in love with her. She even is able to trick D'Artagnan into falling in love with her. She tries to poison the Three Musketeers and ends up poisoning D'Artagnan's true love, Constance. Milady also plotted to kill the Duke of Buckingham. I did not like how she got away with killing these people. She ended up getting killed herself and in the end D'Artagnan becomes a lieutenant.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Eire

    One of the things I love about Alexandre Dumas is that his writing is approachable. 'The Three musketeers' has a good start in the beginning. The book is jam packed with action. The excitement in it is consistent enough to prevent it you from getting bored. There is also mystery which I like. The only thing I can say that I do not like so far Is that D'Argatan seems to fall in love with Mme. Bonacieux too soon . It makes him seem naive, although I rather like their romance. I could not stand Mil One of the things I love about Alexandre Dumas is that his writing is approachable. 'The Three musketeers' has a good start in the beginning. The book is jam packed with action. The excitement in it is consistent enough to prevent it you from getting bored. There is also mystery which I like. The only thing I can say that I do not like so far Is that D'Argatan seems to fall in love with Mme. Bonacieux too soon . It makes him seem naive, although I rather like their romance. I could not stand Milady one bit, and I was not sensitive to the fact that she died. An author capable of getting an emotion out of me shows talent. We all already knew that Dumas was talented though

  29. 5 out of 5

    Rohan

    This is a book about friendship. I totally loved this book though it had a lot of characters in it. Its about a gascon who wants to earn a place in the musketeers who are the royal soldiers or the king's personal army.He makes friends with three musketeers who are very brave and loyal.It is a bokk about the mid 18 century. It is abook in which there is lot of fighting.But i never felt bored while reading this book. The gascon with his friends saves the honour of the queen.It has parts of love in it This is a book about friendship. I totally loved this book though it had a lot of characters in it. Its about a gascon who wants to earn a place in the musketeers who are the royal soldiers or the king's personal army.He makes friends with three musketeers who are very brave and loyal.It is a bokk about the mid 18 century. It is abook in which there is lot of fighting.But i never felt bored while reading this book. The gascon with his friends saves the honour of the queen.It has parts of love in it.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Karla

    I loved the story and it reminded me a lot of the Scarlet Pimpernel. I checked out a standard edition from the library (600 pages) and just didn't get to reading it before book club, so I opted to check out the Juvenal Adaption. At 230 pages and having every other page be an illustration. . . I breezed through it in a few hours. I really did love the story, but being an adaption for young readers I did not see the depth of characters that I am sure is in the original edition. Overall, totally fu I loved the story and it reminded me a lot of the Scarlet Pimpernel. I checked out a standard edition from the library (600 pages) and just didn't get to reading it before book club, so I opted to check out the Juvenal Adaption. At 230 pages and having every other page be an illustration. . . I breezed through it in a few hours. I really did love the story, but being an adaption for young readers I did not see the depth of characters that I am sure is in the original edition. Overall, totally fun and a great adventure.

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