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Alexander Dumas - The Three Musketeers

Alexander Dumas - The Three Musketeers

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The Three Musketeers
 Alexandre Dumas A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication
The Three Musketeers
by Alexandre Dumas
is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University.This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any personusing this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neitherthe Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone associated with thePennsylvania State University assumes any responsibility for the material contained within thedocument or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way.
The Three Musketeers
by Alexandre Dumas
the Pennsylvania State University,
 Electronic Classics Series
, Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, Hazleton, PA 18201-1291 is a Portable Document File producedas part of an ongoing student publication project to bring classical works of literature, in En-glish, to free and easy access of those wishing to make use of them.Cover Design: Jim Manis; sketch of Dumas in 1869, French artistCopyright © 2000 The Pennsylvania State University
The Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university.
 Alexandre Dumas
The Three Musketeers
 Alexandre Dumas [Pere]
that, notwithstanding their names’ending in
, the heroes of the story which we areabout to have the honor to relate to our readers have noth-ing mythological about them. A short time ago, while making researches in the RoyalLibrary for my History of Louis XIV, I stumbled by chanceupon the Memoirs of M. D’Artagnan, printed—as were mostof the works of that period, in which authors could not tellthe truth without the risk of a residence, more or less long,in the Bastille—at Amsterdam, by Pierre Rouge. The titleattracted me; I took them home with me, with the permis-sion of the guardian, and devoured them.It is not my intention here to enter into an analysis of thiscurious work; and I shall satisfy myself with referring suchof my readers as appreciate the pictures of the period to itspages. They will therein find portraits penciled by the handof a master; and although these squibs may be, for the mostpart, traced upon the doors of barracks and the walls of caba-rets, they will not find the likenesses of Louis XIII, Anne of  Austria, Richelieu, Mazarin, and the courtiers of the period,less faithful than in the history of M. Anquetil.But, it is well known, what strikes the capricious mind of the poet is not always what affects the mass of readers. Now, while admiring, as others doubtless will admire, the details we have to relate, our main preoccupation concerned a mat-ter to which no one before ourselves had given a thought.D’Artagnan relates that on his first visit to M. de Treville,captain of the king’s Musketeers, he met in the antechamberthree young men, serving in the illustrious corps into whichhe was soliciting the honor of being received, bearing thenames of Athos, Porthos, and Aramis.

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