A timeless tale of youth, daring, and friendship, and full of intrigue, swordplay, and revenge, The Three Musketeers follows the escapades of D'Artagnan and his musketeer comrades Porthos, Athos, and Aramis as they fight to foil the devious schemes of Cardinal Richelieu.
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Alexander Dumas (1802–1870), author of more than ninety plays and many novels, was well known in Parisian society and was a contemporary of Victor Hugo. After the success of The Count of Monte Cristo, Dumas dumped his entire fortune into his own Chateau de Monte Cristo-and was then forced to flee to Belgium to escape his creditors. He died penniless but optimistic.