The Three Musketeers

Alexandre DUMAS (1802 - 1870), translated by William ROBSON (1785 - 1863)

The Three Musketeers (Les Trois Mousquetaires) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It recounts the adventures of a young man named d'Artagnan after he leaves home to become a musketeer. D'Artagnan is not one of the musketeers of the title; those are his friends Athos, Porthos, and Aramis -- inseparable friends who live by the motto, "One for all, and all for one".

The Three Musketeers was first published in serial form in the magazine Le Siècle between March and July 1844. Dumas claimed it was based on manuscripts he had discovered in the Bibliothèque Nationale. It was later proven that Dumas had based his work on the book Mémoires de Monsieur D'Artagnan, capitaine lieutenant de la première compagnie des Mousquetaires du Roi (Memoirs of Mister D'Artagnan, Lieutenant Captain of the first company of the King's Musketeers) by Gatien de Courtilz de Sandras (Cologne, 1700).

Dumas' version of the story covers the adventures of D'Artagnan and his friends from 1625 to 1628, as they are involved in intrigues involving the weak King Louis XIII of France, his powerful and cunning advisor Cardinal Richelieu, the beautiful Queen Anne of Austria, her English lover, George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, and the Siege of La Rochelle. Adding to the intrigue are the mysterious Milady de Winter, and Richelieu's right-hand man, the Comte de Rochefort. (summary from wikipedia)

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Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, Romance

Language: English

Group: d'Artagnan Romances (in English translation)

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Author's Preface Kristin LeMoine
00:05:58
Play 01 THE THREE PRESENTS OF D'ARTAGNAN THE ELDER Mark F. Smith
00:39:20
Play 02 THE ANTECHAMBER OF M. DE TREVILLE Mark F. Smith
00:27:24
Play 03 THE AUDIENCE Mark F. Smith
00:27:59
Play 04 THE SHOULDER OF ATHOS, THE BALDRIC OF PORTHOS AND THE HANDKERCHIEF OF ARAMIS R. Francis Smith
00:17:53
Play 05 THE KING'S MUSKETEERS AND THE CARDINAL'S GUARDS R. Francis Smith
00:22:28
Play 06 HIS MAJESTY KING LOUIS XIII shanda_w
00:40:17
Play 07 THE INTERIOR OF "THE MUSKETEERS" Kevin Kivikko
00:22:26
Play 08 CONCERNING A COURT INTRIGUE David Barnes
00:21:10
Play 09 D'ARTAGNAN SHOWS HIMSELF Simon Taylor
00:16:42
Play 10 A MOUSETRAP IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY Meredith Hughes
00:21:08
Play 11 IN WHICH THE PLOT THICKENS Meredith Hughes
00:37:25
Play 12 GEORGE VILLIERS, DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM Mark F. Smith
00:21:22
Play 13 MONSIEUR BONACIEUX Mark F. Smith
00:20:23
Play 14 THE MAN OF MEUNG Mark F. Smith
00:22:10
Play 15 MEN OF THE ROBE AND MEN OF THE SWORD Kirsten Ferreri
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Play 16 M. SEGUIER, KEEPER OF THE SEALS, LOOKS MORE THAN ONCE FOR THE BELL IN ORDER TO RING IT, AS HE DID BEFORE, Kirsten Ferreri
00:21:02
Play 17 BONACIEUX AT HOME Kirsten Ferreri
00:24:27
Play 18 LOVER AND HUSBAND Gesine
00:15:24
Play 19 PLAN OF CAMPAIGN Kirsten Ferreri
00:15:53
Play 20 THE JOURNEY Kirsten Ferreri
00:21:56
Play 21 THE COUNTESS DE WINTER Clarke Bell
00:21:57
Play 22 THE BALLET OF LA MERLAISON Thomas Davoren
00:16:14
Play 23 THE RENDEZVOUS shanda_w
00:21:20
Play 24 THE PAVILION firefly
00:20:45
Play 25 PORTHOS chriss the girl
00:36:33
Play 26 ARAMIS AND HIS THESIS Anna Simon
00:33:17
Play 27 THE WIFE OF ATHOS Mark F. Smith
00:48:25
Play 28 THE RETURN Mark F. Smith
00:32:11
Play 29 HUNTING FOR THE EQUIPMENTS Astreja Odinsdóttir
00:19:52
Play 30 D'ARTAGNAN AND THE ENGLISHMAN Kevin Kivikko
00:16:11
Play 31 ENGLISH AND FRENCH Kevin Kivikko
00:16:14
Play 32 A PROCURATOR'S DINNER Thomas Davoren
00:21:17
Play 33 SOUBRETTE AND MISTRESS BLRossow
00:22:49
Play 34 IN WHICH THE EQUIPMENT OF ARAMIS AND PORTHOS IS TREATED OF BLRossow
00:21:41
Play 35 A GASCON A MATCH FOR CUPID Urszula Pokojska
00:19:25
Play 36 DREAM OF VENGEANCE Jim Mowatt
00:15:56
Play 37 MILADY'S SECRET Clarke Bell
00:16:01
Play 38 HOW, WITHOUT INCOMMODING HIMSELF, ATHOS PROCURED HIS EQUIPMENT Robin Cotter
00:20:52
Play 39 A TERRIBLE VISION Robin Cotter
00:20:38
Play 40 A VISION Robin Cotter
00:18:35
Play 41 THE SEIGE OF LA ROCHELLE Mark F. Smith
00:29:14
Play 42 THE ANJOU WINE Mark F. Smith
00:17:58
Play 43 THE SIGN OF THE RED DOVECOT Kirsten Ferreri
00:15:58
Play 44 THE UTILITY OF STOVEPIPES J. M. Smallheer
00:14:59
Play 45 A CONJUGAL SCENE Rick Measham
00:12:06
Play 46 THE BASTION SAINT-GERVAIS R. Francis Smith
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Play 47 THE COUNCIL OF THE MUSKETEERS R. Francis Smith
00:30:55
Play 48 A FAMILY AFFAIR Susan Denney
00:30:09
Play 49 FATALITY Robin Cotter
00:20:59
Play 50 CHAT BETWEEN BROTHER AND SISTER Robin Cotter
00:19:49
Play 51 OFFICER Tamara R. Schwartz
00:25:22
Play 52 CAPTIVITY: THE FIRST DAY Catharine Eastman
00:21:01
Play 53 CAPTIVITY: THE SECOND DAY Catharine Eastman
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Play 54 CAPTIVITY: THE THIRD DAY Kevin Kivikko
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Play 55 CAPTIVITY: THE FOURTH DAY Kevin Kivikko
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Play 56 CAPTIVITY: THE FIFTH DAY Kevin Kivikko
00:32:21
Play 57 MEANS FOR CLASSICAL TRAGEDY JemmaBlythe
00:17:36
Play 58 ESCAPE Kevin Kivikko
00:16:03
Play 59 WHAT TOOK PLACE AT PORTSMOUTH Robin Cotter
00:23:21
Play 60 IN FRANCE Robin Cotter
00:13:39
Play 61 THE CARMELITE CONVENT AT BETHUNE Robin Cotter
00:29:51
Play 62 TWO VARIETIES OF DEMONS Ezwa
00:10:47
Play 63 THE DROP OF WATER Kevin Kivikko
00:27:31
Play 64 THE MAN IN THE RED CLOAK Ezwa
00:15:31
Play 65 TRIAL Kevin Kivikko
00:16:20
Play 66 EXECUTION Ezwa
00:11:32
Play 67 CONCLUSION Mark F. Smith
00:20:58
Play 68 Epilogue Jim Mowatt
00:03:35