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    Alexandre Dumas was born July 24, 1802, at Villiers-Cotterets, France, the son of Napoleon's famous mulatto general, Dumas. Alexandre Dumas began writing at an early age and saw his first success in a play he wrote entitledHenri III et sa Cour (1829). A prolific author, Dumas was also an adventurer and took part in the Revolution of 1830. Dumas is most famous for his brilliant historical novels, which he wrote with collaborators, mainly Auguste Maquet, and which were serialized in the popular press of the day. His most popular works are The Three Musketeers(1844),The Count of Monte Cristo (1844-45), and The Man in Iron Mask (1848-50). Dumas made and lost several fortunes, and died penniless on on December 5, 1870.

    Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have produced acclaimed translations ofTolstoy, Dostoevsky, Gogol, and Bulgakov. Their translation of The Brothers Karamazov won the 1991 PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize. They are married and live in Paris, France.
    A major new translation of one of the most enduring works of literature, from the award- winning, bestselling co-translator ofAnna Karenina-with a spectacular, specially illustrated cover

    The Three Musketeers is the most famous of Alexandre Dumas's historical novels and one of the most popular adventure stories ever written. Now in a bracing new translation, this swashbuckling epic chronicles the adventures of d'Artagnan, a brash young man from the countryside who journeys to Paris in 1625 hoping to become a musketeer and guard to King Louis XIII. Before long he finds treachery and court intrigue-and also three boon companions: the daring swordsmen Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. Together they strive heroically to defend the honor of their queen against the powerful Cardinal Richelieu and the seductive spy Milady.

    For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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    ISBN 9780143105008
    Genre FICTION / Classics
    Format Paperback
    Pages 704
    Publisher Date 2007-08-28 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Penguin Classics
    Copyright Year 2006
    Height 8.5 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.75 in
    Unit weight 1.75 lb
    Language English
    Series Name Penguin Classics
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Dumas, Alexandre
    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
    Country of Origin United States

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