The Three Musketeers Context
“The Three Musketeers” is a historical novel about four names the whole world knows about: d’Artagnan, Athos, Parthos, and Aramis. Alexandre Dumas was exposed to the great political events in French history, which gave him lots of material to base his text on.
One-of-a-kind France, formidable villains, political intrigues, mystique characters – all this and much more is in the book. Each of the musketeers carries his own story and problems. They are different in age and characters, but this fact only makes their friendship stronger. There’s also a sophisticated lady who is artful, cunning, very determined and without too many sentiments.
Mr. Dumas has an unbelievable sense of humor: the characters manage to have fun while talking about serious matters of state and politics. They are natural and don’t pretend to be better than what they actually are. The things they do and the way they do it makes up for a great and amusing read.
The historical descriptions also make a book a great encyclopedia for learning about the daily life of France. They are detailed with the abundance of places, historical names, and items. It gives the text a certain charm and atmosphere. The reader is free to imagine himself in the shoes of any of the characters and experience the life of a noble medieval person. There are a lot of lovers, drinking, money matters, and duels.
Make sure to read the book as soon as possible! When the thirst for love adventure, fascination with courageous actions, and fear of real and dangerous villains are still so real and desired. It’s a lively book with lots of interesting facts and actions. You can like it or dislike it, but you will finish the book being a completely different person for sure.
“D'Artagnan admiró de qué hilos frágiles y desconocidos están a veces suspendidos los destinos de un pueblo y la vida de los hombres.” — — — Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers
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