The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas was published in France in 1844. If you liked The Count of Monte Cristo, you will probably like this one as well.
In this epic tale, and young man, D'artagnon, meets three of the King's Musketeers. He is young and easily offended. After he challenges all three of these men to separate duels, they become friends. I'll admit to needing to read sparknotes for the first few chapters in order to figure out what exactly was happening, but after chapter six, I had it down and the story flowed well.
In this novel, Dumas creates probably one of the best villains ever in Lady de Winter. She was so full of manipulations and evil. I only wish we could have known more about her beginnings - what made her so evil?
This book is full of intrigue, friendships, lots of sword fighting, love affairs, and adventure. This book contains more humor than The Count of Monte Cristo, my favorite of the two, but this book is well worth reading.
I listened to the unabridged audio version and enjoyed it greatly.
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