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Tango0109 Feb 2018 11:24 a.m. PST

"SPOILER ALERT! This set is clearly heavily influenced by the Dumas book The Three Musketeers, to which we will frequently refer in this review. We won't be giving away any of the story, but will be discussing the characters, so if you intend to read this book and are sensitive to spoilers then you should consider not reading the rest of this review since inevitably it will reveal elements which you may not wish to know in advance!

In March of 1844 Le Siécle newspaper serialised a new story by Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) called The Three Musketeers. The story told of a young man from Gascony coming to Paris in 1625 to join the King's Musketeers, and of the adventures he had with his new friends, the titular three musketeers. The story was a big hit and was quickly released as a book, achieving international success and widely translated. Several follow-up books would appear, taking the story forward many years, but it was the first book that remained the favourite with many, giving a fame to the various real historical characters contained in the book, as well as the King's musketeers themselves of course, which would not have been so widespread were it not for the book…"


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Amicalement
Armand

Jim Selzer09 Feb 2018 11:33 p.m. PST

and now for the rest of the story

Tango0110 Feb 2018 10:55 a.m. PST

(smile)

Amicalement
Armand

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