When daring young swordsman d’Artagnan travels to Paris seeking honor and fortune in the king’s Guard, he quickly befriends the famed three Musketeers—Athos, Porthos, and Aramis.
Loyal servants to the crown, the four friends cross swords with street criminals, face the cardinal’s Guards—who seek to destroy them—in duels to the death, and save the honor of the queen by unraveling treasonous schemes in a race against time. It will take epic courage, chivalry, and skill to thwart the plots against them and achieve victory at last.
Carefully adapted and abridged, this young reader’s edition of Alexandre Dumas’s classic swashbuckling tale of adventure, swordplay, and unbreakable friendship is enriched with brand-new, action-packed illustrations by renowned artist Brett Helquist.
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KIDNAPPED, by Robert Louis Stevenson
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FIVE CHILDREN AND IT, by E. Nesbit
TOM SWIFT AND THE VISITOR FROM PLANET X, by Victor Appleton II
TOM SWIFT AND THE ELECTRONIC HYDROLUNG, by Victor Appleton II
TARZAN OF THE APES, by Edgar Rice Burroughs
THE RETURN OF TARZAN, by Edgar Rice Burroughs
DAVE DAWSON AT DUNKIRK, by R. Sidney Bowen
DAVE DAWSON WITH THE R.A.F., by R. Sidney Bowen
DAVE DAWSON ON THE RUSSIAN FRONT, by R. Sidney Bowen
DAVE DAWSON ON GUADALCANAL, by R. Sidney Bowen
DAVE DAWSON AT CASABLANCA, by R. Sidney Bowen
DAVE DAWSON AT TRUK, by R. Sidney Bowen
DAVE DASHAWAY AND HIS HYDROPLANE, by Roy Rockwood
ADRIFT IN THE WILDS: THE ADVENTURES OF TWO SHIPWRECKED BOYS, by Edward S. Ellis
AMONG MALAY PIRATES, by G. A. Henty
KIM, by Rudyard Kipling
THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, by Alexandre Dumas
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«Un segundo de indecisión suele quitar el provecho que precisamente en aquel segundo ofrecía la fortuna.»
Francia, abril de 1625. En la polvorienta villa de Meung se cruzan los destinos de un joven gascón, una hermosa mujer y un misterioso hidalgo. Comienza así una de las mayores aventuras jamás escritas. Una carta de recomendación extraviada es la responsable de que el impulsivo D#Artagnan se adentre, sin saberlo, en un mundo de intrigas palaciegas, luchas intestinas, traiciones, celos, capas y espadas en el que perseguirá su sueño de gloria.
Roger Nimier, uno de los más eminentes intelectuales del siglo XX francés, firma la introducción que abre el presente volumen. La sigue este clásico insoslayable del feuilleton en la espléndida y canónica traducción que realizara en su día Torcuato Tasso Serra, vigente aún hoy como una de las más palpitantes versiones en lengua castellana.
Robert Louis Stevenson dijo...
«No digo que no exista un personaje tan bien dibujado en la obra de Shakespeare como D'Artagnan. Solo digo que no hay ningún otro que me guste tanto.»
Twenty Years After, the sequel to The Three Musketeers, is a supreme creation of suspense and heroic adventure.
Two decades have passed since the musketeers triumphed over Cardinal Richelieu and Milady. Time has weakened their resolve, and dispersed their loyalties. But treasons and strategems still cry out for justice: civil war endangers the throne of France, while in England Cromwell threatens to send Charles I to the scaffold.
Dumas brings his immortal quartet out of retirement to cross swords with time, the malevolence of men, and the forces of history. But their greatest test is a titanic struggle with the son of Milady, who wears the face of Evil.
An Author's Republic audio production.
The Man in the Iron Mask tells a story based on historic facts. In 1661, King Louis XIV of France had his minister of finances - Nicolas Fouquet - arrested for embezzlement.
Also in that year, Louis successfully wooed a young handmaiden named Louise, which caused some stir. In this novel, Dumas gives us the secret history behind these facts, and it is no surprise that the story involves his famous Four Musketeers. More specifically, Aramis becomes privy to the fact that Louis has a twin brother languishing in the Bastille, and he attempts to switch the two. The novel details his fascinating and rather intricate plot to pull this off, as well as how the other Musketeers fit into the plan.
The first couple of pages concern mainly the aforementioned historic events, and its a bit of reading before you get to the meat of the action. This book is highly recommended - it will become part of your life, the way some good books can. If you love literature, if you love stories of complex intrigue, and especially if you love the Four Musketeers, you HAVE to listen to this audio-book at least once in your life!
An Author's Republic audio production.
A popular bestseller since its publication in 1844, The Count of Monte Cristo is one of the great page-turning thrillers of all time. Set against the tumultuous years of the post-Napoleonic era, Alexandre Dumas’s grand historical romance recounts the swashbuckling adventures of Edmond Dantès, a dashing young sailor falsely accused of treason. The story of his long imprisonment, dramatic escape, and carefully wrought revenge offers up a vision of France that has become immortal. As Robert Louis Stevenson declared, “I do not believe there is another volume extant where you can breathe the same unmingled atmosphere of romance.”