By Alexandre Dumas
A son of impoverished the Aristocracy, D'Artagnan arrives in Paris to discover the Musketeers disbanded through the crafty Cardinal Richelieu, who hopes to grab energy from the weak-willed Louis XIII. The bold and bold formative years proves his mettle within the corporation of the recognized Musketeers — Porthos, Athos, and Aramis — and joins them in a heroic fight to protect the king and his attractive queen, Anne of Austria.
Dumas reworked the concept that of the ancient novel by means of writing in a contemporary, conversational variety. His available, fast paced narratives mix actual and fictional characters to recapture the occasions, manners, and temper of seventeenth-century France. rising within the chaotic aftermath of the Revolution, Dumas's novels supplied his contemporaries with a welcome experience of id and nationwide delight. His most well-liked paintings, The 3 Musketeers, maintains to allure sleek readers with its undying stories of romantic valor.
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What insanity to feed a dead ardour with such stories! ” “And what do you would like me to continue to exist? i've got not anything yet stories. they're my happiness, my treasure, my desire. whenever I see you, it really is another diamond that I close up within the jewel case of my center. this can be the fourth that you've got permit drop and i've picked up; for in 3 years, Madame, i've got obvious you simply 4 occasions: that first which i've got simply pointed out, the second one in Mme de Chevreuse’s condominium, the 3rd within the gardens of Amiens. ” “Duke,” the queen stated, blushing, “do no longer converse of that night. ” “Oh, to the contrary, allow us to communicate of it, Madame, allow us to communicate of it: it's the happiest and so much radiant night of my lifestyles. Do you bear in mind what a gorgeous evening it was once? The air used to be so candy and aromatic, the sky this sort of deep blue and all spangled with stars! Ah! that point, Madame, i used to be capable of be by myself with you for a second; that point you have been able to inform me all, the loneliness of your existence, the sorrows of your center. You have been leaning on my arm, the following, like this. Bending my head in the direction of you, I felt your appealing hair brush my cheek, and every time I felt it I shivered from head to foot. Oh, queen, queen! Oh, you don't know the entire heavenly felicities, all of the paradisal joys contained in any such second! i might provide my items, my fortune, my glory, the entire days of existence that stay to me for this kind of second and for an evening like that! For on that evening, Madame, on that evening you really liked me, I swear to you. ” “Milord, it truly is attainable, convinced, that the effect of where, the allure of that stunning evening, the fascination of your gaze, that these thousand conditions, eventually, which occasionally come jointly to wreck a girl, had grouped themselves round me on that deadly night. yet you observed, Milord, how the queen got here to rescue the weakening lady: on the first notice you dared to talk, on the first boldness to which I needed to reply, I referred to as out. ” “Oh, definite, definite, that’s real! And one other love than mine might have succumbed to that attempt; yet my love got here out of it extra ardent and extra everlasting. You suggestion to escape me by means of returning to Paris, you concept i wouldn't dare abandon the treasure my grasp had charged me to observe over. Ah! what are the entire treasures on the earth and the entire kings in the world to me! 8 days later, I got here again, Madame. This time you had not anything to claim to me: I had risked my want, my existence, to determine you for a moment; i didn't even contact your hand, and also you pardoned me on seeing me so submissive and repentant. ” “Yes, yet calumny seized on these kinds of follies within which I had no half, as you recognize rather well, Milord. The king, spurred on via the cardinal, made a bad scandal: Mme de Vernet57 was once pushed out, Putange exiled, Mme de Chevreuse fell into disfavor, and if you desired to go back as ambassador to France, the king himself, you bear in mind, Milord, the king himself antagonistic it. ” “Yes, and France pays for her king’s refusal with a struggle. i will not see you back, Madame. good, then, i would like you to listen to approximately me on a daily basis!