Alexandre Dumas's most famous tale and possibly the most famous historical novel of all time in a handsome hardcover volume.
Alexandre Dumas was born in 1802 in France and died in 1870. Allan Massie is the author of more than twenty historical novels, including Charlemagne and Roland, and has written about Colette, Lord Byron, and Muriel Spark.
"I do not say there is no character as well-drawn in Shakespeare
[as D'Artagnan]. I do say there is none that I love so wholly."
-Robert Louis Stevenson
Gr 5 Up-The text in this abridgement is considerably shortened, but the language retains its original complexity. Helquist's illustrations complement the story nicely, and the movie tie-in may be an enticement for those not yet familiar with this classic. A short glossary helps with the most unfamiliar terms. This is not one to hand to reluctant readers, but it makes a nice bridge to the original.-Laurie Slagenwhite Walters, Peachtree Montessori International, Ann Arbor, MI (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.