The Three Musketeers
Alexander Dumas

?Forgive me, Lady de Wardes,? he said, ?for rousing your hatred by my blackguardly conduct. I in return forgive you for murdering Constance Bonacieux and for your savage attacks on me. I forgive you and pity you. Die in peace.?

Characters

d'Artagnan- a young, attractive Gascon of eighteen. d'Artagnan is haughty, proud, and extremely intelligent. He is one of the main characters is the book, and we follow him through his many turmoils and triumphs; as he eventually defeats the evil of the real world.

Porthos- a proud, experienced Musketeer. Porthos is a true friend with a quick temper, and a smart mouth. Nonetheless, Porthos is intelligent, cautious, and has a wild passion for everything he does.

Aramis- a proper, friendly gentleman of twenty-three. Aramis is proud, yet demure, with a very clean-cut appearance. Aramis is a man of scripture and deep thought, often the one with the brilliant ideas.

Athos- a cool, courageous Musketeer, strikingly handsome, and proud of his status. Athos lets nothing stand in his way, yet is polite and friendly, attracting friends easily.

Planchet- d'Artagnan's servant, a tremendously devoted man, trusted and intelligent.

Monsieur de Treville- a truly good man, captain of the Musketeers, who has a pure heart and a love for his Musketeers.

Monsieur Bonacieux- a small wily man, not very gifted in the intelligence department, easily swayed by others' personal opinions. d'Artagnan's landlord.

Constance Bonacieux- Monsieur Bonacieux's wife, a young, beautiful woman, with a good soul. D'Artagnan's mistress, and maid of the wardrobe of the Queen.

Lady de Winter- an evil spy for the Cardinal, Lady de Winter is an extremely beautiful mastermind with the ability to make anything go her way.

Kitty- Lady de Winter's innocently pretty maid, who falls hopelessly in love with d'Artagnan, and helps him in his exploits against Lady de Winter.

Lord de Winter- Lady de Winter's charming brother, who helps in the temporary capture of the evil Milady.

The Three Musketeers is set in the mid to late 1620s, in Paris, France. Paris in this period is the bustling center of excitement, trials, and betrayal.

The Three Musketeers is about four grand friends and their amazing travels and exciting exploits. Living in glamorous Paris, France, d'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis get deeply involved in the political aspects and scams of the day.
With enemies wherever he turns, d'Artagnan is forced to go into hiding, sending his intelligent servant and his best friends to take care of business. Gradually, the complicated mess of French and English monarchy comes together, revealing a way to overcome the evil of the outstandingly beautiful Lady de Winter, one of the Cardinal's best spies.


I. Three Gifts
A. d'Artagnan arrives in Meung
1. The strange, dark man
2. Confrontation
3. Milady
4. Stolen!
B. d'Artagnan enters Paris
II. Monsieur de Treville's Ante-room
A. Monsieur de Treville's house
1. The courtyard
a. Porthos and Aramis
III. The Audience
A. Introductions
B. Athos
C. Letter to the Director
D. The chase
IV. Shoulder, Shoulder-Belt, and Handkerchief
A. The sore shoulder
1. Challenge
B. Another Accident
1. The shoulder-belt
2. Challenge
C. The Handkerchief
1. Accusation
2. Challenge
V. Musketeers and Guards
A. Athos
B. The Seconds
1. realizations
C. The Cardinal's Guards
D. Fight
E. Friends
F. Planchet
VI. A Court Intrigue
A. Finances
B. Poor
1. Dinner Invitations
C. The Small Man
1. Explanations
2. The Kidnapping
VII. Relaying Information
A. A Plan
B. ?All For One and One For All!?
VIII. Madame Bonacieux
A. Ambush!
1. Monsieur Bonacieux's arrest
B. Cross Examination
C. Madame Bonacieux
D. Rescue
E. Constance
F. Another Secret
G. Love
H. Escape
I. Monsieur de Laport
IX. The Plot Thickens
A. A Curious Romantic Attachment
B. Aramis's House
1. The cloaked woman
C. Following
D. Escort
E. Athos's Arrest
F. The Pair at the Lourve
1. The Duke of Buckingham
X. The Man of Meung
A. Monsieur Bonacieux's Attendance With the Cardinal
1. A new and Faithful Servant
B. The Letter to London
XI. Soldiers and Magistrates
A. Athos's Cross-examination
B. Athos's Attendance With the Cardinal
C. Monsieur de Treville, the King, the Cardinal, and Athos
1. The Police report and the soldier's honor
D. Release
E. The Duke of Buckingham is Paris
XII. The Keeper of the Seals
A. Plotting
B. Twelve Diamond Tags
C. The Visitor and the Search of the Queen
D. The Planning of the Ball
1. The request
XIII. The Lover and the Husband
E. Letter to Buckingham
F. The Deadly Secret
G. A Pledge
1. The Secret Discussion
2. The Truth Is Revealed
3. An Important Decision
XIV. The Journey
A. Four Friends Get Leave
B. Breakfast in Chantilly
1. Porthos's duel
C. Three Against Eight in Beauvais
1. The Ambush On The Road
D. Two Friends in Amiens
1. Hullabaloo in the stables
2. Athos arrested again
E. The Man at the Port
1. The