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A timeless tale of adventure, romance, intrigue, and revenge, «The Three Musketeers» is the captivating story of d'Artagnan, a young man of Gascony, who is determined to become a Musketeer of the Guard. Through his wit and skill with a sword, he befriends Athos, Porthos, and Aramis and begins on the path toward his dream. They must foil the nefarious plotting of Cardinal Richelieu against the King and Queen, despite his appearance as an ally. D'Artagnan and the three Musketeers must also overcome the villainous machinations of Milady de Winter, whose lethal criminality threatens those in political power and the love of d'Artgnan for Constance Bonacieux. Dumas' classic story, first serialized in 1844, has enthralled readers with its fast-paced plot, endearing characters, and romantic ideals, immortalized by the motto «one for all, all for one.»

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Considered one of Dumas' most beloved novels and one of the best-selling works of its day, «The Count of Monte Cristo» is an expansive adventure novel with a huge cast of characters, all revolving around the young sailor Edmond Dantès. Wrongfully accused of aiding the exiled Napoleon, Dantès is arrested on the day of his wedding and imprisoned on the island prison, Chateau d'If. He survives years of cramped confinement and eventually befriends another prisoner, an Italian who knows the location of a treasure: the island of Monte Cristo. After an intrepid escape, Dantès utilizes his new fortune to extract revenge from his enemies, pursuing those who imprisoned him to a bitter end for all concerned. An ageless tale with a remarkable amount of endurance, mercy, courage, and hope, «The Count of Monte Cristo» endures as one of the nineteenth century's classics of literature.

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The third volume of the 'd'Artagnan Romances', of which «The Three Musketeers» and «Twenty Years After» constitute the first and second volumes, was first serialized between October 1847 to January 1850. It has subsequently been published in three, four, and five-volume editions. Our edition follows the four-volume edition. The books in this edition in their chronological order are as follows: 1. «The Vicomte de Bragelonne» (chapters 1-75), 2. «Ten Years Later» (chapters 76-140), 3. «Louise de la Vallière» (chapters 141-208), and 4. «The Man in the Iron Mask» (chapters 209-269). The four Musketeers are back in action, though in differing capacities and in a politically altered world. Cardinal Mazarin is still plotting evil schemes, while King Louis XIV believes himself to be in love. Unfortunately, Raoul, the son of Athos and the Vicomte of Bragelonne, feels the same for the lovely Louis de la Vallière. D'Artagnan soon encounters a confusing stranger, and in turning to his friends, he discovers Athos' desire to restore Charles II to the throne, as well as the covert efforts of Aramis and Porthos to find a masked prisoner in the fortified island of Belle-Ile. D'Artagnan must travel with all haste in and out of the countries of Europe to alter the fate of many of those very nations, proving himself yet again worthy of his beloved station and sacred honor.

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First serialized in 1845, Alexandre Dumas’ “Twenty Years After” is the second part of the “D’Artagnan Romances”, the first sequel to “The Three Musketeers”. It was followed by “The Vicomte de Bragelonne”, which was first serialized in 1847. Dumas’s beloved characters return for more adventurous duty, and as the title suggests, two decades have elapsed since D’Artagnan and his friends have prevailed over the evil machinations of Cardinal Richelieu and the icy Milady. However, danger and political intrigue still abound in both France and England, where the former is on the brink of civil war and the latter is nearly in the control of Cromwell. Due to the scheming of Cardinal Mazarin and the malevolent Mordaunt, son of Milady, the retired Musketeers find themselves whisked out of retirement and directly into the center of danger and intrigue as they fight to save the young Louis XIV in France and Charles I in England from plots against the monarchs. Dumas’ story is full of the chaotic swirl of stratagems, conflicted loyalties, and thrilling battles as the valiant and aging Musketeers fight for Queen and country. This edition includes a biographical afterword.

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“The Man in the Iron Mask” represents the final portion of the third installment of the ‘D’Artagnan Romances’. Preceded by “The Three Musketeers”, the first volume; “Twenty Years After”, the second volume; “The Vicomte de Bragelonne”, part one of the third volume; “Ten Years Later” part two of the third volume; and “Louise de la Vallière”, part three of the third volume; “The Man in the Iron Mask” is a tale that brings to life the mystery of one of the Bastille’s most famous prisoners, a man whose identity is hidden behind an iron mask. In this work we find the original three Musketeers in retirement and D’Artagnan in the service of the corrupt Louis XIV. While the identity of the original man in the iron mask is unknown, Dumas constructs his story around the idea that the prisoner is in fact the twin brother of Louis XIV, imprisoned from birth by his father to prevent any conflict over a divided rule of the kingdom. When Aramis learns the secret of the man in the iron mask he devises a plot to replace the King with his twin brother, setting in motion a series of events which draws all the Musketeers back into action. An exciting work of political intrigue and high adventure, “The Man in the Iron Mask” brings to a tragic conclusion the adventures of the Musketeers. This edition includes a biographical afterword.

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One of Alexandre Dumas’ most beloved novels and one of the best-selling works of its day, “The Count of Monte Cristo” is an expansive adventure novel with a huge cast of characters, all revolving around the young sailor Edmond Dantès. Wrongfully accused of aiding the exiled Napoleon, Dantès is arrested on the day of his wedding and imprisoned on the island prison, Chateau d’If. He survives years of cramped confinement and eventually befriends another prisoner, an Italian who knows the location of a treasure on the island of Monte Cristo. After an intrepid escape, Dantès utilizes his new fortune to extract revenge from his enemies, pursuing those who imprisoned him to a bitter end for all concerned. An ageless tale of adventure filled with mercy, courage, and hope, “The Count of Monte Cristo” endures as one of the classics of world literature. This edition includes a biographical afterword.

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«Людовик XV и его эпоха» – исторический роман Александра Дюма, жанр зарубежная классика. «В первые годы своего царствования Людовик XV пользовался любовью народа, который назвал его Возлюбленным (Ie Bien-Fime). Но эта любовь превратилась мало-помалу в ненависть и презрение, когда он управление государством, начальство над войсками, распоряжение законами и политикой предоставил людям, погрязшим в разврате, и когда безнравственные и бесстыдные любовницы повелевали его двором и его государством.» Александр Дюма musopen.org/music/ Johann Sebastian Bach / Orchestral Suite no. 3 in D major, BWV 1068 / Orchestra Ludwig Van Beethoven / Trio in E Flat Major, Op. 38 – III. Tempo di Minuetto / Chamber group Переводчик: Щиглов Н.В. © ИДДК

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Tour de Nesle (The Tower of Death) is one of Alexandre Dumas's greatest and most powerful plays, a tale of power and conviction, although its historical accuracy is far from certain.<P> Queen Marguerite and her sisters entertain themselves by luring unsuspecting men to the Tower, which located across the Seine from the Louvre. There they entice their victims to join them for wild sexual escapades–all expressly forbidden, of course, by both Church and State. Once satiated, the ladies have their lovers murdered, and the bodies dumped into the Seine. One man (Buridan) manages to escape, and uses his knowledge of what's taking place to force the Queen to make him Prime Minister. In the end of course, the secret cannot be maintained. Dumas and Gaillardet have used a murky legend of misconduct by the daughters-in-law of King Philip the Fair to construct a compelling picture of life in court in the middle ages, and its ruthless focus on power and sex.<P> Another stunning achievement by one of the greatest French writers!

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The Boys' Adventure Megapack collects 20 great adventure stories for boys, from classics like «The Call of the Wild» to war stories like the adventures of Dave Dawson, from science fiction like Tom Swift, Jr. to historical fiction like Tarzan of the Apes and The Count of Monte Cristo. Rollicking adventure stories for the young and young at heart! <P> Included are: <P> THE CALL OF THE WILD, by Jack London<BR> TREASURE ISLAND, by Robert Louis Stevenson<BR> KIDNAPPED, by Robert Louis Stevenson<BR> THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON, by Johann David Wyss<BR> FIVE CHILDREN AND IT, by E. Nesbit<BR> TOM SWIFT AND THE VISITOR FROM PLANET X, by Victor Appleton II<BR> TOM SWIFT AND THE ELECTRONIC HYDROLUNG, by Victor Appleton II<BR> TARZAN OF THE APES, by Edgar Rice Burroughs<BR> THE RETURN OF TARZAN, by Edgar Rice Burroughs<BR> DAVE DAWSON AT DUNKIRK, by R. Sidney Bowen<BR> DAVE DAWSON WITH THE R.A.F., by R. Sidney Bowen<BR> DAVE DAWSON ON THE RUSSIAN FRONT, by R. Sidney Bowen<BR> DAVE DAWSON ON GUADALCANAL, by R. Sidney Bowen<BR> DAVE DAWSON AT CASABLANCA, by R. Sidney Bowen<BR> DAVE DAWSON AT TRUK, by R. Sidney Bowen<BR> DAVE DASHAWAY AND HIS HYDROPLANE, by Roy Rockwood<BR> ADRIFT IN THE WILDS: THE ADVENTURES OF TWO SHIPWRECKED BOYS, by Edward S. Ellis<BR> AMONG MALAY PIRATES, by G. A. Henty<BR> KIM, by Rudyard Kipling<BR> THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, by Alexandre Dumas <P> And don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for more entries in Wildside Press's Megapack series, ranging from science fiction and fantasy to westerns, mysteries, ghost stories – and much, much more!

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The Count of Monte Cristo, one of the greatest adventure novels of all time, has been converted by the author into a series of four plays. In PART TWO, Edmond Dantes has escaped from the dreaded prison island of d'If after 14 years of captivity. He seeks out the fabulous treasure of Monte Cristo described to him by the Abbe Faria, and assumes the identity of the priest Busoni. Then he begins his odyssey of revenge, tracking down Caderousse and his wife, La Carconte, and finding the trail of Villefort, another of his betrayers. He also secretly helps his former employer, Mr. Morel. But he has yet to assume the identity of the avenging Count of Monte Cristo! First-rate action drama!