I like Dumas, even though I have only read one of his books (The Count of Monte Cristo). However, his stories, especially this one, are very familiar and accessible.
If you are unfamiliar with the story, here is a summary from Goodreads.com;
"Perhaps the greatest “cloak and sword” story ever written, The Three Musketeers, first published ion 1844, is a tale for all time. Pitting the heroic young d’Artagnan and his noble compatriots, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis against the master of intrigue, Cardinal Richelieu, and the quintessential wicked woman, Lady de Winter, Alexandre Dumas has created an enchanted France of swordplay, schemes and assignations. The era and the characters are based on historical fact, but the glittering romance and fast-paced action spring from a great writer’s incomparable imagination. From the perilous retrieval of the queens gift to her lover in time to foil Rechelieu’s plot to the melodramatic revelation of Lady de Winter’s true identity, The Three Musketeers is the unchallenged archetype for literary romance and a perennial delight for generations of readers."
Like I said, I am VERY excited for this readalong.
Here is the schedule I have planned out. The pages are based on my edition, which is a Bantam Classic paperback. I am sure that the chapters are the same. :)
- Post 1 will go up on March 15th (Tuesday): Post 1 will be over the first half of the book (the first 316 pages OR chapters 1-29)
- post 2 will go up on March 31st (Thursday): Post 2 will cover the second half of the book (roughly from page 317 to page 635 OR chapters 30-67)
To participate, all you need to do is comment here saying you're in! Make sure you leave me a link to your blog so I can link you here with your name. I do hope you'll consider. As my current readalong participants will soon be able to tell you, there are wonderful things in store if you complete the readalong!
If you are a participant, the only requirement for completion is to post on or around the posting date. I don't require you to comment on everyone else's posts, but that's the fun part!
So, are you in? If so, comment away! And please consider sending more people this way. The more the merrier.
"All for one, one for all!"