Seduced by the American Millionaire (Louisiana Liaisons, oAdult decision to pretend that it didn t happen Sue me I am a drama addict I admit it I don t generally go for comedy I will pick a movie that makes me cryver The Disappearing Dog (The Hardy Boys: Secret Files, one that makes me laugh every time and it is pretty much the same with my books But when I do read something humorous I love satire wit subtle humor Mark Twain Oscar Wilder Will Rogers are my style Imagine my surprise that Alexander Dumas has made me laugh aloud in The Three Musketeers They are so It Happened in Paris... (A Valentine to Remember over the top while written as if he is endeavoring to take them seriously I have long adored The Countf Monte Cristo and so I have never thought In Bed with the Viking Warrior (Viking Warriors of Monsieur Dumas as a humorist but I have been sadly mistakenEvery time you think D Artagnan and company have landed themselves in an impossible situation they miraculously find their wayut It is Don uixote without any Hostage of Passion of the moralvertones These men are heroic figures Wedding Bell Blues only in a comedic manner Taken literally they would be abject cads They are self absorbed misogynistic and amoral but it little matters since the world they inhabit is villainous and petty and corrupt The King who is the headf the state is a buffoon the ueen a philanderer and the Cardinal leader Virgins of the church a man without ethicsr morals Any wonder that their men are less than stellar examples Flirting with the Society Doctor of knighthood So without any reason to admire anyone in this fictional world we are able to enjoy the escapadesf these men and even cheer them In Thrall To The Enemy Commander on toward their conuestsf women rivals and the world Zoes Muster of French politics In fact they areften fighting From Paradise...to Pregnant! other Frenchmen than the English whom they profess to hate but for whom they seem to have great respect and admiration I can imagine reading this in serialized form and waiting impatiently to findut what happens to Milady and the Musketeers There are cliffhangers at almost every chapter ending and the pace is fast and furious I felt somewhat like a kid again while reading this I remember that joy in reading just for the thrill Hotter Than Wildfire (Protectors, of the storya sensation I don t always get with my reading these days I thought that ueen Margot couldn t be topped I should have known better Honestly I do not have enough space to fully explain all the ways I adore this book But I ll try to condense it First the four main characters Love love love and love Aramis and Porthos the Merry and Pippinf the group if you ll excuse the extremely dorkish LOTR cross reference made me laugh D Artagnan was charming even though Dangerous Tidings (Pacific Coast Private Eyes, or maybe because he had multiple moments where were I in the story I wouldn t know whether to kiss himr smack him upside the head and the pure unfiltered AWESOME that is Athos cannot be put into words My copy Second Chance Colton (The Coltons of Oklahoma, of the book is 754 pages but I was able to finish it in less than two weeks and not even notice the length because the story was so engrossing As soon as I finished it I wanted to flip back to page 1 and start allver again Duels Lots and lots A Marked Man / Alaska With Love (Assassin-Shifter, of duels Thenly complaint I had regarding the Chivalrous Captain, Rebel Mistress / Breaking The Governesss Rules / The Gamekeepers Lady other Dumas book I d read before this ueen Margot as previously mentioned was that there was a total lackf what I will bluntly call the dirty details In Margot all the sex scenes were kept Newborn Daddy outf the way and judging by the description Dumas gave us Diary of a Domestic Goddess of the characters This is going to take some explaining but my guiltiest pleasure when it comes to books is Alexandre Dumas The Three MusketeersI hear you saying Hown Earth can that be a guilty pleasure I know It s a recognized classic It has far reaching pop culture impactIt s considered Bayou Dreams onef the greatest adventures ever written It has two Snowbound with Her Hero of the most memorable villains in literature it has four kick ass action heroes It has sword fights romance intrigue and most people think it has big laughs it doesn t which is the thing that pisses meff most about its pop culture adaptations Even if people haven t read the book they know the Three Musketeers Hell most people even know that D Artagnan
The Main Hero Of main hero Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, of book is notne f the eponymous Three So how could this book be a guilty pleasure The answer is simple at first then its complexSimple answer Milady de WinterComplex answer Milady de WinterFrom the accepted perspective Milady is an unrepentant nasty evil femme fatale She is an agent for the villainous Cardinal Richelieu spying n plotting against and battling Her Man From Shilo our Musketeers at every turn She foments marital unrest between the King and ueen She plots the assassinationf the Englishman the Duke The Agents Secret Past (Military Investigations of Buckingham to stop him from aiding the Huguenots at La Rochelle She tries to kill D Artagnan and later poisons his mistress Constance Bonacieux She corrupts a fine upstanding Puritan man Andnce upon a time she made a fool f the Comte de La F reShe is the accepted villain even worse than her master the Cardinal for whom and under whose auspices she commits her evil acts She is the villain and D Artagnan Athos Porthos and Aramis are the heroes Here s the problem though from another perspective she isn t and they aren tYou see Milady de "Winter Was A Poor "was a poor woman who did what she must to survive Forced into a convent for want f food a priest fell in love with her and the pair stole some church property to start a life together They were caught and both were branded with the fleur de lys the mark Secret Agent Affair (The Doctors Pulaski, of criminals Alone again she fell in love with the Comte de La F re They were married and she hid her crimes from him Thenne afternoon the Comte discovered her brand He felt betrayed and strung her up by her neck leaving her to dieShe lived and entered the service The Salvation of Zachary Baumkletterer of the Cardinal Under his direction she became a powerful agent doing exactly what it is that agents do The Cardinal the right handf the King connected to the Pope a man waging a war in the King s name the most powerful man in France has Milady undermine the King s ueen Anne Courting Callie (Heart of the West/Bachelor Auction, of Austria a woman having an affair with the man Dukef Buckingham who is helping the rebels within her husband s kingdom She is also asked to keep tabs n a troublesome young guard D Artagnan who seems to be thwarting the Cardinal s plans through sheer
Luck And Gascon Audacity She and Gascon audacity She Then the man she is spying n kills her lover the Comte de Wardes And if that isn t bad enough the man she s spying Mustang Wild (Wild, on turns up in her bedchamber posing as the Comte and proceeds to make love to Milady The lovemaking is so wonderful that D Artagnan decides to come clean and reveal his true identity Milady loses her temper with some cause I think and tries to stab D Artagnan which he doesn t seem to understand From thenn Milady wants vengeance against the murderer The Little Vintage Carousel by the Sea of her lover who also happens to be her rapist for that is what he is surelyNext she is charged with assassinating the Dukef Buckingham for which she is issued a carte blanche by the Cardinal but her enemy D Artagnan committing treason against his A PHYSICAL AFFAIR own King and country warns the Duke and she is banished to a tower while the Duke sailsff to aid the Huguenots Well she isn t about to languish in prison so she seduces a Puritan and makes her escape winding up in a convent in France where she can hide ut Lucky for her D Artagnan s mistress a married woman whom he was bedding while he was raping Milady is also hiding ut in the convent so Milady de Winter takes the portion Brief Lives of vengeance at her disposal and kills D Artagnan s lover as he killed hersAnd for allf this the Four Musketeers now in possession Texas Manhunt (Chance, Texas of her carte blanche hold theirwn little court pass judgement Condor on Milady. Porthos and Aramis as they battle their enemies d’Artagnan proves he has the heartf a Musketeer and earns himself a place in their ranks Soon d’Artagnan and the gallant trio must use all their wits and sword skills to preserve the ueen’s honor and thwart the wicked schemes f Cardinal Richelieu With this classic tale.
And have her head separated from her shoulders And they get away with it because they have the Cardinal s signature n Milady s carte blanche which allows the bearer to do whatever they do for the good Bliss County - Der Traum in Weiß of the kingdomIt seems to me that Alexandre Dumas knew that perspective would dictate how we saw his heroes and villains and that he waskay with his muddied good and evil waters He was writing from the Musketeers perspective and he knew that his readers would side with them against the Cardinal and Milady But he also wrote in a way that complicated his Musketeers So much so that we accept when D Artagnan receives and accepts a commission to the Musketeers from the Cardinal himself He wanted his characters to be grey and they were So why is this a guilty pleasure especially if the guilt doesn t come from Dumas writing I am finally getting thereThe weight The Bride in Blue of popular culture has changed the way we see this story so thoroughly has morphed the Musketeers so completely into righteous heroes turned D Artagnan into such a loveable heartthrob and his companions into the most likeablef heroes that it is nearly impossible for people to see the things that make them greyBut I see them for who they are I see the grey So here comes the guilt I see the Four Musketeers crimes treason rape murder theft and all their flaws cruelty greed hypocrisy entitlement adulterousness to name but a few and I still love them I love them and I enjoy reading their adventures and I cheer for them from beginning to end I shouldn t but I do and that s why The Three Musketeers is my guiltiest The Life Lucy Knew of pleasures So there ps I love Milady de Winter too For all the things she is I DID ITSee my video This is not the most profoundf novels but it may be the most compelling Many The Lone Sheriff of its seuences the Diamond Studs Milady s seductionf Felton the attempt The Bridal Suite of D Artagnan and The Three to rescue Constance move with remarkable rapidity More notable than these however is the entire exposition something many novelists have found to be a thankless chore if not a stumbling block Itccupies a full sixty pages 10% f the book and although it covers much ground the introduction f Developing Drivers with the Windows Driver Foundation: Dev Driver Win Driver Fou_p1 eBook: Penny Orwick, Guy Smith: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. our hero the two principal villains and all three Musketeers with their eccentricities and distinct characters plus the fight with the Cardinal s Guards the emergencef D Artagnan as the fourth musketeer and an examination f the curious relationship between King and Cardinal it is constructed with such seamless grace accomplishes its purposes with such a light touch and moves so swiftly that the result is astonishingSir Walter Scott showed us that the personal is political that ur most particular most intimate decisions are governed by the political milieu in which we are raised and the allegiances that The Makeover Prescription (Sugar Falls, Idaho our background reuires Dumas adopts the contrary principle namely that the political is personal a siege may be lifted a war started because an English Duke loves a French ueen It seems at times that all the charactersf The Three Musketeers even the King and the Cardinal even that most gifted and ruthless The Million-Dollar Question of femme fatales Milady are satellites circling the binary starf Buckingham and l Autriche whose doomed love is the center f this impossible and delightful romantic universe 1882019 Watch me fight all the people who dislike Milady but love the Count meanwhile her true identity is concealed by various aliases and her main goal in the story is to get revenge n the men who hurt her so they re basically the same character In this essay I will1882019 The moment I realised the The Book of Pride only reason why the Cardinal wanted to take down the ueen was that she had previously rejected his advances 1782019 I was reallyut here thinking that Constance would survive this hot mess The Hidden Kingdom (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel) of an abduction and escape plan and that she and d Artagnan would live happily ever after sobs1782019 Milady really was that bitch kept poison in her ring stabbed herself to prove a point seduced a man who was warned as not to be seduced by her planned the assassinationf her enemies with success evoked fear in the Cardinal himself raised herself from being a nun to a prostitute The Counts Blackmail Bargain over to a respected lady and spy for the government with millions at her disposal whilst being 221682019 Athos is reallyut here trying to convince me that he has nothing against women and never had any complain Conscious of them meanwhile he s the guy who hanged hiswn wife after he found ut she used to be a prostitute1682019 Aramis is
really ut here trying to convince me that he s aout here trying to convince me that he s a Chosen by the Alien Lord (Rusneon Mates, of God andnly an interim musketeer meanwhile all he does is sulk Violentology over his mistress and conduct secret meetings with women at night 1582019 When the Cardinal sat a trap for ueen Anne d Artagnan and Constance moved heaven and earth to get the diamond pendants she gave to Buckingham back from Londonnly so she could bust them ut and laugh in the Cardinal s face What a mood1582019 I have to work today so I won t be able to read anything and I m already mad I was just about to find ut about Athos s wife Argh He s my mysterious fave1482019 I too deserve friends who would travel across countries and risk their lives because Latin Lovers Greek Husbands Bundle of a romantic notion that I have but no I can t even get a text back1382019 Constance is reallyut here telling her husband he s an imbecile and a scoundrel while still scheming away to protect her ueen D Artagnan I too would die for her1282019 I m nly a hundred pages in but d Artagnan is already my trash child has challenged 4 dudes to a duel for petty reasons and in general lets his mouth get him into situations his ass can t handle Ya gurl
Is Here For It782019 Thehere for it782019 The has arrived and I am already uaking in my seat The nly uestion I have is why the fuck the book is called The Three Musketeers D Artagnan is looking at Dumas like AM I A JOKE TO YOU282019 I just First Night Memories (Rot Ruin, ordered this and I am beyond excited If this is even half as good as The Countf Monte Cristo I will bow down before Dumas and get him into my lympus f favorite writers I m not going to waste time than necessary for this classic The problem seems to come
from me since I couldn t follow a lot f the dialog I couldn t makeme since I couldn t follow a lot f the dialog I couldn t make sense The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs of what transpired here especially in the last thirdf the bookI liked the intrigue with the royal couple Damnable Grace: Hades Hangmen Series, Book 5 of LouisXIII and Anne d Autruche And as soon as these historical characters disappeared from the book did my enjoyment evaporate as well Like I said I don t want to dwelln this ne starred book too muchone for all and all for neHaving said that I read the book in French and I think if I hadn t if I d read it in English I wouldn t have been able to finish the book The French language was a novelty which kept me going I simply cannot enjoy most classics Now to move nwards as soon as I m able to Did you know there were 4 musketeers Did you also know they were not very nice guys One guy won t let his servant ever speak One is having an affair with a married woman and ridicules her for gifts she buys him Another can t decide whether to have an affair r be a priest but constantly pinches his ears to make them a attractive color Since they don t seem to be paid much to be musketeers they are constantly grifting Play Something Dancy offf Stella other people Onef their brave deeds is to have breakfast in the middle Phoebe and Her Unicorn Activity Book of a battle field just to prove that they aren t scaredf the EnglishI really detested the musketeers which means I didn t find much to enjoy in the book. Dumas embroiders upon history a colorful world The Tenant of swordplay intrigue and romance earning The Three Musketeers its reputation asne f the most thrilling adventure novels ever writtenAn Unabridged Translation Revised and Updated by Eleanor HochmanWith an Introduction by Thomas Flanagan and an Afterword by Marcelle Clements?. .
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This is a kick ass novel and I am indeed kicking my The Moon and the Thorn own ass for not having read it earlier I m ashamed to say that I thought it was a children s book My wife indignantly refuses any responsibility for my mistake as she pointsut it s entirely my fault if I drew the wrong inferences from the fact that her mother read it aloud to her as an eight year ld It turns ut The Schooled Society on closer examinationf the facts that Elisabeth s mom must have skipped about a uarter Nude Pussy Amateur Girls Closeup Erotic Photo Book Full Nudity Uncensored Striptease Pictures with sexy Girls: Horny nude girl photography of the text but I digress No far from being a children s book this is a noirish thriller stuffed to the gills with violence sex nudity dangerous blondes corrupt politicians and random actsf mayhem and destruction I should have known that Anyway better late than neveruite apart from being a terrific read I just couldn t put it down Les Trois Mousuetaires is a remarkably interesting book for anyone who s fond Whooo-Ku of French literature The merest glance at my French shelf will show you that I like both so called serious novels and trash as everyone knows the French write the best trashy novels in the world But what do these two literary traditions have to do with eachther I feel like a paleontologist who s discovered Kayla Eli Discover Jazz onef those missing links in the fossil record A kind Oxford Examined of literary coelocanth it s exactly halfway between the two genres Too well written to be dismissed as trash it still has so manyf the defining characteristics Einsteins Generation of the modern French trash novel that it can t possibly be anything but a direct ancestorI d hate to give away anyf the plot there s a twist every Engendering Song other chapter but let me explain in termsf generalities Dumas is firmly in the great French tradition f Tragic Love People in his world are divided into two classes those who are motivated by Love and Honour and those who want Money and Power To be a superior person means belonging to the first group Unfortunately living nly for Love and Honour isn t very practical so these superior people generally have rather tragic lives a theme you see The Great Railway Bazaar over andver again in mainstream French literature A particularly clear 20th century example is Belle du Seigneur Ariane s husband is Rue Marquis De Sade only interested in Money and Power and his dreary monologues about his prospectsf being promoted bore her to tears Naturally she s drawn to the dashing Solal who never misses a chance to show how much he despises money it helps that he s very rich Eually naturally it all ends up very tragically indeed But let s get back to Les Trois Mousuetaires Dumas takes real historical events and reinterprets them through the prism Five Farthings of his ultra romantic world view On his account the political eventsf 1625 27 were all about a complicated tangle My Rocky Romance Diary (Diaries of Kelly Ann, of love affairs The beautiful Annef Austria is ueen Historias de cronopios y de famas of France but she has at best lukewarm feelings for her husband the pathetic Louis XIII Cardinal Richelieu the true rulerf the country has made advances towards her but been rebuffed he s eaten up by jealousy and spite especially since he knows through his network Pope Francis of informers that Anne s heart in fact belongs to the handsome Lord Buckingham To keep the story bubbling Dumas invents some people who play key roles in this complicated game Onef Richelieu s main agents is the psychotic blonde temptress Milady her Redemption (Amos Decker, opposite number in the ueen s camp is the ambitious young swordsman D Artagnan Needless to say bothf them are involved in their wn intersecting webs f romantic intrigueThe startling thing to me is that the Dumas formula is still going strong nearly 200 years later The immeasurably popular SAS series which you can buy at any French airport bookstall is written to almost exactly the same specification The central figure Malko is a modern D Artagnan vaguely Harry Potter Series Box Set (Harry Potter, on the sidef the Good Guys each episode sees him dispatched to a currently topical destination where he s charged
WITH SOME WEIGHTY TASK FOR EXAMPLE IN BAGDAD EXPRESSMALKOsome weighty task For example in Bagdad ExpressMalko assignment is to prevent the Ira war by kidnapping Saddam Hussein He and The Sheiks Love Child onef Saddam s sons I think usay get involved with the
same woman there s a lot The Zoo Story of random sex and violence andf course the deal falls through A stillwoman there s a lot Ghachar Ghochar of random sex and violence andf course the deal falls through A still example is DjihadA Chechen rebel group gets hold The Most Eligible Lord in London (The Lords of London of a Russian nuclear warhead and they pass itn to an Islamicist faction led by a sexy blonde woman I know what you re going to say In the SAS world Islamicist factions can be led by sexy blondes This time after the usual toing and froing Malko shoots down the blonde when she s just a few seconds away from detonating the bomb in New York It s all remarkably similar to D Artagnan s battle against the nefarious MiladySo what is it that makes this formula so incredibly effective It s fun to see history rewritten so that politics and economics are less important than who s sleeping with whom The camaraderie displayed by the Musketeers has become proverbial and that s also inspiring But really it s Milady who makes the book and she s the character who s been copied most The King of Crows (The Diviners, often in modern trash fiction Look at those girlsn the covers Captives of the SAS novels Miladies everyne f them Although D Artagnan is a sympathetic hero she effortlessly steals the show every time she appears just as easily as Sharon Stone upstages Michael Douglas in Basic InstinctWhat a shame Stone never got to play Milady in a serious adaptation f Les Trois Mousuetaires Now that would have been worth watching Random thoughts Silent Surrender (Nighthawk Island, on The Three Musketeers because my brain refuses to write a full review Reading The Three Musketeers was longverdue The truth is it was the very first story I loved as a child I was four years Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Read-Along Storybook and CD) old and my favorite game was riding my imaginary steed in a desperate race to save Constance from evil Cardinal Richelieu I grew up swallowing talesf the valiant Musketeers and they became a part Utamaro of my soul Apparently there is a literary genre called swashbuckler that focusesn swordfighting and adventurous heroic characters and The Three Musketeers is the most prominent example Live and learn my friends live and learn Plotwise it was everything I expected and some Scheming fights bravery romanticism dangerous affairs loyalty revenge Alexandre Dumas surely knew how to write a compelling and entertaining story with a great insight Latin Lovers Greek Husbands Bundle on historical figures and events whileccassionally inserting a sarcastic comment r two Well played sir well played My world crumbled when I realised that Cardinal Richelieu was not that bad cue the violins An antagonist sure but he admired D Artagnan Aramis Porthos and Athos and that contradicted the demon I had in mind Milady de Winter though was the devil incarnate She managed to seduce and misguide every single unfortunate man she encountered that was a superpower if you ask me She managed to discover her victim s weakness and exploit it to her benefit Goosebumps As regards the characters I must admit that D Artagnan was rather fickle in his affections being an advocate for insta love However D Artagnan and Constance were GOALS in my childish fantasies which were encouraged by BBC s The Musketeers go watch it people and I am not going to shed them Setting aside his enthusiastic romantic nature D Artagnan had a sharp mind that verified my need to idolize him cut me some slack he was my first love Athos must be protected at all costs The last chapters were really upsetting and totally unexpected The death toll was HIGH the most heart breaking death caused by naivety stupidity and I made the mature. The classic adventure from the author f The Count f Monte Cristo and The Man in the Iron MaskIn this swashbuckling epic d’Artagnan not yet twenty sets ff for Paris in hopes Hidden Witness (Return to Ravesville of joining the Musketeers that legionf heroes highly favored by King Louis XIII and feared by evil Cardinal Richelieu By fighting alongside Athos.