The Three Musketeers

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The Three Musketeers (French: Les Trois Mousquetaires) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It is the story of a young man named d'Artagnan. He leaves home to become a musketeer. He and his friends Athos, Porthos, and Aramis live by the motto, "One for all, and all for one" (French: Un pour tous, et tous pour un!).

The story of d'Artagnan is continued in Twenty Years After and The Vicomte de Bragelonne. Those three novels by Dumas are together known as the D'Artagnan Romances.

The Three Musketeers was first published in serial form in the magazine Le Siècle between March and July 1844.