The Three Musketeers follows the career of an impoverished young gentleman, DArtagnan, who sets off to Paris to seek fortune as a member of the Kings guard. Once there, he meets Porthos, Athos and Aramis, the musketeers of the books title, and embarks on a daring and exciting series of adventures. France is under threat, and the friends must use all their guile and ingenuity to outwit the dastardly schemes of Cardinal Richelieu and the glamorous spy, Milady. The Three Musketeers is as fresh and entertaining today as when it was first written. This edition has been sensitively abridged.With an Afterword by Peter Harness.