In The Three Musketeers, young nobleman d’Artagnan leaves for Paris to join the Musketeers, an elite royal guard. He has many mishaps along the way, and ends up dueling Porthos, Athos, and Aramis before becoming their friend; the four are then swept up in a plot involving the scheming Cardinal Richelieu, the Queen of France, and the beautiful spy Milady de Winter. The novel explores the themes of loyalty, chivalry, nobility, and honor.
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