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The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

  

by Alexandre Dumas

 Table of Contents

The Three Musketeers Characters

Meet the Cast

D’Artagnan

Zero To HeroThis is your classic rags-to-riches-to-swashbuckling-icon story. Wait, you don't know that story? Well, Shmooper: you do now.Meet D'Artagnan. The young hero of the story begins the nove...

Athos

It's Raining MentorThis guy is basically Dumbledore... if Dumbledore was super-athletic. He's Obi Wan Kenobi... if Obi Wan had a broken heart. He's Gandalf... if Gandalf had a completely take-no-pr...

Porthos

Porthos' ComplaintYou know a Porthos, even if you've never read The Three Musketeers. A Porthos (much like the Porthos) is loud, obnoxious, and likes to talk (loudly and obnoxiously) about how awes...

Aramis

Much like you probably know a Porthos, you probably know an Aramis. An Aramis (like the original Aramis) is perpetually in stealth mode. You never hear him moan about studying for big tests, but he...

Cardinal Richelieu

Cardinal Richelieu is the country’s top statesman. He knows it, everybody else knows it, and even the King knows it. Unfortunately it’s still not quite enough to get him the girl. Queen Anne re...

Milady

Step aside, Lana Turner. Step aside, Marion Cotillard. Step aside, deadly Bond girls. There's a new (or, to be accurate, pretty dang old) femme fatale in town. And man is she good at the femme fata...

The King

Dumas was being as snarky as an E! exclusive when he wrote the character of the King. His royal highness is modeled on the real-life King Louis XIII... this is the 19th Century equivalent of naming...

The Queen

Here's another scandalous character from the history vaults: Dumas' Queen is modeled on Queen Anne of Austria. She’s got the Duke of Buckingham and Cardinal Richelieu sending men into war for her...

Duke of Buckingham

There are approximately five gajillion Dukes of Buckingham in history, but the one in The Three Musketeers is George Villiers. He is an actual historical figure who was assassinated by John Felton...

Madame Bonacieux

Also known as Constance Bonacieux, Madame Bonacieux spends the entire book doing one of the following: being abducted, about to be abducted, about to be freed, or becoming best friends with the wom...

Monsieur de Tréville

Can we just call him Papa Bear? Although he's technically commander of the King’s Musketeers, Tréville also serves as a surrogate father figure for the soldiers. For D’Artagnan, Tréville is b...

John Felton

Hey, yet another historical figure. We get to put Felton in the tantalizing category of "real people doing scandalous fictional stuff." But Felton is even better than the Queen or King, because thi...

Lord de Winter

A powerful English noble and Milady’s brother-in-law, Lord de Winter earns the respect of the Musketeers for his gentlemanly ways and his doggedness at bringing Milady to justice. Of all characte...

Man from Meung

Also known as the Comte de Rochefort. D’Artagnan first encounters him at Meung; D’Artagnan was visibly upset when Rochefort insulted his janky yellow horse. Although he too is an agent of the C...

Monsieur Bonacieux

Monsieur Bonacieux is over twice his wife’s age. He is also cowardly, stingy, selfish, and basically betrays his wife in exchange for the Cardinal’s good favor. No wonder Constance fell in love...

Planchet

As D’Artagnan’s lackey, Planchet demonstrates his loyalty to his master on many occasions. Planchet is both highly intelligent and very brave.

Grimaud

Athos’s lackey. He has been trained to communicate with his master only through gestures, and speaks very rarely in the novel. Athos prizes his discretion. When Grimaud does speak, Athos typi...

Mousqueton

Porthos’s lackey. Like his master, he is very strong and loves the finer things in life. We learn that his greatest dream is to stand on the back of a gilded carriage. He achieves this dream afte...

Bazin

Aramis’s lackey. His greatest desire is for his master to become a man of the church. Bazin reflects Aramis’s interests as he is very learned and also devout.

Madame de Chevreuse

Athos’s mistress and the Queen’s best friend. Although we never see this woman, she plays a pivotal role as the intermediary between the Musketeers and the Queen. Her friendship with th...

Madame Coquenard

Porthos’s mistress. Although he boasts that she is a beautiful duchess and a great lady, in actuality she is the old (and frankly ugly) wife of a lawyer. She has money, however, and that’s all...

Comte de Wardes

An agent of the Cardinal. He is almost able to stop D’Artagnan from traveling to England and getting the studs, but D’Artagnan wounds him three times in a sword fight. D’Artagnan thinks highl...

Lubin

The Comte de Wardes’s lackey.

Kitty

Milady’s maid who falls in love with D’Artagnan. Kitty is manipulated by D’Artagnan as he uses her to gain access to Milady’s private conversations correspondence.

Laporte

The Queen’s cloak bearer and Madame Bonacieux’s godfather. He is one of the Queen’s few devoted servants whom the Cardinal hasn’t been able to banish.

Dessessart

Commander of the Guards, a military unit used as a stepping-stone to get into the Musketeers. Dessessart is Tréville’s brother-in-law.

D’Artagnan the Elder

D’Artagnan’s father who sends his son off to Paris with fifteen crowns, an ugly yellow pony, and advice.
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