The Three Musketeers, by Alexandre Dumas, celebrates its 170th birthday this year. The classic story of friendship and adventure has been read and enjoyed by many generations all over the world, and there have been dozens of adaptations, including the classic silent 1921 film, directed by Fred Niblo, and the recent BBC series. Take our quiz to find out how much you know about the book, its author, and the time at which it was written.
Alexandre Dumas was a French novelist and dramatist. A pioneer of the romantic theatre in France, he achieved fame with his historical dramas, such as Henry III et sa cour (1829). His reputation now rests on his adventure novels, especially The Three Musketeers (1844–45) and The Count of Monte Cristo (1844–45). The Oxford World’s Classics edition of The Three Musketeers is edited with an Introduction and notes by David Coward.
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