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A plot summary with reference to recent film versions.
am 10. Februar 1999
After watching the recent film I decided that I would read the original novel upon which it is loosely based. (when I say loosely I mean it.) Although the first page is confusing if you have not read the earlier part you can still pick up the plot easily. Initial confusion is added to since there are a great number of characters many of whom are not essential to the plot and some story lines do overlap with Louise de la Valliere. (The earlier part.)
Nevertheless Dumas captures portraits of the characters far more convincingly than in the movies which have adopted the theme. The reader is drawn into the cause adopted by Aramis and even at the end I was unable to decide if he truely wanted to save the unfortunate Phillipe or if he was using his power for his own personal gain.
I would reccomend this book since it is a tale of mystery, action and love.It does not move as quickly as any of the films but it does have a more tear-jerking climax (which unfortunately occurs just at the midpoint)especially for those who take the part of the usurper.If you've time to spare read this.