A novel about friendship. As Wretched by Victor Hugo, The three Musketeers is one of those masterpieces of French literature that we still read all over the world. Come to think of it, this is a feat! How to explain that the adventures of a swashbuckling Gascon, living under a monarchy in the XVIIe century still attract crowds? Probably because Dumas’ novel is one of the most beautiful friendship stories. The “one for all! All for one“, A motto borrowed from the Swiss canton of Uri that our writer visited in 1831, is anchored in the collective imagination. It was together that the king’s companions rose up against the plot devised by Cardinal Richelieu. Academician André Roussin summed it up perfectly during his speech in 1980: The three Musketeers, it is “The myth of friendship between men who, under the double seal of loyalty and courage, become invincible”.
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