Sunday, 21 April 2019

Book Review: Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas (Classic)

Title: Twenty Years After
Author: Alexandre Dumas
Publisher:
Wordsworth Classics

Publication Date: 2009 (1845)
Pages:
686
Format:
Paperback
Genre:
Classic

Source:
Bought Copy

 


A year after the publication of The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas produced a sequel worthy in every respect of the original. In Twenty Years After the much beloved D'Artaganan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis reunite to fight the forces of evil. In the original novel they defeated Milady, a formidable foe; now they need to face her vengeful son Mordaunt, as well as countering the machinations of the sinister Cardinal Mazarin. Their adventures also take them to England, where Cromwell is about to topple Charles I. Meanwhile, they must overcome the obstacles which the passing of time has placed between them. Rediscovering strength in unity, they fight for Queen and country.


Twenty Years After is a fun sequel to The Three Musketeers, reuniting the group of friends for new adventures. I enjoyed the premise and the book was easy, quick reading for a classic, filled as it is with action and fun. This is perhaps not quite as memorable as The Three Musketeers; however, it is still a highly entertaining read.

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