Twenty Years After, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


With an Introduction by A. M. de Medeiros, University of Kent at Canterbury. A year after the publication of The Three Musketeers,/em>, 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.

The Musketeer novels were a huge success in Dumas' own lifetime, and have lost none of their original appeal.

Translated into many languages and adapted for cinema and television, they have helped to make Dumas arguably the most successful exporter of French culture to the wider world.

Our edition is based on the William Robson translation first published by Routledge in 1856.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
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  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9781840221633


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I absolutely adored the first 'Three Musketeers' book. It was thrilling, it was fast-paced, it was unpredictable, and the characters were the sort you could fall in love with. 'Twenty Years After' is a decent sequel, looking at the lives of those same musketeers two decades later, and their subsequent adventures. The political intrigue is there, the action is there, the friendship is there, and yet that little bit of magic that was present in the first novel doesn't seem quite the same.

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