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It turns out that Dogtanian and the Muskerhounds was a faithful adaptation
on 3 August 2016
This is half what I expected; half not.
First, my prior knowledge of the Three Musketeers was the film with Michael York, Oliver Reid etc. and the cartoon version 'Dogtanian and the Muskerhounds' which I watched when I was eight years old.
It turns out that the latter stuck to the original plot, remarkably faithfully, at least for the first half of the book; the former keeps to the spirit very well.
You can see why this was a sensation in the 19th century, with a great hero, arguably THE supreme femme fatale and a terrific supporting cast. There's a lot of bed-hopping, sword play, drunkenness and general bravado. All this is also why it's regularly put on screen, I guess.
What is a romp in the 19th century isn't so fast paced now, so be prepared for quite a long read. it's also got a more downbeat, dark edge than you might expect. Through the lot of Milady, the reader is asked to consider the powerlessness of women in the society of the time.
Milady de Winter.