The Three Musketeers: Illustrated is a vel by Alexandre Dumas, first serialized in March-July 1844. Set in the 17th century, it recounts the adventures of a young man named d'Artagnan after he leaves home to travel to Paris, to join the Musketeers of the Guard. D'Artagnan is t one of the musketeers of the title; those are his friends Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, inseparable friends who live by the motto all for one, one for all ( un pour tous, tous pour un ), a motto which is first put forth by d'Artagnan. The story of d'Artagnan is continued in Twenty Years After and The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later. Those three vels by Dumas are together kwn as the d'Artagnan Romances. Alexandre Dumas, also kwn as Alexandre Dumas, pere, was a French writer, best kwn for his historical vels of high adventure. Translated into nearly 100 languages, these have made him one of the most widely read French authors in history. This title is part of the D'Artagnan Romance Series.