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Best Translation of Dumas' Three Musketeers

Old 12-20-03, 01:14 AM
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Best Translation of Dumas' Three Musketeers

I have a friend who is a big fan of Alexander Dumas and his work on The Three Musketeers. I was thinking about getting her a nice edition as a christmas gift, but I have no idea who to judge the quality of the translation of each version. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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I'm no expert, but I'd say the Oxford World's Classics editions, edited by David Coward, are safe bets.

I read the Lowell Blair translation of Three Musketeers, by Bantam Classic. Again, I know nothing of French, so I don't know whether it was a good translation or not. I've got the Oxford editions of the sequels, and look forward to reading them somewhere down the line.
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To completely not answer your question, I think newer translations are usually better. I've heard the new(ish) Robin Buss translation of Count of Monte Cristo is supposed to be very good.

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