The Three Musketeers, published in 1844, is a historical adventure novel by French author Alexandre Dumas. The novel follows the young d'Artagnan as he travels to Paris to join the Musketeers of the Guard and becomes embroiled in a plot to discredit Queen Anne of Austria. The Three Musketeers is the first in a series of novels featuring d'Artagnan and his friends Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. The novel has been adapted for film and television numerous times, including a 1993 Disney adaptation and a 2011 film directed by Paul W.S. Anderson.