“Dumas and "D'Artagnan!" The inseparables!"
"This banner-knight carried ‘the extraordinary author's’ fame all over the reading world, and won homage through his favorite - everybody's - and the most characteristic hero in noveldom."
"It was by the Gascon Free-captain, inextinguishable and ever-living in his native wit, that Dumas' talent was displayed at the first flight. Bold, sustained and vigorous, all could trace to what was inaccessible height and on what delectable ground it would lead us."
"As there is no historian more popular and more credited, and no novelist more historic, so his type and model of the noble adventurer, brave as his sword, steady as his aim, faithful to virtue as to his King, remains the chief admired and endeared to students as to his own chronicler."
"In Louis D'Artagnan, 'the illustrious Dumas' (to use the King of England's epithet) did what was accounted impossible: created a character. It was thought that times, pressure of men, compact with society, pinches of crises, these formed a man. But our originator was always modest - strange this in him termed plagiarist, monopolist, vainglorious! "
"The same way that Dumas' devotees journey to Marseilles and scratch their names on the wall of Monte Christo's cell (that prisoner only existing in Dumas' mind), so may we expect the readers of this engaging and instructive story to travel - in the spirit - along the course of its pages where the 'kingmaker' brings the true monarch to the audaciously recovered throne."
Henry L. Williams