I just finished re-reading 'The Three Musketeers' - a genuine page turner!
("I was glued to every page!!!")
("slams the reader like a torpedo!")
It's interesting how the great sins of murder and adultery went hand-in-hand in the Europe of those days, both equally deserving of the death penalty,at least when the latter was committed by a woman. When a man committed adultery, it was known as 'having a good time'.
Of course "Western Civilization" has nothing in common with "Radical Islam" (besides the subjugation of women, of course, oh, and fanatical nationalistic evangelism, and the all-powerful macho monotheism, and the sacred places of worship thing ... and so on)