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The Count of Monte Cristo : Vintage Classics - Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo

Vintage Classics

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Imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, Edmond Dant's spends fourteen bitter years in a dungeon. When his daring escape plan works he uses all he has learnt during his incarceration to mastermind an elaborate plan of revenge that will bring punishment to those he holds responsible for his fate. No longer the naive sailor who disappeared into the dark fortress all those years ago, he reinvents himself as the charming, mysterious and powerful Count of Monte Cristo…

About the Author

Alexandre Dumas was born on 24 July 1802 in Villers-Cotterêts near Paris. His father, who was the son of a French marquis and a former slave, died when Alexandre was three years old. He was brought up by his mother and later moved to Paris to work as a clerk. He wrote plays, travel books, children’s stories and memoirs as well as novels and was a keen traveller and cook. His most famous works are The Three Musketeers (1844) and The Count of Monte Cristo (1844–5). Alexandre Dumas died on 5 December 1870.

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5.0

Dumas at his best

By Tes the bookworm

from Port Macquarie NSW

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Page Turner
  • Suspenseful
  • Well Written

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    Comments about The Count of Monte Cristo:

    I have read this book three times even though it is over 1100 pages. It is Alexander Dumas at his very best

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    "The greatest of escape stories" Guardian "What makes The Count Of Monte Cristo such a superior story is that revenge is not the only emotion driving the plot... it is an almost perfect story - also in the mix are love, friendship, jealousy, faith, education, snobbery and class" Sunday Express "The Count of Monte Cristo sustained my sanity and my life. It is a beautiful book. Incarceration coupled with interrogation can play cruel tricks on the mind and many are driven to suicide.The book taught me to hope when I was living at my mental limits" -- Zhuang Zedong, former world table tennis champion and the greatest sportsman in China's history The Times "One of the most romantic of all novels" Mail on Sunday "The Napoleon of story-tellers" Washington Post

    ISBN: 9780099518945
    ISBN-10: 0099518945
    Series: Vintage Classics
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 1472
    Published: August 2009
    Publisher: Random House
    Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 13.2  x 5.5
    Weight (kg): 0.87