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The Count of Monte Cristo  : Penguin Classics - Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo

Penguin Classics


Published: 1st July 2003
For Ages: 18+ years old
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Book Description

Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantes is confined to the grim fortress of If. There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo and he becomes determined not only to escape, but also to unearth the treasure and use it to plot the destruction of the three men responsible for his incarceration. Dumas' epic tale of suffering and retribution, inspired by a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment, was a huge popular success when it was first serialised in the 1840s.

Robin Buss's lively English translation remains faithful to the style of Dumas's original. This edition includes an introduction, explanatory notes and suggestions for further reading.

About the Author

Alexandre Dumas (1824-95) was a pioneer of the Romantic theatre in France, for which he wrote a series of colourful historical dramas, although it is as a novelist that he is best known today. His works include The Three Musketeers (1844-5), La Reine Margot (1845).

Chronologyp. vii
Introductionp. xi
Further Readingp. xxii
A Note on the Textp. xxiii
The Count of Monte Cristop. 1
Notesp. 1245
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ISBN: 9780140449266
ISBN-10: 0140449264
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1312
Published: 1st July 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 12.8  x 6.2
Weight (kg): 0.88
Edition Number: 1