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One of the most exciting and best-loved novels of all time, The Count of Monte Cristo is a timeless tale of endurance, courage, and revenge. Falsely accused of treason, the young sailor Edmond DantA]s is arrested on his wedding day and imprisoned on an island fortress. After years of solitary confinement in a cramped, dank dungeon, he befriends an Italian prisoner who, with his dying breath, reveals the location of a vast treasure on the island of Monte Cristo. DantA]s stages a daring and dramatic escape, retrieves this fabulous fortune, and returns to France to exact revenge on his enemies, posing as the Count of Monte Cristo. DantA]s pursues his vengeance to the bitter end, only then realizing that he himself is a victim of fate. This newly revised, unabridged translation is as unputdownable now as it was when the novel first appeared. It thoroughly updates the classic translation based on the original serialization and includes a new bibliography and revised notes, plus a lively introduction by David Coward, a prize-winning translator and editor of nine Dumas novels.
ISBN: 9780199219650 ISBN-10: 0199219656 Series: World's Classics Audience:
For Ages: 13 - 17 years old For Grades: 8 - 12 Format:
Number Of Pages: 1136 Published: July 2008 Publisher: Oxford University Press Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.5
Weight (kg): 0.77
Edition Number: 2 Edition Type: Revised