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The Count of Monte Cristo : Wordsworth Classic - Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo

Wordsworth Classic

By: Alexandre Dumas, Keith Wren (Introduction by)

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Published: 11th June 2002
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The story of Edmund Dantes, self-styled Count of Monte Cristo, is told with consummate skill. The victim of a miscarriage of justice, Dantes is fired by a desire for retribution and empowered by a stroke of providence. In his campaign of vengeance, he becomes an anonymous agent of fate.

The sensational narrative of intrigue, betrayal, escape, and triumphant revenge moves at a cracking pace. Dumas' novel presents a powerful conflict between good and evil embodied in an epic saga of rich diversity that is complicated by the hero's ultimate discomfort with the hubristic implication of his own actions.

This title includes an introduction and notes by Keith Wren, University of Kent at Canterbury.

About the Author

Alexandre Dumas, born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie was a French writer, best known for his numerous historical novels of high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of his novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne were serialized. He also wrote plays and magazine articles and was a prolific correspondent.

Introductionp. ix
Chronology of Alexandre Dumas's Life and Workp. xvii
Historical Context of The Count of Monte Cristop. xix
Marseilles--The Arrivalp. 1
Father and Sonp. 10
The Catalansp. 15
The Betrothal Feastp. 23
The Deputy Procureur du Roip. 31
The Examinationp. 36
The Chateau d'Ifp. 45
Villefort and Mercedesp. 54
The Little Cabinet of the Tuileriesp. 58
The Ogrep. 64
The Hundred Daysp. 68
Numbers 34 and 27p. 72
An Italian Scholarp. 83
The Treasurep. 100
The Third Attackp. 112
The Cemetery of the Chateau d'Ifp. 118
The Isle of Tiboulenp. 122
The Isle of Monte Cristop. 133
The Treasure Cavep. 138
The Strangerp. 145
The Pont du Gard Innp. 148
Caderousse's Storyp. 154
The Prison Registerp. 165
Morrel and Sonp. 171
The Fifth of Septemberp. 183
Roman Banditsp. 192
The Apparitionp. 198
The Carnival at Romep. 208
The Catacombs of St Sebastianp. 221
The Guestsp. 237
The Presentationp. 254
Unlimited Creditp. 263
The Pair of Dappled Greysp. 271
Haydeep. 279
The Morrel Familyp. 284
Toxicologyp. 290
The Rise and Fall of Stocksp. 300
Pyramus and Thisbep. 308
M. Noirtier de Villefortp. 316
The Willp. 323
The Telegraphp. 331
The Dinnerp. 337
A Conjugal Scenep. 348
Matrimonial Plansp. 355
A Summer Ballp. 361
Mme de Saint-Meranp. 377
The Promisep. 383
Minutes of the Proceedingsp. 402
The Progress of Cavalcanti Juniorp. 419
Haydee's Storyp. 426
The Report from Janinap. 444
The Lemonadep. 452
The Accusationp. 463
The Trialp. 468
The Challengep. 479
The Insultp. 484
The Nightp. 491
The Duelp. 498
Revengep. 502
Valentinep. 512
The Secret Doorp. 525
The Apparition Againp. 531
The Serpentp. 537
Maximilianp. 542
Danglars' Signaturep. 550
Consolationp. 557
Separationp. 568
The Judgep. 582
Expiationp. 591
The Departurep. 597
The Fifth of Octoberp. 611
Notesp. 621
Interpretive Notesp. 637
Critical Excerptsp. 647
Questions for Discussionp. 661
Suggestions for the Interested Readerp. 663
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ISBN: 9781853267338
ISBN-10: 1853267333
Series: Wordsworth Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 894
Published: 11th June 2002
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 12.7  x 5.0
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Type: New edition