The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

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Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantès 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' lively translation is complete and unabridged, and remains faithful to the style of Dumas' original. This edition includes an introduction, explanatory notes and suggestions for further reading.

Title : The Count of Monte Cristo
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ISBN : 0140449264
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 1276 pages


j rated it ★★★★★

June 22, 2011

Revenge is a dish best served cold. And unabridged. And translated from the French by Robin Buss. The greatness of this book can be illustrated by the following simple equations: ( + ) < Whereas, the majesty of the Count of Counting added to the deliciousness of a Monte Cristo sandwich from B...

Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ rated it ★★★★★

November 07, 2017

Re-Read on audio and still on my favorites list! ❤ ALL THE FREAKING FEELS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I never in a million years would have thought I would love this book! I never thought I would like something like this book. I never thought I would fall in love with Dant...

Cynthia rated it ★★★★★

April 18, 2010

** Spoiler alert** First, make sure you find a copy that is unabridged. Most editions in English ARE abridged, but usually don't say they are. Not sure if this Penguin edition is, it's not the one i read. Readers generally think of this as a tale of revenge. For me, it was much deeper. I'm not a r...

Chris rated it ★★★★★

February 09, 2008

Why did no one tell me about this book? I mean seriously, I was about a hundred pages in and I wanted to go find my freshman high school English teacher and inflict terrible, intricate revenge on her for depriving me of a great book. I figured first I could assume a new identity, perhaps insinuat...

Matthew rated it ★★★★☆

June 30, 2017

Over 1200 pages of suffering and revenge! I enjoyed it. I did not like it quite as much as some of the other big classics I have read, but it was very good. The two things that brought it down a bit for me were: - It felt a bit more drawn out than it needed to be. At a couple of points I was ready...

Emily May rated it ★★★★★

May 17, 2015

Picture this: you are nineteen years old with your whole life ahead of you, you've just been offered the job of your dreams, and you're about to marry the person you've loved since childhood... when suddenly a couple of jealous men decide to frame you as a Bonapartist (a crime which was punished...

Nayra.Hassan rated it ★★★★★

March 03, 2018

منذ صباك ستنجذب له مهما كنت تراه مبتذلا ..هل تساءلت ابدا لماذا؟ لان بداخل كل منا ادموند و الكونت معا..كل منا تتبلور شخصيته الأصلية قبل العشرين ثم تسحقك الدنيا بكل الأشكال ..لتنبعث شخصيتك الأخرى من الرماد من بين 36حبكة درامية تستهويني حبكة الانتقام...منذ البداية نشات علاقة توحد غريبة بين فتاة في...

Alex Farrand rated it ★★★★★

April 30, 2017

"all human wisdom is contained in these two words: 'wait' and 'hope'!" My initial thoughts while staring at this behemoth of a novel were 1) I am going to be reading something very, very descriptive like Victor Hugo's Les Misérables, 2) it is going to take me forever to finish, and 3) I don't thin...

Kim rated it ★★★★★

January 19, 2012

They don't write novels like this anymore. That's because they make television drama series and soap operas instead. To my mind, this novel is the 19th Century equivalent of a long-running and compelling television series. I can readily imagine being a reader of the Journal des Débats between Aug...

Joe rated it ★★★★★

November 18, 2011

Every soap opera ever produced owes an enormous amount of debt to The Count of Monte Cristo, a sprawling, messy, over-the-top, gleefully melodramatic bitchslap fest. In fact, I propose that the grandest of bitchslaps be henceforth referred to as a Monte Cristo Bitchslap because of the masterful ma...

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