The Count of Monte Cristo (Google eBook)

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Mundus Publishing - False imprisonment - 1465 pages
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A great story by a superb writer. - Goodreads
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Review: The Count of Monte Cristo (The Count of Monte Cristo)

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This book turned out be better than I thought it to be. I knew this book was about revenge and I was afraid the good hero at the beginning of the book would turn into an evil murderous villain to ... Read full review

Review: The Count of Monte Cristo (The Count of Monte Cristo)

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"I have come from a planet called sorrow." —Le Comte, p.1235 Edmond Dantès, a successful young sailor with bright career prospects and a beautiful, devoted fiancée, is sabotaged by jealous ... Read full review

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After an idle youth, Alexandre Dumas went to Paris and spent some years writing. A volume of short stories and some farces were his only productions until 1927, when his play Henri III (1829) became a success and made him famous. It was as a storyteller rather than a playwright, however, that Dumas gained enduring success. Perhaps the most broadly popular of French romantic novelists, Dumas published some 1,200 volumes during his lifetime. These were not all written by him, however, but were the works of a body of collaborators known as "Dumas & Co." Some of his best works were plagiarized. For example, The Three Musketeers (1844) was taken from the Memoirs of Artagnan by an eighteenth-century writer, and The Count of Monte Cristo (1845) from Penchet's A Diamond and a Vengeance. At the end of his life, drained of money and sapped by his work, Dumas left Paris and went to live at his son's villa, where he remained until his death.

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