The Count of Monte Cristo (Google eBook)

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Mundus Publishing, 1922 - 1358 pages
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Dashing young Edmond Dantes has everything. He is engaged to a beautiful woman, is about to become the captain of a ship, and is well liked by almost everyone. But his perfect life is shattered when he is framed by a jealous rival and thrown into a dark prison cell for 14 years. The greatest tale of betrayal, adventure, and revenge ever written, "The Count of Monte Cristo" continues to dazzle readers with its thrilling and memorable scenes, including Dantes's miraculous escape from prison, his amazing discovery of a vast hidden treasure, and his transformation into the mysterious and wealthy Count of Monte Cristo--a man whose astonishing thirst for vengeance is as cruel as it is just.
  

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A great story by a superb writer. - Goodreads
Nice work but overuse of coincidence as a plot device. - Goodreads
I loved all the intricate layers of storytelling. - Goodreads
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User Review  - David Blaylock - Goodreads

Wow, it took me 7 months to slog through this book. You can tell it was was written 170+ years ago, in a different language and as a serial. Parts were good, but they were few and very far between. Glad that is over! Read full review

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User Review  - Sydney Schoenhals - Goodreads

Alexandre Dumas is a such a great story teller. Having seen the movie I was thought I knew what was coming, but the story is so much more in depth than the movie. Edmund Dantes crafted such complex ... Read full review

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About the author (1922)

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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