The Count of Monte Cristo

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Barnes & Noble Classics, 2004 - Fiction - 608 pages
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Dashing young Edmond Dantès 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 Dantès’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.

Luc Sante is the author of Low Life, Evidence, and The Factory of Facts. He teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College.

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There were also some good action scenes in this book. - Goodreads
However, he has two rivals that plot to frame him. - Goodreads

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One of the best narratives I've ever read. An astounding first 300 pages, followed by a worrying 100 or so pages as I thought it was going to deteriorate into a Huckleberry Finn-type episodic ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ulia - Goodreads

"All human wisdom is contained in these two words:"wait"and "hope"! It was a bit hard to get through this one,but it's a great read ,and I recommend it to all. Read full review

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Luc Sante is the author of Low Life, Evidence, and The Factory of Facts. He teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College.

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