The Count of Monte Cristo

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Barnes & Noble Classics, 2004 - Fiction - 608 pages
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All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R &&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&RDashing young Edmond Dant s 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.&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RThe greatest tale of betrayal, adventure, and revenge ever written, &&LI&&RThe Count of Monte Cristo&&L/I&&R continues to dazzle readers with its thrilling and memorable scenes, including Dant s'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.&&LBR&&R&&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R&&LSTRONG&&RLuc Sante&&L/B&&R&&L/B&&R is the author of &&LI&&RLow Life&&L/I&&R, &&LI&&REvidence&&L/I&&R, and &&LI&&RThe Factory of Facts&&L/I&&R. He teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College.&&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R

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I found this book an absolute slug to get through. At times I couldn't put it down (e.g. his stint in prison) and other times I could find every excuse in the world to not read it. Mostly the latter ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sonya.Contreras - LibraryThing

A great story about people, life and human nature. Revenge may be sweet, or not so sweet. The interweaving of many characters showed how life isn't predictable with one person, let alone the responses ... 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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