The Count of Monte Cristo

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jun 16, 2020 - 1240 pages
On the eve of his wedding, a young sailor named Edmond Dantès is wrongly accused of treason and imprisoned for life in the Château d'If, a reputedly impregnable island fortress. After a daring escape, Dantès unearths a treasure revealed to him by another prisoner and devotes the rest of his life to tracking down and punishing the enemies who wronged him, in disguise as the mysterious Count of Monte Cristo. Set against the dramatic upheavals of the years after Napoleon, Alexandre Dumas's epic tale of betrayal and revenge is one of the most thrilling and enduringly popular adventure novels ever written.
 

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Contents

The Arrival at Marseilles
7
Father and
15
The Plotters
32
The Betrothal Feast
38
The Deputy Procureur
53
The Examination
63
The Château dIf
76
The Little Room in the Tuileries
85
Roman Bandits
321
II4 Peppino II 47
352
IIs Luigi Vampas Bill of Fare 1156
383
S3 Toxicology
565
The Office of the Procureur du Roi
720
The Suicide
968
Valentine
976
The Confession
983

The Corsican Ogre
105
The Hundred Days
111
and Number 27
122
A Learned Italian
135
In the Abbés Cell
146
The Treasure
168
The Death of the Abbé
179
The Cemetery of the Château dIf
194
The Smugglers
208
The Search
218
At Marseilles Again
225
The Inn of Pont du Gard
233
The Tale
249
The Prison Registers
262
The Fifth of September
280
Sinbad the Sailor
315
The Contract I002
1002
The Departure for Belgium IOII
1011
The Inn of the Bell and Bottle IoI7
1017
IOO The Law Ioz7
1027
IOI The Apparition Io96
1038
IO4 Maximilian IOS2
1044
IoS Danglars Signature
1060
IO6 The Cemetery of PèrelaChaise IOG8
1068
IoW The Division IO79
1079
IOS The Lions Den IO92
1092
IO9 The Judge IO99
1099
IIO The Assizes IIo7
1107
Expiation III6
1117
II2 The Departure II23
1123
The Fifth of October
1167
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ALEXANDRE DUMAS was born in 1802 in France. His father, a general in Napoleon's army, died when Dumas was three years old, leaving Dumas and his mother impoverished. When he turned twenty-one, Dumas moved to Paris, where he worked for the powerful duc d'Orléans. He wrote popular plays and then novels, including The Three Musketeers. In 1851, he fled from his creditors to Brussels and then to Russia, and in 1861, he joined the fight to unite Italy, founding the revolutionary newspaper L'Indipendente. He died in 1870.

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