The Count of Monte Cristo

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Penguin UK, Mar 27, 2003 - Fiction - 1312 pages
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The epic tale of wrongful imprisonment, adventure and revenge, in its definitive translation

Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantès is confined to the grim fortress of If. There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo and he becomes determined not only to escape, but also to use the treasure to plot the destruction of the three men responsible for his incarceration. Dumas' epic tale of suffering and retribution, inspired by a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment, was a huge popular success when it was first serialized in the 1840s.

Translated with an Introduction by ROBIN BUSS

 

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I wasn't sure how much I'd like this one - I tend to find reading books by male authors of the 1800s tedious, but it was really good. I didn't know much about the story beforehand, and I'd forgotten ... Read full review

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I need to start by saying that I respect this book for what it represents in the realm of classic literature. I recognize that many great works have used this story or elements from it as the ... Read full review

Contents

FATHER AND
LES CATALANS
THE PLOT
THE BETROTHAL
THE DEPUTY CROWN PROSECUTOR
THE INTERROGATION
me detain you You have looked after my business well enough
three months pay
I wanted to ask you for a fortnights leave
THE CHÂTEAU DIF IX THE EVENING OF THE BETROTHAL X THE LITTLE CABINET IN THE TUILERIES
THE CORSICAN OGRE XII FATHER AND SON XIII THE HUNDRED DAYS
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Alexandre Dumas (1824-95) was a pioneer of the Romantic theatre in France, for which he wrote a series of colourful historical dramas, although it is as a novelist that he is best known today. His works include The Three Musketeers (1844-5), La Reine Margot (1845).
Robin Buss is a journalist and translator.

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