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The Count of Monte Cristo (Scholastic Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780439574297
ISBN10: 0439574293
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Edmond Dantes, a sailor, returns home to Marseilles with the cargo he was assigned to retrieve and news of the death of that ship's captain. After making his report to the boss of the shipping company he is promoted to captain because of his loyalty and perserverance and joins his fiance to plan their wedding. On his wedding day he is arrested and falsely accused as a traitorous Napoleonic conspirator and sent to the Isle Chateau D'If where he is to remain imprisoned for the rest of his life and suffer unrelenting torture. In this prison after seven years and almost giving up hope, he meets Abbe Faria who is also sentenced to be incarcerated on the Isle forever. Faria is quite old but is digging a tunnel to the sea where he plans to escape. The Abbe sees that Dantes' depression is the real prison, not the lack of nourishing food and strengthening activity, so Faria begins to teach Dantes languages, politics, law, mathematics, science, and fencing. Faria becomes a father figure to Dantes. But after 14 years the Abbe has a terrible accident while tunnelling and will soon die because of it. He tells Dantes how to escape and gives him the location of a great treasure. Dantes slips through the guards' fingers, finds the treasure which makes him as rich as a country, and calls himself The Count of Monte Cristo to conceal his true identity. But Dantes has spent his 14 years in prison devising the ruination of those "friends" who abandoned him to devastation. He believes that happiness must be fed by great suffering, therefore he constructs a Godlike deportment to win the trust and confidence of the long-lost acquaintances so that his revenge will be complete and their downfall will bedownright termination. When the last target is felled, The Count of Monte Cristo goes away quickly and leaves this message: "Wait and hope."

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Alexandre Dumas' thrilling classic, now with an introduction by Patricia C. Wrede.

Edmond Dantès has a perfect life. He is engaged to a beautiful woman and has just been named captain of a ship. But when three jealous friends conspire to destroy him, Dantès is locked away for life in the infamous Chateau d'If.

In prison, Dantès learns of an island where vast treasure is hidden. He plots a daring escape, then uses the treasure to transform himself into the Count of Monte Cristo. Equipped with power, wealth, and disguise, he seeks out his enemies. Nothing can stand between the count and his obsession...revenge.

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Renata, February 22, 2007 (view all comments by Renata)
This novel is a classic unveiling of one man's experience as victim of horrendous betrayal. It is about his survival, redemption, intelligence, and, ultimately, gift of grace that uplifts the reader and keeps him/her absorbed in a fascinating adventure story that is wonderfully character-driven. The common, good person, relates easily to the Count, his loves, his tortures, his education in prison, his ultimate redemption.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780439574297
Introduction:
Wrede, Patricia C.
Publisher:
Scholastic Paperbacks
Introduction:
Wrede, Patricia C.
Author:
Dumas, Alexandre
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Scholastic Classics
Publication Date:
20050101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in
Age Level:
09-12

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The Count of Monte Cristo (Scholastic Classics)
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Product details 528 pages Scholastic - English 9780439574297 Reviews:
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Alexandre Dumas' thrilling classic, now with an introduction by Patricia C. Wrede.

Edmond Dantès has a perfect life. He is engaged to a beautiful woman and has just been named captain of a ship. But when three jealous friends conspire to destroy him, Dantès is locked away for life in the infamous Chateau d'If.

In prison, Dantès learns of an island where vast treasure is hidden. He plots a daring escape, then uses the treasure to transform himself into the Count of Monte Cristo. Equipped with power, wealth, and disguise, he seeks out his enemies. Nothing can stand between the count and his obsession...revenge.

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