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ISBN13: 9780142000731
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The Count of Monte-Cristo was inspired by an anecdote from the Parisian police archives, a pearl of a story, Dumas called it, 'A rough, shapeless pearl, of no value, waiting for its jeweller'. Edmond Dantè's betrayal, his incarceration in the fortress-prison of If, his search for Abbé Faria's hidden treasure, and his reappearance, now fabulously rich, as the brooding, Byronic and vengeful Count of Monte-Cristo - these are the bare outlines of a book which Thackeray, for one, found impossible to put down. Dumas set his magnificent novel of L'action et l'amour in nineteenth-century metropolitan Paris with interludes in Marseilles and Rome. In it he gave free rein to the sensational - hashish-smoking, vampirism and sex - and to his interest in travel, classical myth, the orient, human psychology and disguises. The Count of Monte-Cristo (1844-46) is one of the great popular novels of all time, and a landmark in the development of modern popular fiction.

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"I began to read Monte Cristo at six one morning and never stopped till eleven at night." William Thackeray in an 1853 letter to a friend

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"The classic book had a lot of complex, smart things to say about revenge....It's also a hell of a lot of fun to read." Jeff Stark, Salon.com

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"Dumas was... a summit of art. Nobody ever could, or did, or will improve upon Dumas's romances and plays." George Bernard Shaw

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This enduringly popular tale of love and revenge in the post-Napoleonic era follows Edmond Dantes as he prepares to captain his own ship and marry his beloved Mercedes. But on his wedding day, he is betrayed by spiteful enemies and arrested on trumped-up charges. Condemned to lifelong imprisonment, he befriends Faria, a priest and fellow inmate with an escape plan. When Faria dies, Edmond escapes alone. Free at last, and incredibly wealthy, Edmond enters society posing as the Count of Monte Cristo to reclaim his lost love and enact a terrible vengeance on his accusers.

About the Author

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) — author of more than ninety plays and many novels — was well-known in Parisian society and was a contemporary of Victor Hugo. After the success of The Count of Monte Cristo, Dumas dumped his entire fortune into his own Chateau de Monte Cristo — and was then forced to flee to Belgium to escape his creditors. He died penniless but optimistic, saying of death, "I shall tell her a story, and she will be kind to me."

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emmejo, August 25, 2010 (view all comments by emmejo)
Young Edmond Dantes is doing quite well for himself; he is likely getting a position as captain on a ship and is shortly going to marry his beloved and beautiful Mercedes. His life takes an alarming turn on his wedding day, when he is arrested on false charges and thrown in jail. After spending 14 years locked in and nearly forgotten, he manages to escape. He swears vengeance on all of those who ruined his life. To accomplish this he will need money, power and a title.

This book was a fascinating read and most of the characters were memorable and interesting. The characters were complex and realistically flawed. This very character driven and the goal of the novel seems to be to examine the human mind and morality in general. The pacing is steady and plot even. My only real issue with this book is that the writing was very stiff, slow and detailed (more so then many other novels of the period) and holds the reader up rather badly. This style of writing would be fine for a novel with more plot points to mentally chew over in the back of the mind, but it doesn't work as well for this one.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142000731
Author:
Dumas, Alexandre
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Dumas Pere, Alexandre
Author:
Pere, Alexandre Dumas
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A.
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
History
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
France
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Movie or Television Tie-In
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
01-6
Publication Date:
20011231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
7.75x5.09x.94 in. .78 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 528 pages Penguin Books - English 9780142000731 Reviews:
"Review" by , "I began to read Monte Cristo at six one morning and never stopped till eleven at night."
"Review" by , "The classic book had a lot of complex, smart things to say about revenge....It's also a hell of a lot of fun to read."
"Review" by , "Dumas was... a summit of art. Nobody ever could, or did, or will improve upon Dumas's romances and plays."
"Synopsis" by , This enduringly popular tale of love and revenge in the post-Napoleonic era follows Edmond Dantes as he prepares to captain his own ship and marry his beloved Mercedes. But on his wedding day, he is betrayed by spiteful enemies and arrested on trumped-up charges. Condemned to lifelong imprisonment, he befriends Faria, a priest and fellow inmate with an escape plan. When Faria dies, Edmond escapes alone. Free at last, and incredibly wealthy, Edmond enters society posing as the Count of Monte Cristo to reclaim his lost love and enact a terrible vengeance on his accusers.
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