Synopses & Reviews
Imprisoned for a crime he didnt commit, Edmond Dantès spends 14 bitter years in a dungeon. When his daring escape plan works he uses all he has learned during his incarceration to mastermind an elaborate plan of revenge that will bring punishment to those he holds responsible for his fate. No longer the naïve sailor who disappeared into the dark fortress all those years ago, he reinvents himself as the charming, mysterious, and powerful Count of Monte Cristo.
"The Napoleon of story-tellers." —Washington Post
"The greatest of escape stories." —Guardian
Set against the tumultuous years of the post-Napoleonic era, The Count of Monet Cristo recounts the swashbuckling adventures of Edmond Dantes, a dashing young sailor falsely accused of treason. The story of his long imprisonment, dramatic escape, and carefully wrought revenge offers up a vision of France that has become immortal.
About the Author
Alexandre Dumas (18021870) wrote plays, travel books, childrens stories, memoirs, and novels, including The Three Musketeers.