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The Count of Monte Cristo

by Alexandre Dumas, Alexandre Dumas

Literary Fiction

LoveReading Expert Review of The Count of Monte Cristo

So incredibly entertaining, this is a novel I can read again and again. Discover adventure, betrayal, revenge and love between the pages of a drama filled belter of a read. Yes, I love this book, and it is one of my favourite classic reads.

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Liz Robinson

The Count of Monte Cristo Synopsis

The epic tale of wrongful imprisonment, adventure and revenge, in its definitive translation

Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantes 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

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780140449266
Publication date: 27th March 2003
Author: Alexandre Dumas, Alexandre Dumas
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 1312 pages
Collections: 50 Classics Everyone Should Read, 45 Novels With A Gothic Influence, 70+ Action-Packed Books,
Primary Genre Classics

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About Alexandre Dumas, Alexandre Dumas

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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