The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

Paperback Dover Books on Literature & Drama

By (author) Alexandre Dumas

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 448 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 206mm x 23mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 25 May 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486456439
  • ISBN 13: 9780486456430
  • Edition: Abridged
  • Edition statement: Abridged edition
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations throughout
  • Sales rank: 77,875

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A piece of perfect storytelling." -- Robert Louis Stevenson. First published in 1844, "The Count of Monte Cristo" remains one of literature's greatest adventures. Based on actual events, this sweeping historical romance, considered to be Dumas' finest work, recounts the story of Edmond Dantes, a gallant young sailor whose life takes a bitter turn when, during the final days of Napoleon's reign, he is falsely accused of treason and condemned to lifelong imprisonment. After languishing for many years in a fetid dungeon, he makes his dramatic escape. In a labyrinthine tale plump with themes of justice, vengeance, lost love, and mercy and forgiveness, Dantes is now free to play out his elaborate plans of revenge on those who betrayed him.

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