The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

Book rating: 05 Paperback Wordsworth Classics

By (author) Alexandre Dumas, Introduction and notes by Keith Wren, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine


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  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 928 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 196mm x 51mm | 590g
  • Publication date: 1 April 1998
  • Publication City/Country: Herts
  • ISBN 10: 1853267333
  • ISBN 13: 9781853267338
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 1,325

Product description

With an Introduction and Notes by Keith Wren, University of Kent at Canterbury. The story of Edmund Dantes, self-styled Count of Monte Cristo, is told with consummate skill. The victim of a miscarriage of justice, Dantes is fired by a desire for retribution and empowered by a stroke of providence. In his campaign of vengeance, he becomes an anonymous agent of fate. The sensational narrative of intrigue, betrayal, escape, and triumphant revenge moves at a cracking pace. Dumas' novel presents a powerful conflict between good and evil embodied in an epic saga of rich diversity that is complicated by the hero's ultimate discomfort with the hubristic implication of his own actions. Our edition is based on the most popular and enduring translation first published by Chapman and Hall in 1846. The name of the translator was never revealed.

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By Zainab Reslan 15 Dec 2012 5

'The Count of Monte Cristo' is a captivating story which centres on vengeance but also the French revolution and social inequities. Poor Edmond goes through many hardships but is repaid at the end. Is vengeance sweet or bitter? Edmond and you the reader find out as the story unfolds. I love this book and highly recommend it. You will want to know what happens at the end!

By alaskaluna 01 Nov 2012 5

For fans of Alexandre Dumas' "The Count of Monte Cristo", have a look at this amazing new sequel to the original (the first of a series). "The Sultan of Monte Cristo". Written by the mysterious "Holy Ghost Writer', written in the same style and equally as gripping. Available from Amazon, Goodreads and Barnes and Noble. Description:
"What became of Edmond Dantes, Haydee, Mercedes, the Morels, the Danglars or the Villeforts? One's thoughts need not wander longer, as the Sultan of Monte Cristo unfolds this foresight in the same spirit of Alexandre Dumas. That spirit creates in its readers a hunger and thirst to read."
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