Count of Monte Cristo, the (Movie Tie-In)

Count of Monte Cristo, the (Movie Tie-In)

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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 Dante's betrayal, his incarceration in the fortress-prison of If, his search for Abbe 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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  • Paperback | 509 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 27.94mm | 22.68g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0142000736
  • 9780142000731
  • 1,740,486

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