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The Count of Monte Cristo
by Alexandre Dumas

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'On what slender threads do life and fortune hang.' Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantès 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 unearth the treasure and use it to plot the destruction of the three men responsi 'On what slender threads do life and fortune hang.' Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantès 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 unearth the treasure and use it 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 serialised in the 1840s. Robin Buss' lively translation is complete and unabridged, and remains faithful to the style of Dumas' original. This edition includes an introduction, explanatory notes and suggestions for further reading.

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This note regards Alexandre Dumas, père, the father of Alexandre Dumas, fils (son). For the son, see Alexandre Dumas fils. Alexandre Dumas, père (French for "father", akin to Senior in English), born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie, was a French writer, best known for his numerous historical novels of high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of h

Data Book The Count of Monte Cristo

Original Title Le Comte de Monte-Cristo ISBN 0140449264 (ISBN13: 9780140449266 ) Edition Language English Characters Edmond Dantès, Abbé Faria, Giovanni Bertuccio, Luigi Vampa, Haydée...more , Mercédès Mondego, Fernand Mondego, Albert de Morcerf, Baron Danglars, Gérard de Villefort, Valentine de Villefort, Noirtier de Villefort, Héloïse de Villefort, Pierre Morrel, Maximilien Morrel, Beauchamp, Franz d'Épinay, Lucien Debray, Eugénie Danglars, Hermine Danglars, Benedetto, Kadrus (tailor,neighboring)...less setting Marseille (Marseilles), 1815 (France) If, 1815 (France) Montecristo, 1829 (Italy) …more Marseille (Marseilles), 1829 (France) Montecristo, 1838 (Italy) Rome, 1838 (Italy) Paris, 1840 (France) …less (1411)