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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas [Unabridged Edition]
     

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas [Unabridged Edition]

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by Alexandre Dumas
 

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� The book has been proof-read and corrected for spelling and grammatical errors
� A table of contents with working links to chapters is included
Madame de Morcerf entered an archway of trees with her companion. It led through a grove of lindens to a conservatory.

"It was too warm in the room, was it not, count?" she asked.

"Yes, madame;

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� The book has been proof-read and corrected for spelling and grammatical errors
� A table of contents with working links to chapters is included
Madame de Morcerf entered an archway of trees with her companion. It led through a grove of lindens to a conservatory.

"It was too warm in the room, was it not, count?" she asked.

"Yes, madame; and it was an excellent idea of yours to open the doors and the blinds." As he ceased speaking, the count felt the hand of Mercedes tremble. "But you," he said, "with that light dress, and without anything to cover you but that gauze scarf, perhaps you feel cold?"

"Do you know where I am leading you?" said the countess, without replying to the question.

"No, madame," replied Monte Cristo; "but you see I make no resistance."

"We are going to the greenhouse that you see at the other end of the grove."

The count looked at Mercedes as if to interrogate her, but she continued to walk on in silence, and he refrained from speaking. They reached the building, ornamented with magnificent fruits, which ripen at the beginning of July in the artificial temperature which takes the place of the sun, so frequently absent in our climate. The countess left the arm of Monte Cristo, and gathered a bunch of Muscatel grapes. "See, count," she said, with a smile so sad in its expression that one could almost detect the tears on her eyelids�"see, our French grapes are not to be compared, I know, with yours of Sicily and Cyprus, but you will make allowance for our northern sun." The count bowed, but stepped back. "Do you refuse?" said Mercedes, in a tremulous voice. "Pray excuse me, madame," replied Monte Cristo, "but I never eat Muscatel grapes."

Mercedes let them fall, and sighed. A magnificent peach was hanging against an adjoining wall, ripened by the same artificial heat. Mercedes drew near, and plucked the fruit. "Take this peach, then," she said. The count again refused. "What, again?" she exclaimed, in so plaintive an accent that it seemed to stifle a sob; "really, you pain me."

A long silence followed; the peach, like the grapes, fell to the ground. "Count," added Mercedes with a supplicating glance, "there is a beautiful Arabian custom, which makes eternal friends of those who have together eaten bread and salt under the same roof."

"I know it, madame," replied the count; "but we are in France, and not in Arabia, and in France eternal friendships are as rare as the custom of dividing bread and salt with one another."

"But," said the countess, breathlessly, with her eyes fixed on Monte Cristo, whose arm she convulsively pressed with both hands, "we are friends, are we not?"

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BN ID:
2940014476980
Publisher:
Unforgotten Classics
Publication date:
03/06/2014
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

One of the most widely read French authors famed for his historical fiction of high adventure, Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) wrote more than a hundred plays and novels, including the famous Three Musketeers trilogy, The Count of Monte Cristo, and The Man in the Iron Mask. His books have been translated into more than 100 languages.

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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (Illustrated) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Rachel6139 More than 1 year ago
My biggest reading regret is that I did not pick this book up sooner. Alexandre takes us to a time in France that was in turmoil. He quickly introduces us to Edmond Dantes and his lovely Mercedes. The plot quickly follows and grabs the readers imagination & attention. I found it hard to set my Nook down. I can honestly say that I have never read a book twice, but this will be the first (and you always remember your first! ;) ) I will read this book to my children one day. My next step is to listen to it on audio book so I can get the character names and location pronunciations correct. I want to say that this book is for everyone. Some might not be able to actually read the book due to the style/century it was written, but I believe audio book is the answer. Pick it up and get started.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I regret having not read this sooner. It is a "can't put down" type of book. My only complaint about this version is, it did not have the detailed table of contents it described in the product overview.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book is wonderful! The book was easy to open, and although the spacing is set quite apart than usual books and/or nookbooks, it is wonderfully accurate in description.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an abridged version, but I really didn't care. Extraneous details can bore me if I don't know what I'm getting into. The plot of this book has to be one of the best of any classic I've read. The crazy thing is that Dumas heard an anecdote and got the idea for the name while he was escorting Louis Napoleon around Italy. The first 1/3 of the book is kind of like pushing a boulder up a hill. The last 2/3 everything rolls fast. The characters are all very well constructed, albeit some really don't seem as sinister as the main character believes them to be.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I JUST COMPLETED THIS BOOK AND AM AMAZED!! WHAT AN AMAZING STORY AND WHAT A FANTASTIC MIND DUMAS MUST HAVE BEEN......TRUELY GENIOUS!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
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KerrProp More than 1 year ago
Bad Copy! And B&N are useless in helping get a good working copy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wouldnt suggest buying this edition
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Stattos_dad More than 1 year ago
This has to be value for money.  maybe I'm a bit picky,  but to change 1815 to 1810 on the very first line, and 'glass' for 'mirror' chapter 7's opening paragraph!!!   Could have been a 5 Star!!!
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A must read novel. Full of adventure, love and drama! One of my favorite books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Edmond Dantes has everything that he needs a loving father, a beautiful girlfriend and a new job as captain of his ship. During his engagement party, all is ripped away from him and he is thrown into prison not knowing why he is there. After fourteen years in prison he finally escapes to exact his long and tortuous revenge on his enemies. Great read and lovely ending.
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The TOC does not work, dont buy this edition
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One of the greatest novels ever written. In my opinion his greatest masterpiece. Highly recommended.
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This Nook version's index did not work on my Nook, so I had to buy another edition.