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

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“Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes.”
― Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It is often considered, along with The Three Musketeers, as Dumas' most popular work. It is also among the highest selling books of all time. The writing of the work was completed in 1844. Like many of his novels, ...
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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas [Unabridged Edition]

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Overview

“Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes.”
― Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It is often considered, along with The Three Musketeers, as Dumas' most popular work. It is also among the highest selling books of all time. The writing of the work was completed in 1844. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from the plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet.
The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean and the Levant during the historical events of 1815–1838 (from just before the Hundred Days through the reign of Louis-Philippe of France). The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book. It is primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy, forgiveness and death, and is told in the style of an adventure story.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012309761
  • Publisher: Lions Gate Classics
  • Publication date: 3/20/2011
  • Series: Lions Gate Classics , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 259,420
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Alexandre Dumas, born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie (24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870)was a French writer, best known for his historical novels of high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of his novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne were originally serialized. He also wrote plays and magazine articles and was a prolific correspondent.
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  • Posted May 2, 2014

    This Copy Stinks!!

    Bad Copy! And B&N are useless in helping get a good working copy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    No wonder this novel is so famous!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2012

    One of the greatest novels ever written. In my opinion his grea

    One of the greatest novels ever written. In my opinion his greatest masterpiece. Highly recommended.

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