The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo


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Hope. Justice. Vengeance. A classic tale you don’t want to miss!

Best-selling author Alexandre Dumas—who also wrote The Three Musketeers—tells this heartbreaking yet heroic tale of Edmond Dantes who takes revenge on the men responsible for his unjust fourteen-year imprisonment, keeping him from the woman he loved and the life he was supposed to live.


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* This widely popular classic, originally written in French, tells a tale of devastating consequences for the innocent as well as the guilty.


The Count of Monte Cristo is a must-have for any home library or literary aficionado.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140449266
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/27/2003
Series: Penguin Classics Series
Edition description: Unabridged
Pages: 1312
Sales rank: 18,085
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 2.70(d)

About the Author

Alexandre Dumas (July 24, 1802 – December 5, 1870) was a French writer, best known for his historical novels of  adventure. Many of his novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo, was originally serialized. He also wrote plays and magazine articles and was a prolific correspondent.

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Table of Contents

Chronology of Alexandre Dumas's Life and Workxvii
Historical Context of The Count of Monte Cristoxix
IMarseilles--The Arrival1
IIFather and Son10
IIIThe Catalans15
IVThe Betrothal Feast23
VThe Deputy Procureur du Roi31
VIThe Examination36
VIIThe Chateau d'If45
VIIIVillefort and Mercedes54
IXThe Little Cabinet of the Tuileries58
XThe Ogre64
XIThe Hundred Days68
XIINumbers 34 and 2772
XIIIAn Italian Scholar83
XIVThe Treasure100
XVThe Third Attack112
XVIThe Cemetery of the Chateau d'If118
XVIIThe Isle of Tiboulen122
XVIIIThe Isle of Monte Cristo133
XIXThe Treasure Cave138
XXThe Stranger145
XXIThe Pont du Gard Inn148
XXIICaderousse's Story154
XXIIIThe Prison Register165
XXIVMorrel and Son171
XXVThe Fifth of September183
XXVIRoman Bandits192
XXVIIThe Apparition198
XXVIIIThe Carnival at Rome208
XXIXThe Catacombs of St Sebastian221
XXXThe Guests237
XXXIThe Presentation254
XXXIIUnlimited Credit263
XXXIIIThe Pair of Dappled Greys271
XXXVThe Morrel Family284
XXXVIIThe Rise and Fall of Stocks300
XXXVIIIPyramus and Thisbe308
XXXIXM. Noirtier de Villefort316
XLThe Will323
XLIThe Telegraph331
XLIIThe Dinner337
XLIIIA Conjugal Scene348
XLIVMatrimonial Plans355
XLVA Summer Ball361
XLVIMme de Saint-Meran377
XLVIIThe Promise383
XLVIIIMinutes of the Proceedings402
XLIXThe Progress of Cavalcanti Junior419
LHaydee's Story426
LIThe Report from Janina444
LIIThe Lemonade452
LIIIThe Accusation463
LIVThe Trial468
LVThe Challenge479
LVIThe Insult484
LVIIThe Night491
LVIIIThe Duel498
LXIThe Secret Door525
LXIIThe Apparition Again531
LXIIIThe Serpent537
LXVDanglars' Signature550
LXVIIIThe Judge582
LXXThe Departure597
LXXIThe Fifth of October611
Interpretive Notes637
Critical Excerpts647
Questions for Discussion661
Suggestions for the Interested Reader663

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