The Count of Monte Cristo ( Classics Series) by Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo ( Classics Series) by Alexandre Dumas

by Alexandre Dumas
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The Count of Monte Cristo ( Classics Series) by Alexandre Dumas by 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 to be, along with The Three Musketeers, Dumas' most popular work. He completed the work in 1844. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from the plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet.[1]

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 to the reign of Louis-Philippe of France). The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book. It is an adventure story primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness.

The book is considered a literary classic today. According to Luc Sante, "The Count of Monte Cristo has become a fixture of Western civilization's literature, as inescapable and immediately identifiable as Mickey Mouse, Noah's flood, and the story of Little Red Riding Hood."[2]

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012848895
Publisher: Granto Classic Books
Publication date: 07/12/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Alexandre Dumas, pronounced: [a.lɛk.sɑ̃dʁ dy.ma], born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie ([dy.ma da.vi də pa.jət.ʁi]) (24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870)[1] 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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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (Illustrated) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 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!!!
Anonymous 12 months ago
A truly exceptional example of story telling. Some of the fine points of the story must have been rather racey when the epic story was penned. Also, some of the resolutions to the plot points don't necessarily suit the sensibilities of modern audiences, but I certainly enjoyed this book.
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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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