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The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) is an adventure novel by French author Alexandre Dumas completed in 1844. It is one of the author's most popular works, along with The Three Musketeers. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet.The story takes place in France, Italy, and islands in the Mediterranean during the historical events of 1815-1839: the era of the Bourbon Restoration through the reign of Louis-Philippe of France. It begins just before the Hundred Days period (when Napoleon returned to power after his exile). The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book, an adventure story primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy, and forgiveness. It centres around a man who is wrongfully imprisoned, escapes from jail, acquires a fortune, and sets about getting revenge on those responsible for his imprisonment. However, his plans have devastating consequences for the innocent as well as the guilty. In addition, it is a story that involves romance, loyalty, betrayal, and selfishness, shown throughout the story as characters slowly reveal their true inner nature.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.
Edmund Dantes, unjustly convicted of aiding the exiled Napoleon, escapes after fourteen years imprisonment and seeks his revenge in Paris
Translated with an Introduction by Robin Buss
The Count Of Monte Cristo by Pauline Francis
The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas, was an instant success when it was first serialised in 1844-45. It tells the story of Edmond Dantes, an innocent man wrongfully imprisoned. On his escape, Dantes inherits a vast hoard of treasure on the Island of Monte Cristo, and uses his fortune to seek revenge on those who plotted his downfall.This title is part of a wonderful new series that offers a quick way into a range of exciting stories. Fast-moving and accessible, each story is a shortened, dramatically illustrated version of the classic novel, which loses none of the strength and flavour of the original. Retold rather than abridged.
The Count Of Monte Christo A Romance by Alexandre Dumas
The Count Of Monte Cristo Part One by Frank J. Morlock
This dramatization of the classic novel is the first of four parts. In 1815 Napoleon has fled to Elba, and the Bourbons have been restored to the French throne. Young Edmond Dantes is First Mate and Acting Capt. of the merchant ship Pharoah. Everything seems bright for his future, until he's arrested for delivering a letter to Elba--a dying request of his former captain. Then three men conspire to send the innocent youth to the notorious island prison, the Chateau d'If. There Dantes meets the Abbe Faria, who gives him an education, and tells him of a fabulous treasure he's discovered. But Faria suddenly dies, and Edmond must take advantage of the sudden opportunity, or risk being imprisoned for life. He sews himself into the Abbe's burial shroud. Can he survive the plunge into the sea? An absolutely riveting drama.
Exact Revenge by Tim Green
- Tim Green's most recent novel, The First 48 (0-446-53144-8), was published in Warner hardcover in 2/04 and was a New York Times extended bestseller. It has grossed nearly 71,000 copies. - The Fifth Angel (0-446-53085-9, Warner, 2/03), Green's previous novel, hit the New York Times extended bestseller list and has over 450,000 copies in print combined. - The Fourth Perimeter, published in hardcover in 2002, was a New York Times extended bestseller and People Page-turner of the Week. It has close to 480,000 copies in combined print. - The author is a featured commentator on NPR and Fox Sports, and a regular contributor to Salon.com and USA Today.
The Count Of Monte Cristo The Wild And Wanton Edition by Monica Corwin
Edmond Dantes thinks life is grand until he is arrested and imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. Upon his ill-gotten freedom, armed with the map to find a vast and endless treasure, Edmond embarks on an adventure to redeem his honor and seek vengeance for the long years he suffered locked away in prison. French men and sensuality go hand in hand, and although Edmond has been out of the game of love for sometime, he learns how to get exactly what he wants, and who. Betrayal, lust, rage, and hope all run along the same emotional vein and Edmond learns how to twist people’s emotions toward exactly what he needs to gain his redemption. Sensuality Level: Sensual