The Count of Monte Cristo
By (author) Alexandre Dumas
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Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Book DescriptionThe Count of Monte Cristo is one of the great thrillers of all time. In 1853 William Thackeray wrote to a friend: 'began to read Monte Cristo at six one morning and never stopped till eleven at night.'. Falsely accused of treason, the young sailor Edmund Dantes is arrested on his wedding day and imprisoned in the island fortress of the Chateau d'If. After staging a dramatic escape, he sets out to discover the fabulous treasure of Monte Cristo and catch up with his enemies. A novel of enormous tension and excitement, Monte Cristo is also a tale of obsession and revenge. Believing himself to be an 'Angel of Providence', Dantes pursues his vengeance to the bitter end, only then realizing that he himself is a victim of fate.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780812565683
(172mm x 117mm x 34mm)
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publish Date: 10-Dec-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Alexandre Dumas
Black Tulip, Paperback (August 2017)
Set in 17th-century Holland, this historical novel forms a timeless political allegory in which the cultivation of a rare flower represents the triumph of justice, tolerance, and love over greed and jealousy.
Count of Monte Cristo, Hardback (February 2017)
Set in the years following the defeat-mot Napoleon in 1815, The Count of Monte Cristo held Europe in thrall when it was first serialised in 1844. This edition features the complete unabridged text of Alexandre Dumas' masterpiece, a novel of action and adventure that continues to thrill readers more than a century and a half after it was written.
Red Sphinx, Hardback (January 2017)
For the first time in English in over a century, a new translation of the forgotten sequel to Dumas's The Three Musketeers.
Three Musketeers, Hardback (July 2016)» View all books by Alexandre Dumas
Dumas's classic adventure tale of D'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis.
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Author Biography - Alexandre Dumas
Alexandre Dumas could have been a character from one of his novels. A true romantic, he was the son of Napoleon's famous General Dumas, a prolific writer of over 277 volumes, a revolutionary and a man of tremendous appetites. He was born on July 24, 1802 and died penniless but happy on December 5, 1870, a refugee from his own excesses.
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