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Count of Monte Cristo

Author: Alexandre Dumas   Series: Penguin Clothbound Classics

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Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantes is confined to the grim fortress of the Ch teau d'If.

Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantes is confined to grim fortress of the Chateau d'If. There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on Isle of Monte Cristo and becomes determined not only to escape but to unearth the treasure and use it to plot the destruction of the three men responsible for his incarceration.

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Summary

Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantes is confined to the grim fortress of the Ch teau d'If.

Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantes is confined to grim fortress of the Chateau d'If. There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on Isle of Monte Cristo and becomes determined not only to escape but to unearth the treasure and use it to plot the destruction of the three men responsible for his incarceration.

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A beautiful new clothbound edition of Alexandre Dumas' classic novel of wrongful imprisonment, adventure and revenge. Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantes is confined to the grim fortress of the Ch teau d'If. There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo and becomes determined not only to escape but to unearth the treasure and use it to plot the destruction of the three men responsible for his incarceration. A huge popular success when it was first serialized in the 1840s, Dumas was inspired by a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment when writing his epic tale of suffering and retribution.

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“"A piece of perfect storytelling." --Robert Louis Stevenson”

"A piece of perfect storytelling."--Robert Louis Stevenson

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About the Author

Alexandre Dumas was born in 1802 at Villers-Cotterets in France. He received very little education but when he entered the household of the future king, Louis-Philippe, he began to read voraciously and then to write. He is best remembered for his historical novels, The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Dumas died in 1870. Robin Buss was a writer and translator who worked for the Independent on Sunday and as television critic for The Times Educational Supplement. He published critical studies of works by Vigny and Cocteau, and three books on European cinema, The French Through Their Films (1988), Italian Films (1989) and French Film Noir (1994). He also translated a number of volumes for Penguin Classics. He died in 2006. %%%Alexandre Dumas was born in 1802 at Villers-Cotterets in France. He received very little education but when he entered the household of the future king, Louis-Philippe, he began to read voraciously and then to write. He is best remembered for his historical novels, The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Dumas died in 1870.

Robin Buss was a writer and translator who worked for the Independent on Sunday and as television critic for The Times Educational Supplement. He published critical studies of works by Vigny and Cocteau, and three books on European cinema, The French Through Their Films (1988), Italian Films (1989) and French Film Noir (1994). He also translated a number of volumes for Penguin Classics. He died in 2006.

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Product Details

Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd | Penguin Classics
Published
29th November 2012
Pages
1312
ISBN
9780141392462
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