The victim of a miscarriage of justice, the Count of Monte Cristo is firedby a desire for retribution and empowered by a stroke of providence. In hiscampaign of vengeance, he becomes an anonymous agent of fate. The sensationalnarrative of intrigue, betrayal, escape, and triumphant revenge moves at acracking pace. Alexandre Dumas' novel presents a powerful conflict between goodand evil embodied in an epic saga of rich diversity that is complicated by thehero's ultimate discomfort with the hubristic implication of his ownactions.
Crystal S. Chan is an award-winning author and television screen play writer.