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The Count of Monte Cristo

Author: Alexandre Dumas   Series: Penguin Classics

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PUBLISHED: 27th March 2003
ISBN: 9780140449266
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  • Paperback
    $14.21
PUBLISHED: 27th March 2003
ISBN: 9780140449266
ANNOTATION:
Translated with an Introduction by Robin Buss

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Translated with an Introduction by Robin Buss

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

Author Biography

Alexandre Dumas (1824-95) was a pioneer of the Romantic theatre in France, for which he wrote a series of colourful historical dramas, although it is as a novelist that he is best known today. His works include The Three Musketeers (1844-5), La Reine Margot (1845).
Robin Buss is a journalist and translator.

Prizes

Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003

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