Alexander Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo

The story of Edmund Dantes, self-styled Count of Monte Cristo, is told with consummate skill. The victim of a miscarriage of justice, Dantes is fired by a desire for retribution and empowered by a stroke of providence. In his campaign of vengeance, he becomes an anonymous agent of fate. The sensational narrative of intrigue, betrayal, escape, and triumphant revenge moves at a cracking pace. Dumas' novel presents a powerful conflict between good and evil embodied in an epic saga of rich diversity that is complicated by the hero's ultimate discomfort with the hubristic implication of his own actions.
1,645 printed pages

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    Sarah Cunliffeshared an impressionlast year
    👍Worth reading

    Adored this book. It’s a very long tale, but well worth the time spent reading it.

    Кира Горбуноваshared an impression5 years ago
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    The last sentence is the truth of life.

    terimarkshared an impression6 years ago
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    Loved it.


    Sanzhar Surshanovhas quoted9 years ago
    until the day when God shall deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is summed up in these two words,—' Wait and hope.'—Your friend, "Edmond Dantes, Count of Monte Cristo."
    Rina Fleischhas quoted2 years ago
    I have always had more dread of a pen, a bottle of ink, and a sheet of paper, than of a sword or pistol."
    theteaterhas quoted7 years ago
    "And how did this misfortune occur?" inquired the latter, resuming the interrupted conversation.

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