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The Count of Monte Cristo

Random House, Inc / 1996 / Hardcover

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A popular bestseller ever since its publication in 1844, The Count of Monte Cristo is one of the great page-turning thrillers of all time. Set against the tumultuous years of the post-Napoleonic era, Dumas's grand historical romance recounts the swashbuckling adventures of Edmond Dantes, a dashing young sailor falsley accused of treason. The story of his long imprisonment, dramatic escape, and carefully wrought revenge offers up a vision of France that has become immortal. "Better than any other novelist, Dumas knew how to share and satisfy the passions of the masses," wrote biographer and critic Andre Maurois. "Like them, he loved force, justice, and adventure; like them, he divided humanity into heroes and villains...He knew how to tell a story like nobody else; under his pen the most banal factual account took on the look of an epic. Is not that a form of genius?"

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Format: Hardcover
Vendor: Random House, Inc
Publication Date: 1996
Dimensions: 8.33 X 5.73 X 2.36 (inches)
ISBN: 0679601996
ISBN-13: 9780679601999
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Series: Modern Library

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Set against the tumultuous years of the post-Napoleonic era, The Count of Monet Cristo recounts the swashbuckling adventures of Edmond Dantes, a dashing young sailor falsely accused of treason. The story of his long imprisonment, dramatic escape, and carefully wrought revenge offers up a vision of France that has become immortal.

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Lorenzo Carcaterra is the author of five books, A Safe Place, Sleepers, Apaches, Gangster, and the forthcoming Street Boys. He has also written scripts for movies and television. He lives in New York.

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"Dumas was... a summit of art. Nobody ever could,  or did, or will improve upon Dumas's romances and  plays." -- George Bernard Shaw


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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    January 22, 2009
    Briana Rooke
    This book is very intriguing. It has a wonderful plot and an intricately woven story with many character changes during the story. It's hard to put down! A great historical fiction read!
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    September 30, 2004
    Karen Bohorquez
    This review was written for The Count of Monte Cristo.
    I absolutely enjoyed reading this book. I could hardly put it down. This is a great story full of love, loyalty and revenge. I highly recommend this book to any reader.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    February 11, 2002
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    This review was written for The Count of Monte Cristo.
    A FABULOUS book--one of the best I've ever read. I would highly recommend this book and any other by Dumas. An intriguing tale of vengeance, and the final outcome of revenge.
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