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Number of Pages: 1136
Vendor: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2003
|Dimensions: 7.75 X 5.13 X 0.25 (inches)|
The Man in the Iron Mask Bring the Classics to Life Edcon WorkbookAlexandre DumasEDCON Publishing Group / 1997 / Trade Paperback$9.19 Retail:
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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 he becomes determined not only to escape, but also to unearth the treasure and use it to plot the destruction of the three men responsible for his incarceration. Dumas epic tale of suffering and retribution, inspired by a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment, was a huge popular success when it was first serialized in the 1840s.
Robin Busss lively English translation is complete and unabridged, and remains faithful to the style of Dumass original. This edition includes an introduction, explanatory notes and suggestions for further reading.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Robin Buss (19392006) was a writer and translator who worked for the Independent on Sunday and as television critic for the Times Educational Supplement. He was also the translator of a number of volumes for Penguin Classics.