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This Enriched Classic offers readers an affordable edition of a great work of literature, enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The Count of Monte Cristo is Alexandre Dumas's thrilling adventure of one man's quest for freedom and vengeance on those who betrayed him. The scholarship provided in this volume enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy one of the world's finest books to its full potential.
ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED
BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP
Alexandre Dumas's thrilling adventure of one man's quest for freedom and vengeance on those who betrayed him.
EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES:
A concise introduction that gives readers important background information
A chronology of the author's life and work
A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context
An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations
Detailed explanatory notes
Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work
Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction
A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience
Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.
SERIES EDITED BY CYNTHIA BRANTLEY JOHNSON
Alexander Dumas (18021870), author of more than ninety plays and many novels, was well known in Parisian society and was a contemporary of Victor Hugo. After the success of The Count of Monte Cristo, Dumas dumped his entire fortune into his own Chateau de Monte Cristo-and was then forced to flee to Belgium to escape his creditors. He died penniless but optimistic.