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by Alexandre Dumas

Category: World Literature
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Alexandre Dumas
ISBN: 0753822881
ISBN13: 978-0753822883
Language: English
Publisher: Phoenix (December 31, 1899)
Pages: 304
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Home Alexandre Dumas The Count of Monte Cristo. The Count of Monte Cristo, . There is also the matter of the historical moment at which The Count of Monte Cristo appeared. This explains why, though Thackeray admitted finding the book impossible to put down, English novelists like George Eliot considered that ‘the French’ – Dumas, Hugo and Balzac – were mistakenly tempted to deal with the exception rather than the rule: to look for melodramatic situations and characters, when they should be exploring the everyday life that revealed what is enduring in human nature.

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Originally published in 1844, The Count of Monte Cristo is one of the most well-known adventure tales of all time, and its story . For nearly a century and a half, Dumas’ book has enjoyed worldwide success and name recognition.

Originally published in 1844, The Count of Monte Cristo is one of the most well-known adventure tales of all time, and its story has formed the basis for dozens of films, television shows and adaptations alone. Set in early 19th century France, Edmond Dantès is framed as a Bonapartist traitor, and sentenced to fourteen years in prison. In jail, he befriends a man who tells him of a treasure on the island on Monte Cristo.

A dramatic story of Alexandre Dumas is a classic novel of French literature. The line of the narration stretches through several years of the first half of the 19th century. During this period of time. the hero, Edmond Dantes, betrayed and shut up in a secret dungeon, forced to rely only on his wit, courage, and luck. He goes through unbearable years of imprisonment, escapes, returns to life under the name of a mysterious noble Count of Monte Cristo; and takes revenge.

Alexandre dumas (père). The Count of Monte Cristo. Translated and with an Introduction and Notes by. ROBIN BUSS. 1802 Alexandre Dumas is born at Villers-Cotterêts, the third child of Thomas-Alexandre Dumas. His father, himself the illegitimate son of a marquis and a slave girl of San Domingo, Marie-Cessette Dumas, had had a remarkable career as a general in the Republican, then in the Napoleonic Army. 1806 General Dumas dies. Alexandre and his mother, Elisabeth Labouret, are left virtually penniless.

Story time just got better with Prime Book Box, a. .When I read The Black Count, though, and found out why Alexandre Dumas wrote CoMC–I knew I had to move it up the list.

Set against the turbulent years of the Napoleonic era, Alexandre Dumas's thrilling adventure story is one of the most widely read romantic novels of all time. In it the dashing young hero, Edmond Dantès, is betrayed by his enemies and thrown into a secret dungeon in the Chateau d'If - doomed to spend his life in a dank prison cell.

Personally, I agree that The Count of Monte Cristo is several novels in one .

That being said, though, the story itself is fascinating. It brings in historical elements and combines them with a great set of fictional characters to make a very rich story. A few times I tried to reorient myself with chapter summaries online, but stopped after it became difficult to avoid spoilers. With all the negative out of the way, I will say that is was definitely a great book. loving (almost) every moment of it. The Count of Monte Cristo is probably more Dallas than it is The West Wing, but you get the general idea. The plot’s the thing here.

Still, in spite of all, you must admit that this Count of Monte Cristo is a most singular personage.

It was the first time the hand of Franz had come in contact with that of the mysterious individual before him, and unconsciously he shuddered at its touch, for it felt cold and icy as that of a corpse. Let us understand each other," said Albert; "it is agreed-is it not?-that you are to be at No. 27, in the Rue du Helder, on the 21st of May, at half-past ten in the morning, and your word of honor passed for your punctuality?" "The 21st of May, at half-past ten in the morning, Rue du Helder, No. 27," replied the Count. Still, in spite of all, you must admit that this Count of Monte Cristo is a most singular personage.

I was passing close to the door of the captain’s cabin, which was half open, and I saw him give the packet and letter to Dantès

Asked me questions about the vessel, the time she left Marseilles, the course she had taken, and what was her cargo. I was passing close to the door of the captain’s cabin, which was half open, and I saw him give the packet and letter to Dantès. He did not speak to me of it, replied the shipowner; but if there be any letter he will give it to me. Danglars reflected for a moment.

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