Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo

hrown 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.
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