The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

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 Buss’s lively English translation is complete and unabridged, and remains faithful to the style of Dumas’s original. This edition includes an introduction, explanatory notes and suggestions for further reading.

Title:The Count of Monte Cristo
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780140449266
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  • unknown

    Revenge is a dish best served cold. And unabridged. And translated from the French by Robin Buss.The greatness of this book can be illustrated by the following simple equations:( + ) Whereas,...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    Re-Read on audio and still on my favorites list! ❤️ALL THE FREAKING FEELS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I never in a million years would have thought I would love this book!...

  • Cynthia

    ** Spoiler alert**First, make sure you find a copy that is unabridged. Most editions in English ARE abridged, but usually don't say they are. Not sure if this Penguin edition is, it's not the one i re...

  • Emily May

    Picture this: you are nineteen years old with your whole life ahead of you. You've just been offered the job of your dreams. And you're about to marry the person you've loved since childhood. When, su...

  • Chris

    Why did no one tell me about this book? I mean seriously, I was about a hundred pages in and I wanted to go find my freshman high school English teacher and inflict terrible, intricate revenge on her ...

  • jessica

    you know the classic question ‘if you were stranded on a deserted island, which book(s) would you want to have?’ well, TCOMC is my answer. without a doubt. not only would the 1,000+ pages (which a...

  • Matthew

    Over 1200 pages of suffering and revenge! I enjoyed it. I did not like it quite as much as some of the other big classics I have read, but it was very good. The two things that brought it down a bit f...

  • Anne

    The Count Of Monte Cristo is the story that teaches us an important moral lesson.REVENGE IS FUN!I've said it before, I'll say it again: Audiobooks are the only way to go if you're not the sort of read...

  • Kim

    They don't write novels like this anymore. That's because they make television drama series and soap operas instead. To my mind, this novel is the 19th Century equivalent of a long-running and compell...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    2019 is the year I get to my backlist and re-read some of the classics I haven't visited in years. It's been over a decade since I last read The Count of Monte Cristo, which is easily my favorite clas...