The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Published:

1845

Pages:

1424

ISBN:

0140449264

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The Count of Monte Cristo

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4.6829268292683
(41 Reviews)
A classic adventure novel, often considered Dumas' best work, and frequently included on lists of the best novels of all time. Completed in 1844, and released as an 18-part series over the next two years, Dumas collaborated with other authors throughout. The story takes place in France, Italy, and the Mediterranean from the end of the rule of Napoleon I through the reign of Louis-Philippe.

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quite right to refuse. If you mean as responsible agent when you ask me the question, I believe there is nothing to say against him, and that you will be content with the way in which he has performed his duty."

"But tell me, Dantes, if you had command of the Pharaon should you be glad to see Danglars remain?"

"Captain or mate, M. Morrel, I shall always have the greatest respect for those who possess the owners' confidence."

"That's right, that's right, Dantes! I see you are a thoroughly good fellow, and will detain you no longer. Go, for I see how impatient you are."

"Then I have leave?"

"Go, I tell you."

"May I have the use of your skiff?"

"Certainly."

"Then, for the present, M. Morrel, farewell, and a thousand thanks!"

"I hope soon to see you again, my dear Edmond. Good luck to you."

The young sailor jumped into the skiff, and sat down in the stern sheets, with the order that he be put ashore at La Canebiere. The two oarsmen bent to the

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I read this book a few years ago. I became a huge fan of Alexandre Dumas just after reading the book, though it was an abridged version. Now I am looking forward to reading this book without any editing.

It is a must read for anyone who loves the theme of revenge, love, and careful plotting.
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I became a fan of Dumas because of this book. For me, this is one of the greatest books of all time.
Just started reading the book and I am already drawn into it. A bit difficult to read but that just makes your mind work harder and the book even more enjoyable. Great characters and storyline.
I have found that this book is best digested in parts, not whole. The style is very different from modern prose. So, today\'s reader can find it to be a chore at times (I know I did!) .

That being said, this is a wonderful book that is still very exciting to read. It is well worth reading.