The Count of Monte Cristo

French language

Published Jan. 1, 2008

ISBN:
9780140449266

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4 stars (48 reviews)

The original revenge story, The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure story set in France and Italy. The story commences just before the Hundred Days of Napoleon and continues on to the reign of King Louis-Philippe. Edmond Dantes, a young merchant sailor is falsely accused of being a Bonapartiste and imprisoned on an island. It takes 14 years for Dantes to escape, during which he befriends an ageing fellow prisoner who bequeaths him a fortune hidden in a cave on an Italian island. With this fortune Dantes reinvents himself as the Count of the title and returns to France to seek revenge against the men who ruined his life.

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4 stars

I find it quite difficult to describe how finishing this book has made me feel. I seem to have been reading it for years, I'm pretty sure I have aged a few years from the experience.

The first part of the book was fantastic and i was racing through it until Sinbad the Sailor makes an appearance and it is like hitting a wall.

This tale of revenge has gotta be the most drawn out and complex ever planned. At times whilst reading this I kept thinking why is he doing this but in the end all the loose ends are tied up and all makes sense.

My one big issue is that throughout the revenge you don't get to know what is going on inside Edmund's head. I know I know that would require more words.

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