The Count of Monte Cristo
AbridgedBook - 2004
The greatest tale of betrayal, adventure, and revenge ever written, The Count of Monte Cristo continues to dazzle readers with its thrilling and memorable scenes, including Dant#65533;s's miraculous escape from prison, his amazing discovery of a vast hidden treasure, and his transformation into the mysterious and wealthy Count of Monte Cristo--a man whose astonishing thirst for vengeance is as cruel as it is just.
Luc Sante is the author of Low Life , Evidence , and The Factory of Facts . He teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College.
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Wrongfully imprisoned for 14 years, Edmond Dantès escapes to the island of Monte Cristo. What awaits him there is a fortune in gold--and a new identity with which to pursue his revenge and redemption.
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Edmund Dantes, unjustly convicted of aiding the exiled Napoleon, escapes after fourteen years of imprisonment and seeks revenge in Paris.
Edmond Dantes, an intelligent, hard-working, gentle young man with a bright future ahead of him is falsely accused of treason by men whose motivations are power, greed, lust, and envy. After fantastically escaping prison after fourteen years, Dantes recovers an enormous treasure and begins his new life as the Count of Monte Cristo. The sole motivation of the Count is to revenge himself upon the people who ruined his life. What makes this story so brilliant? Firstly, the way Duams tells this story is wonderful; secondly, instead of making up charges or reasons to hurt these men (like they had done to him), he lets their own sins and hidden pasts destroy them. One of the tightest, best-worked plots I have ever come across.
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