The Count of Monte CristoAlexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo

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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas Book Summary

In The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas portrays the terror of a life sabotaged and the depths a man can sink to in pursuit of revenge. Framed as a Bonapartist traitor by a trio of conspirators, Edmond Dantès is confined to life on an island prison. On the edge of madness, his sanity is saved by an elderly prisoner’s stories of a hidden treasure. After a death-defying escape, Dantès vows to find the treasure and with it, bring vengeance to the three men responsible for destroying all he holds dear. But can Dantès bring just retribution without losing his soul?

The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas) Book Reviews

The Count Of Monte ChristoThe last time I read this book is now 56 years ago - and I'm still overwhelmed by the poetic language , so much reflecting the positive way of communication! Though not necessarily a Christian virtue (revenge) I easily could slip back into Edmond Dante's personality - and wished sincerely of having had the means to act on those that betrayed my ideals as he was able to punish those that acted falsely on him! This concludes my heartfelt comment!.Score: 5/5

The best book ever!This novel has everything. Love, hate, loyalty, treachery, deception, manipulation, despair, joy. This delicious writing brings story telling to a high art and keeps it down to earth at the same time. The characters are well developed and human. The descriptions of the persons habits are intricate and wonderful. The evil and blessed aspects equally described give this novel my title, the best book ever..Score: 5/5

The Count of Monte CristoI have read and re-read this book countless times. Dumas paints a portrait of despair, vengeance, love & hope that is so vivid. This story stays with you long after the final page. It should be required reading for all HS students. That's where I first fell in love with Edmond Dantes 40 years ago..Score: 5/5

The count of monte cristoAbsolutely the best book- marvelous color, wonderful powerful writing-I am exhausted by this book-should be required reading..Score: 5/5

The Count of Monte ChristoI very much appreciated this work and having read it during my commute in many short segments, I found it very easy to start and stop following the multi faceted story line easily. The author clearly establishes the cultural base which I needed to appreciate the context of the actions of the individuals and perhaps my own in my present context. I found myself highlighting several ideas for further reflection as they appear to be clearly identifying of adaptable truths in any time. Joe Marciano.Score: 5/5

Great readingI read this book when in a 7th grade adv reading class. I loved it then, and over the years never forgot that I loved it. Whenever I had a chance to watch any version of the movie I watched with the 7th grade memory of the book. Now at 43 I have read it again and found that I still regard it as one of the best reads. After waiting so many years to reread the book, I found that I had forgotten so much, that I could not remember the ending. I enjoyed rereading this book with the maturity and understanding as an adult. Now I will reread Jane Eyre (also from that 7th grd reading class).Score: 5/5

Excellent ReadThis book is my new favorite. Its complex and interesting plot kept me hooked until the very end. A must read for everyone that appreciates fine literature..Score: 5/5

Amazing!!Not only is it one of the best books I've ever read in my life, this translation is phenomenal. They also do not cut out anything to make the book ahorter and it is as close to the original as it can be without it being written in French. And it's free. can't really beat that. Download this, read it, and it'll change your life.Score: 5/5

HaintingEvery inch the spellbinding novel I have always heard it to be - you deprive yourself by not reading this book!.Score: 5/5

BeautifulIncredible story, life changing.Score: 5/5

A favorite classicThis book is a mix of mystery, drama and suspense. It never leaves you bored, but instead gets better and better with every chapter. This is an exceptional read for everyone!.Score: 5/5

FreeGo and read the novels first!.Score: 5/5

Prodigious but LengthyI thoroughly enjoyed The Count of Monte Cristo despite its ungodly length. I understand Dumas was compensated by the page, but his want for money confers to his book a want for brevity. The twists and turns are endless and tantalizing, but chapter upon chapter of build-up makes for a story difficult to stick with for the average reader. Personally, I like a lengthy book just because the end of a good story tends to leave me wanting more; The Count of Monte Cristo puts that somber sense of longing off for as long as possible. If I read about one more person "going pale," however, I think I'll have a stroke and end up just like Noirtier. I also would've liked more satisfying revenge on the antagonists, but now I'm starting to spoil the story. The Count of Monte Cristo is definitely worth reading if you're a soap opera kind of person with a high reading level. It can be unrealistic at points, but so can a soap opera--I think that's a good parallel..Score: 5/5

Just beautiful!This is my all time favorite book! I love the writing style and how nice and long it is. Dumas descriptions of places and characters never disappoint. I also love all of the detailed subplots! An amazing story about love and revenge!.Score: 5/5

Wait and hopeA great book to help with depression. There is a huge plot hole in the climax..Score: 3/5

GreatMust read.Score: 5/5

Vengeance is Mine (Potential Spoiler)An enervating flirtation with extremes of emotion that bring several characters to the edge of madness, while others are well flung beyond the edge. The story builds and releases, builds and releases, until one reaches the end with some exhaustion, and a sober understanding of the author's exhortation that vengeance damages the avenger, and that the purpose of redemption is forgiveness, not revenge..Score: 5/5

ALWAYS CLASSICThis is a guaranteed great read, for readers, who love and appreciate incredible writing and wonderful story telling along with a great message of redemption at the hands of God. Typos: Pg. 12. pargarph starts with “Pardieu - quotation written incorrectly. Pg. 828, Countess G—— typos 840, 841, 842, 850, 854 & 858. Pg. 1171 emperor from 1804. A period placed in the middle of a sentence. Three on Louis XVIII. Pg. 1174. & pg. 1175. Pg. 1176 “””Then Pg. 1196 Charles IX. Pg. 1324 some one. Pg. correspondent HIS deceived you? Pg. 1425 XHAPTER 92 Please fix the typos..Score: 5/5

Sorry but no..Score: 1/5

Great ReadGreat Read.Score: 5/5

Best Book I've read in a long time.I would classify The Count of Monte Cristo as one of the best novels written. A must read and worth adding to your library. Some may only think of a sandwich. Alexandre will hit upon all your senses with voracity with an education in human behavior unto itself. I thoroughly enjoyed it's length, story, all the characters, including the time, the language used, and references. It is no wonder they used it in the education system. Nothing like the movie but what novel is? Use your imagination for you will not be dissapointed as it is better than anything you watch on TV. In the end, you will be left to ponder the next steps. If you are a romantic, make it so. I only wish I had read this a long time ago. Enjoy and do not be afraid of it's length..Score: 5/5

FantasticFantastic story of how to break even, then win and come out the end a victor in the most trying and darkest of hours. Uplifting and inspirational..Score: 5/5

Must Read!!Longest book I've ever read but definitely one of the best. What made the book so long is the background of characters, for Instance Bertuccio or Haidee, wherein as you go along you'll realize that it actually makes sense to include them. When Edmond Dantes became a count it was so interesting how he studied his villains that every move ended up as checkmate. This is a story about vengeance, dirty politics, love, and forgiveness. Some of you might think this version is too long, but just to let you know every page is worth reading, don't settle for the abridged version or you'll miss all the great scoop!.Score: 5/5

Incredible reading experienceI’m so glad I went into this book blind, and stuck with it through the slow parts. After spending the last 18 days with these amazingly complex and well-developed characters, I feel empty having finished it. This is an epic story that culminates with the most enthralling and satisfying conclusion I’ve ever read. The ending is bittersweet but hopeful. If you are thinking about reading this book, seriously just do it..Score: 5/5

Awesome!This is a great story... One of my favorite books!!!.Score: 5/5

Excellent!A superb read..Score: 5/5

The Count of Monte CristoThis is without a doubt one of the best books ever written. I only wish I had read it sooner..Score: 5/5

Great readThe book was awesome it was so good that it may have ruined the movie for me not sure I will ever be able to watch it again the book is so much better..Score: 5/5

None betterThis is by far my favorite book of all time. I read it first in high school and several times since over the last 20 years. It's one among a very few that I never get tired of..Score: 5/5

Complete RevengeNo revenge story will ever measure up after reading this. Dude is the Revenge Master, level infinity. He was framed and sent away to prison for life as a young man. After fourteen years in prison, he escapes and plots and amazing comeback. He doesn't rush in and screw it all up. It takes twenty-three years overall, but everyone who even stood next to someone that looked at him funny gets theirs. He totally wrecks and ruins every single one amazingly. Wow, he was dedicated..Score: 5/5

New to me, loved itI had never read this classic and I am over 50 years old. I truly enjoyed the characters, the multiple story lines and the actual intensity of the action. Amazing writing. I loved the humor in the language. We don't speak like that. Well developed story has the reader cheering through the chapters. It's lengthy, and very worth the read. Hooray for the Count; he is awesome..Score: 5/5

MasterpieceTruly a masterpiece! Dumas raised the name of Monte Cristo higher than the isle itself will ever attain. Brilliant!!!.Score: 4/5

StupendousJames Bond, Jack Bauer, Clousseau all rolled in one! Fantastic classic novel that the different movie versions can't justify. It merits a second reading to fully understand the language and expression that Mr. Dumas imbues in this book..Score: 5/5

CLASSIC FOR A VERY GOOD REASONEveryone who loves to read should spend a couple of weeks reading this long-enjoyed classic novel. Well thought out plot. Excellent characterizations. Great vocabulary. Totally a pleasure from beginning to end. Vive Alexandre Dumas! Vive The Count of Monte Cristo!.Score: 5/5

LolI didn't read it, but I saw the movie. We got 2 weeks in school and the book was too long..Score: 1/5

Amazing!!!!!This book is amazing, you have to read it, it is an extraordinary book many crazy things happening at once, go check it out!!!!!!!!!!.Score: 5/5

The Count Of Monte Cristo‘A twisting turning book of revenge but all get their karma’.Score: 5/5

OkBut too long.Score: 3/5

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