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

An Apple Books Classic edition.

Alexandre Dumas’ classic paints a portrait of Edmond Dantès, a dark and calculating man who is willing to wait years to exact his perfect plan for revenge. After his so-called friends frame him for treason, Dantès is sentenced to life imprisonment in a grim island fortress on what was supposed to be his wedding day. After 14 years, he manages to escape prison, but he is unable to free himself from an all-consuming fury. Instead, Dantès spends a decade carrying out the plan for revenge he conceived while behind bars, bringing nightmarish ruination to those who once betrayed him-and second chances to those who tried to save him.

When it was first published in 1844, The Count of Monte Cristo quickly became the best-selling book in all of Europe. Dumas’ novel was ahead of its time, an exciting tale of adventure, treasure, secret identities, and daring escapes. It also reads like an early psychological thriller, leaving readers uneasy as they cheer Dantès on in his vengeful quest. It’s no wonder this book has inspired dozens of screen adaptations!

The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas) Book Reviews

Ghastly, stilted translationGreat story, but get a decent translation..Score: 2/5

I love this book!Alexandre dumas is the paradox. a boy so young, who suffered so much, yet possessed a penchant for relating life’s vicissitudes with a message: “awake refreshed, renewed, for the pain is now gone, and in forgivenesses of unwanted desire, the dreams of the boy inside can come true.”.Score: 5/5

Great Story, lots of typos.This is one of my favorite stories; five stars for the beautiful work of Alexandre Dumas. HEADS UP, this particular version has many typos and repeated paragraphs, mainly in the beginning and end of the book..Score: 5/5

Great ClaasicAn amazing tale..Score: 5/5

The Count of Monte CristoOne of the great Classics! Pain, love, suffering and revenge all intertwined make this one really hard to put down. Enjoyed it thoroughly..Score: 5/5

Count of Monte CristoExcellent.Score: 5/5

Did anyone edit this version???This version of the book has a ridiculous amount of typos, spelling errors, and other editing issues. It’s as if it was not reviewed at all before being published. Paragraphs are repeated, so many words are misspelled, and words are missing. This book is already hard to read and the lack of editing in this version makes it even more difficult to read. I guess you get what you pay for....Score: 2/5

Love this book!First I saw the movie and love it, then my teacher asked this book, and omg, its perfect! I love revenge and how he learned... I found myself on jail too, I truly recommend this book!.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 out on all the great scoop!.Score: 5/5

RivetingVery long, one of the longest I’ve ever read (I think). But extremely well written and exceptionally detailed. Dumas puts you inside his characters’ heads with backstory and heart pounding build up that keeps you scrolling down or swiping left. At times it felt like a chore to get to the more interesting scenes (I’m also the person that will bypass side quests in an RPG for the sake of finishing the game.) 5/5 will probably circle back for a reread in a few years..Score: 4/5

One of the greatest novels of all timePhenomenal. A 1,200 page definition of revenge..Score: 5/5

Excellent novel!This is the best book that I have read so far. Not only it was hard to put down in the middle of the reading, the scenes of the books stayed with me days after I had finished the book. Wonderful!.Score: 5/5

Terrible translationBad spelling, repeated sections, sections missing entirely. Would not recommend this translation AT ALL..Score: 3/5

So many typosThe book, while long, is fantastic. But this particular copy is filled with typographical errors that it can distract from the reading greatly. But the story is an ageless one, covering all facets of human existence..Score: 4/5

ExcellentHighly detailed, this novel seems to have more in common with a top o the line movie than it does a fiction novel..Score: 5/5

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AmazingBest book ever written!.Score: 5/5

Brilliant!Simply magnificent!.Score: 5/5

Outstanding!This is by far one of the best books I have ever read. As always, it is infinitely better than the movie and a true masterpiece. This is a story you can immerse yourself into and feel as though you are right there as Edmond endures tragedy, pursues revenge, and ultimately finds love. READ THIS BOOK!!!!!.Score: 5/5

A classicA classic everyone should read!.Score: 5/5

Fantastic!!This is a fantastic book, as well as -for good reason- a Classic. Besides, if you're on the fence, you can't beat the price!.Score: 5/5

Many TyposMany glaring typos, and discrepancies between the spelling of names, are present in this edition, which sometimes detracts from the text itself. It does not seem as though any care was taken to proofread this copy....Score: 2/5

The Count of Monte CristoExcellent book, but I was distracted by the large amount of typographical errors. Even a free book should go through spelling and grammar checks..Score: 4/5

Who knew?When Jay, on Modern Family, finds out from Manny that charcuterie is basically cold cuts which he loves, he exclaims, “What an unfortunate name. I’ve been avoiding this stuff for years.” I feel that way about the Count of Monte Cristo. I had for years imagined what this book was about and it was nothing like I imagined it. Adventures, intrigue, betrayal, hate, love. There’s mystery, crime, religion...and pirates. A great book..Score: 5/5

Great story, poorly edited copyThe story is excellent.This copy,however, is full of errors that ought be corrected..Score: 4/5

The Count of Monte ChristoVery interesting book. However the process of digitizing it has been a failure. Unbelievable number of typos and misspellings of names, etc. Every single page has errors..Score: 3/5

Magnificent!A must read for anyone and everyone. Absolutely amazing piece of literature. Dumas will make you feel happiness, misery, anger, surprise so many times that you will laugh out loud, cry, curse, gasp and truly enjoy this wonderful story of Edmond Dantes..Score: 5/5

Oh I wish this story lasted forever!I’ve always heard of this story but never knew it! I understand why it’s a classic! Don’t hesitate. It pulls you instantly in..Score: 5/5

Bklynguy38It a excellent book a must read next to fifty shades of grey.Score: 5/5

Very niceEntertaining escape.Score: 5/5

A Favorite Among the BestA must read!.Score: 5/5

It is a classic....But not necessarily a great classic. I see it more as a 200 year old Nora Roberts novel....Score: 3/5

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander DumasGreat book, had a fair amount of editorial errors.Score: 5/5

Beautiful bookI've read my share of 19th century novels, and this one ranks up near the top. One of the best European novels I've ever read. Every Character in this book has a long backstory, and by the end, I feel that one could write a biography on every major character. Better than the movie!!!!!!!.Score: 5/5

GoodI am unsure if I like this book or not, lol. It was a very difficult read, but at the same time a very good book..Score: 3/5

WowTruly captivating, took me in an incredible journey..Score: 5/5

Must readOne of the best books I’ve ever read!.Score: 5/5

So much loveThe count of monte cristo is undoubtedly one of my favorite works of literature. is it a bit lengthy? yes, but believe me when i tell you that chapters will fly by when you’re reading this. the book filled a space in my heart i didn’t realize was empty before, and i definitely do not regret the damage constantly flipping through page by page did to my eyesight. monte cristo is a classic in the truest sense of the word. timeless, enlightening, a vision in virtual paper and ink—you kind of need to read it..Score: 5/5

Great bookIt's a tough read at first because of the political background that is delivered through a host of several new characters. But once it gets rolling, it is hard to put down. Some great irony with the fathers and the main characters. Some memorable quotes and insightful looks at human frailty and weakness as well as human strengths. The movie barely scratches the surface of the book and it also changes the plot to accommodate a "Hollywood" finish. Well written and complex novel. Glad I read it!.Score: 5/5

Amazing!!!This book has action drama and excitement and much much more... It is supposed to be on everyone's to read list!!!.Score: 5/5

A new favoriteI mostly listened to the audiobook, but had to look up things to reference back a few times, this is an amazing tale that layers characters and plot and I loved it..Score: 5/5

Totally worth it!Incredibly long. Absolutely worth it. One of the best stories I’ve ever read..Score: 5/5

Well KraftedHeld my interest throughout though I feared it would not at times. Engaging human story passionately told!.Score: 5/5

Full of transcription errorsThis is a slashed and ant eaten copy of what is a great book. The accents are messed up, there are transcription errors, the bullet notes almost never match, frequent random all caps lines (maybe to highlight images that are not there?) and generally a brutal read. Try Gutenberg - they actually have editors. For example: Abbè keeps showing as Ab6 and other variations.Score: 2/5

Long and WonderfulThis book (unabridged) is long and wonderful. It gains momentum over the course of reading, and is very satisfying. I have read the whole enormous thing twice now. Suspend your disbelief, enter the world described, and enjoy the ride!.Score: 5/5

AskYou have Tshegofatso.Score: 1/5

The Count of Monte CristoI rate this book as one of the absolutely best books I have ever read. Fantastic!!!! But beware, it will consume you to the point of doing nothing else until it is finished..Score: 5/5

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Love, revenge and hope.A great story that keeps you turning the pages..Score: 5/5

MixedGood story- but took a very long while to tell. If it had been in hard copy I would have been put off by its size. The proof reading and typing is awful- If I had ever done such a poor job I would have been sacked!!!!.Score: 2/5

Great classic story,Great classic story, but the proof reader needs his eyes tested. So many printing errors, repeated passages, it was disappointing..Score: 3/5

Unreadable.Terrible translation with copious spelling and grammatical errors. Had to give up after a few pages, a real shame 🤷🏼‍♀️.Score: 1/5

Poor textI’m halfway through and the abundance of spelling errors, repeated paragraphs and general lack of proof reading has made me doubt what is going on, which of course is ruining a great book that I would recommend getting a good copy of!.Score: 1/5

Just read it.Wonderful story - just start reading. Once you reach the meaty bits you won’t be able to stop. Gripping plot, fascinating characters, human and dramatic, psychological and mysterious, adventure, love, jealousy, trials, imprisonment, tragedy, vengeance, murders, secrets, identity, life, hope… oh, so many words to describe this huge tale. Could be hundreds more. Don’t be put off by age or length - it is a great story above all else and I believe it should be presented and read as one. A shame about the proofreading issues, but they are a problem with this version rather than the story itself. If you can’t ignore them, find another version. Or amuse yourself by fixing them - it would be lovely if someone did, to make a great book more easily readable..Score: 5/5

Terrible proofreadingMany grammatical and spelling mistakes.Score: 1/5

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Book Name:
The Count Of Monte Cristo
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Book Release Date:
1846-01-14
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