Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

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Title: The Count of Monte Cristo
Author: Alexandre Dumas
Reviewer: Stephanie
Genre: Classical Fiction
Rating: Worship
Alerts/Warnings: None
Premise: Set against the tumultuous years of the post-Napoleonic era, here is the classic tale of 19-year-old Edmond Dantes who on his wedding day is framed for a crime he did not commit. While locked away Edmond learns from another prisoner of a secret treasure on the island of Monte Cristo. Edmond concocts a daring plan to escape and find the treasure. Years later, disguised as a wealthy Count, Edmond returns to his native land to find his enemies and make them pay.(King County Library System)

Opinions: When I was in college my friend, Christie, told me she thought I would enjoy this book. So she lent it too me. So I set to the task of reading this book. (I have only read the abridged version). Two days and 600 pages later I finished this book, and it has been my favorite classical novel ever since.

Edmond Dantes is accused of a crime and wrongfully imprisoned for years until he escapes and through the help of a friend in jail learns of an amazing treasure buried on the Isle of Monte Cristo. Free and wealthy beyond all imagination, Dantes set out to reward and punish those who helped him and destroyed him. This is a novel of creating the perfect revenge. But then what?

I read this book about once a year, and I love it more every time. It is truly a FabulousRead!

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