The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo

By Alexandre Dumas

  • Release Date: 1844-02-21
  • Genre: Classics
Score: 4.5
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From 899 Ratings

Description

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?

Reviews

  • The count of monte cristo

    5
    By brendamarmon
    Absolutely the best book- marvelous color, wonderful powerful writing-I am exhausted by this book-should be required reading.
  • Incredible reading experience

    5
    By rexarcad
    I’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.
  • Excellent Read

    5
    By 09653751
    This 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.
  • Amazing!!!!!

    5
    By Coolbro009
    This book is amazing, you have to read it, it is an extraordinary book many crazy things happening at once, go check it out!!!!!!!!!!
  • New to me, loved it

    5
    By DenGla7
    I 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.
  • Complete Revenge

    5
    By Toni FGMAMTC
    No 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.
  • CLASSIC FOR A VERY GOOD REASON

    5
    By Hiakava
    Everyone 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!
  • Great

    5
    By Frero v.
    Must read
  • The best book ever!

    5
    By Martha n kansas
    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.
  • The Count of Monte Christo

    5
    By MHJoe
    I 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