The Count of Monte Cristo (Dover Books on Literature & Drama) (Abridged / Paperback)

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A piece of perfect storytelling. -- Robert Louis Stevenson. First published in 1844, The Count of Monte Cristo remains one of literature's greatest adventures. Based on actual events, this sweeping historical romance, considered to be Dumas' finest work, recounts the story of Edmond Dant's, a gallant young sailor whose life takes a bitter turn when, during the final days of Napoleon's reign, he is falsely accused of treason and condemned to lifelong imprisonment. After languishing for many years in a fetid dungeon, he makes his dramatic escape. In a labyrinthine tale plump with themes of justice, vengeance, lost love, and mercy and forgiveness, Dant's is now free to play out his elaborate plans of revenge on those who betrayed him.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780486456430
ISBN-10: 0486456439
Abridged: Yes
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: February 27th, 2007
Pages: 427
Language: English
Series: Dover Books on Literature & Drama