Book :: The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo
By: Alexandre Dumas
Pages: 1243
Published: 1844
Genre(s): Historical Fiction
Adventure
France
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forline forline

I read this in 1977 and it remains one of my all time favorites! WONDERFUL!!!

Jan 4th, 2018

lgpduluth lgpduluth

This is an excellently crafted story. Absolutely worth a read, by father and I love it so much, I got him a biography of Alexandre Dumas' father–– he was supposedly the inspiration.

Feb 11th, 2017

riverwolford riverwolford

Phenomenal story. One of my favorite reads. Tragic, but powerful. A tale of ultimate regret.

Jun 25th, 2016

bryanoz bryanoz

Oct 18th, 2015

MB MB

Such a fun read! Thorouhly enjoyed it.

Jun 1st, 2015

willoyd willoyd

Dec 30th, 2014

jwk jwk

Dec 13th, 2014

Caro60 Caro60

This book is a masterpiece of story telling. The basic plot of innocent man who suffers an injustice and, thanks to gaining access to a fortune, is able to exact his revenge in magnificent style is perhaps not unique. However, what makes this book special is the complexity of the plots that Dumas has woven to finally enable the Count to exact his revenge on those who wronged him. I was left in suspense on many occassions as I wondered when and how each element would come together. There are, however, challenges in considering the high cost of this revenge on others and whether the injustice suffered by one man warrants these outcomes.

Sep 11th, 2014

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Aug 4th, 2014

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Mar 2nd, 2014

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Feb 27th, 2014

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Feb 20th, 2014

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Jul 21st, 2013

rorysthomson rorysthomson

quite simply an enormous tale encompassing the life of one durable soul and the trials of life that he overcame to set right all the wrongs done to him. A fantastic read that will make you feel like you belong to another time and place. The travel narrative will take you on a ride through Europe and beyond as Edmond Dantes, Sinbad the sailor and the Count weave a web of revenge and redemption. I strongly recommend this book to any young men or women who have experienced the agony of bondage or the sorrow of post-youth depression.

Mar 28th, 2013

The Count of Monte Cristo appears on these lists...

14th on 100 Greatest Novels of All Time by The Guardian

65th on Books You Can't Live Without by The Guardian

44th on The Big Read by BBC