The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

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Alexandre Dumas père

Word Count

464,162 words

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1,276 pages

Edition Publisher

Penguin Random House

Edition Publish Date

March 27, 2003


ISBN-10: 0140449264

ISBN-13: 9780140449266

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Alexandre Dumas’ classic novel of wrongful imprisonment, adventure and revenge. Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantes is confined to the grim fortress of the Château d’If. There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo and becomes determined not only to escape but to unearth the treasure and use it to plot the destruction of the three men responsible for his incarceration. A huge popular success when it was first serialized in the 1840s, Dumas was inspired by a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment when writing his epic tale of suffering and retribution.