The Count of Monte Cristo
by Alexandre Dumas
Category: Fiction / General
564 pages; ISBN: 1853267333
Rating: 8/10 (Ratings explained)
The Count of Monte Cristo is the story of a sailor named Edmond Dantes, whose enemies, jealous of his fiance and his job, work together to throw him in prison under false charges of treason. He befriends an old priest there, who gives him the secret of a fabulous treasure hidden on the island of Monte Cristo. When Edmond escapes from the prison, he claims the treasure, calls himself the Count of Monte Cristo, and begins to seek his revenge...
Doesn`t that sound good? I can`t put it down for a minute, even though I`ve read it before. The best thing, probably, is the plot. How does Alexander Dumas do it? I have no idea. You just have to read this book. The characters are so alive, it`s almost strange. And the story comes alive!
The characters in this story are all very well drawn, and the Count, especially, is amazing. These people seem too real to be just a story, you almost expect to meet them!
One of the objections I had, though, was at the end of the book. The overlapping plots can get very confusing, and sometimes you have to stop and think for a minute on who`s who. But still, a great book. Read it!
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