Monday, December 17, 2012

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas, is the story of Edmond Dantes, a young Frenchman who seemingly has it all...that is until the jealousy of "friends" brings forth an accusation of treason...followed by his subsequent wedding-day arrest for the alleged crimes.

Dantes is sentenced to life in the infamous Chateau d'lf prison, where the most dangerous political prisoners are imprisoned. During his imprisonment, Dantes meets Abbe Faria, an Italian priest who was jailed for his political views. While imprisoned together, Faria educates Dantes teaching him languages, philosophy, science, and history...As their friendship grows, Faria tells Dantes of a great treasure he has hidden on the island of Monte Cristo...he explains its where-abouts and leaves it to Dantes should he ever escape Chateau d'lf...

Don't be intimidated by the more than 1,400 pages...the constant adventure will keep you engaged won't want to put it down...if you love classics, the Count of Monte Cristo is a must-read!


  1. This is one of the BEST books I've ever read. One of the first "liteature" books I read back in high school that I could not put down. It's a wonderful story of overcoming persecution and getting back to your life. The movie version was done well too but the book is much more wonderful :)

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  2. I've never read this one before - but maybe I will now!

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  3. I hope you're having a great week my dear!
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