His works are riveting, fastpaced adventure tales that blend history and fiction. I like to think of him as historys ultimate underdog, says author tom reiss. Then edmonds sole companion in prison reveals his secret plan of escape and a letter with directions to hidden riches on the island of monte cristoa treasure. Alexandre dumass most popular book is the count of monte cristo. His books have been translated into more than 100 languages. When dantes is unfairly given a lifeprison sentence by his enemies villefort, danglars, and fernand, he spends every waking moment planning his revenge. His father was somewhat of an adventurersoldier, a mulatto, and was not a favorite of napoleon because of his staunch republicanism.
Years later, paris is intrigued by the mysterious count of monte cristo, who bursts onto the paris social scene with his millions. How a gardener may get rid of the dormice that eat his peaches. Alexandre dumas 18021870, french novelist and playwright, as one of the most famous and prolific french writers of the nineteenth century, producing some 250 books. Choose the part of the count of monte cristo which you want to read from the table of contents to get started. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. The count of monte cristo by alexandre dumas is the ultimate novel of retribution. The count of monte cristo is a rollicking boys own adventure of suffering and revenge and has long sat as my favourite novel ever since i first read it. Not on the same night, as he had intended, but the next morning, the count of monte cristo went out by the barrier denfer, taking the road to orleans.
The count of monte cristo by alexandre dumas 1802 1870 is one of the best books that i have read, and if you love a good story filled with drama, then this is the book for you. The plot is taking place before and after napoleons reign from 1815 to 1844. The book presents the life and career of dumas as a soldier and officer during the french revolution, as well as his military service in italy during the french revolutionary wars and later in egypt under napoleon. His books have used in producing almost two hundred movies dating back to. Like many of his novels, it was expanded from plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter auguste maquet. The theme of the count of monte cristo is one of vengeance and forgiveness, power and powerlessness. Is the book the count of monte cristo worth reading. Complete 5 volumes by alexander dumas, first published in 1889. With high adventure, derringdo and thrills to keep the drowsiest sunbather awake, this is perfect holiday reading.
I once had someone ask me why did i bother reading it and just watch one of the many movies instead. The unheralded coauthor of the count of monte cristo. According to luc sante, the count of monte cristo has become a fixture of western civilizations literature, as inescapable and immediately identifiable as mickey mouse, noahs flood, and the story of little red riding hood. Glory, revolution, betrayal and the real count of monte cristo. Many people, however, dont know that the film was based on. Last, but certainly not least, its important not to overlook the many allusions to history and literature that dumas has packed in you can see the list over in the shoutout section. Alexandre dumas author, alexander dumas author published by pearson education 20120730, harlow 2012.
One of the most widely read french authors famed for his historical fiction of high adventure, alexandre dumas 18021870 wrote more than a hundred plays and novels, including the famous three musketeers trilogy, the count of monte cristo, and the man in the iron mask. Spark notes the count of monte cristo by alexandre dumas, sparknotes editors and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Another important work by dumas, written before his work. Novels similar to the count of monte cristo mobileread. The count of monte cristo by alexandre dumas, pere styled bylimpidsoft. The count of monte cristo penguin classics alexandre dumas, robin buss isbn. Basically, im looking for a novel that has a compelling storyline, lots of twists, adventure, tragedy, thriller. The count of monte cristo begins as a tale of envy and jealousy realized by calumny, treachery, prejudice, injustice, and damnation heaped upon a poor and guileless young sailor. The protagonist of this novel is a man of mixed race, a rare allusion to dumass own african ancestry. It is one of the authors most popular works, along with the three musketeers. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter auguste maquet.
Read the count of monte cristo online, free books by. Contents chapter 11 chapter 228 chapter 350 chapter 481 chapter 5101 chapter 6144 chapter 7178 chapter 8205 i. The count of monte cristo is my favourite novel of all time and ever since ive read it nine months ago ive been really wanting to find and read books that are similar to it. Alexandre dumas biography alexandre dumas, the author of the three musketeers and the count of monte cristo, among scores of other novels, was born on july 24, 1802. The count of monte cristo is an adventure novel by french author alexandre dumas pere completed in 1844.
The count of monte cristo full audiobook by alexandre. Books by alexandre dumas author of the count of monte cristo. Read the count of monte cristo, free online version of the book by alexandre dumas pere, on. The count of monte cristo two volumes leatherbound. Alexander dumas 18021870, author of more than ninety plays and many novels, was well known in parisian society and was a contemporary of victor hugo. Alexandre dumas has 2638 books on goodreads with 2268198 ratings.
The count of monte cristo is a popular book by alexandre dumas pere. A brilliant book by one of historys most original writers and creators of great heroes. The count of monte cristo, romantic novel by french author alexandre dumas pere, published serially in 184446 and in book form in. Its a great book but the version i bought was advertised as having a free audio book with it. The count of monte cristo 1844 was one of french authors alexandre dumass most popular works, a great example of romanticism.
Level 5 by alexandre dumas and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Chapter 9231 chapter 10247 chapter 11271 chapter 12295 chapter 316 chapter 14337 chapter 15364 chapter 16405 chapter 17438 chapter 18501. Alexandre dumas peres the count of monte cristo consists of 117 parts for ease of reading. Buy the count of monte cristo wordsworth classics new edition by alexandre dumas isbn. It is one of the authors more popular works, along with the three musketeers. Alexandre dumas author of the count of monte cristo. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. I mistakenly thought that the free audio book would be the count of monte cristo, since thats the kindle book i bought. Glory, revolution, betrayal, and the real count of monte cristo is a 2012 biography of general thomasalexandre dumas written by tom reiss. Count of monte cristo by dumas, first edition abebooks. Count monte cristo by dumas abebooks shop for books.
Based on a true story, it recounts the story of edouard dantes, his betrayal and imprisonment in the sinister chateau dif. Many of his novels, including the count of monte cristo, the three. I was very captivated and wanted to find out how the story ended. Riveting tale of romantic rivalries, struggles for power, daring escapes, clever disguises, buried treasure, and solemn promises. Eventually, the evil is more than reversed, initially by revenge, which in time is tempered by love, empathy, pure good luck. He is credited with revitalizing the historical novel in france.
But monte cristo, in contrast, recognizes all of his enemies all now wealthy and influential men. The count of monte cristo book center the 100 greatest. But as one would expect from a book of about 0 pages, there are some fillers 34 chapters you can skim through. The count of monte cristo is a big book, and it requires more than a bit of discipline and patience to finish. A few years ago, one of my friends convinced me to read it, but i was really not looking forward to it. The count of monte cristo bring the classics to life. Leaving the village of linas, without stopping at the telegraph, which flourished its great bony. He is best known for his historical novels the three musketeers and the count of monte cristo, and he was among the first authors to fully exploit the possibilities of the serial novel. The count of monte cristo begins just before the hundred days period when napoleon returned to power after his exile. The first of many adaptations was the silent film in 1908 starring hobart bosworth pictured below. Spam or selfpromotional the list is spam or selfpromotional.38 596 104 676 527 1345 543 189 1372 1316 500 47 139 1287 768 1461 26 563 1122 306 799 517 95 366 1607 205 389 699 434 1236 67 337 614 801 917 90 818