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  • Published: 2 September 2002
  • ISBN: 9780375760303
  • Imprint: Random House USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $26.99

The Count Of Monte Cristo




Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantes is confined to the grim fortress of the Château d'If.

A popular bestseller since its publication in 1844, The Count of Monte Cristo is one of the great page-turning thrillers of all time. Set against the tumultuous years of the post-Napoleonic era, Dumas's grand historical romance recounts the swashbuckling adventures of Edmond Dant's, a dashing young sailor falsely accused of treason. The story of his long imprisonment, dramatic escape, and carefully wrought revenge offers up a vision of France that has become immortal. As Robert Louis Stevenson declared, 'I do not believe there is another volume extant where you can breathe the same unmingled atmosphere of romance.…

  • Published: 2 September 2002
  • ISBN: 9780375760303
  • Imprint: Random House USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $26.99

About the author

Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas was a French playwright, historian and prolific novelist, penning a string of successful books including The Three Musketeers (1844), The Count of Monte Cristo (1845), and Twenty Years After(1845). His novels have been translated into a hundred different languages and inspired over two hundred films. In his day Dumas was as famous for his financial irresponsibility and flamboyant lifestyle as for his writing. Dumas died in 1870.

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Praise for The Count Of Monte Cristo

“A piece of perfect storytelling.” —Robert Louis Stevenson

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