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  • Published: 7 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9780141392462
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 1282
  • RRP: $45.00

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 beautiful new clothbound edition of 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.

  • Pub date: 7 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9780141392462
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 1282
  • RRP: $45.00

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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