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  • Published: 3 March 2006
  • ISBN: 9780451529701
  • Imprint: Signet
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $12.99

The Count of Monte Cristo




Beautiful new clothbound edition of Dumas's classic novel of wrongful imprisonment, adventure and revenge

In his rousing adventure story, Alexandre Dumas employs all the elements of compelling drama—suspense, intrigue, love, vengeance, and the triumph of good over evil—that contribute to this classic novel’s irresistible and timeless appeal.

In the post-Napoleonic era, a young sailor from Marseilles is poised to become captain of his own ship and marry his beloved. But jealous enemies provoke his arrest, condemning Edmond Dantès to lifelong imprisonment in the infamous Château d’If. There, his sole companion reveals his secret plan to escape, as well as the location of a trove of riches hidden on a remote island. Determined to avenge himself against the men that conspired to destroy him, the newly free Edmond uses the treasure to forge a mysterious and powerful new identity: the Count of Monte Cristo.

  • Published: 3 March 2006
  • ISBN: 9780451529701
  • Imprint: Signet
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $12.99

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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