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  • Published: 7 May 2009
  • ISBN: 9781841593203
  • Imprint: Everyman
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 1240
  • RRP: $35.00

The Count of Monte Cristo




This extraordinary tale, set against the dramatic upheavals of the years after Napoleon, is more than an adventure story. It is an epic of justice, retribution and self-discovery matched only by Les Misérables in the France of its time.

On the day of his wedding, Edmond Dantes, master mariner, is arrested in Marseille on trumped-up charges and spirited away to the cellars of the Chateau d'If, an impregnable sea fortress in which he is imprisoned indefinitely. Escaping from the chateau by a series of daring manoeuvres, he unearths a great treasure on the island of Monte Cristo, buried there by a former fellow prisoner who bequeaths to him the secret of its whereabouts. Thus armed with unimaginable wealth and embittered by his long imprisonment, he resolves to devote his life to tracking down and punishing those responsible.
This classic nineteenth-century translation has been revised and updated by Peter Washington, with an introduction by award-winning novelist Umberto Eco.

  • Published: 7 May 2009
  • ISBN: 9781841593203
  • Imprint: Everyman
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 1240
  • RRP: $35.00

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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