The Count of Monte Cristo

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The Count of Monte Cristo

By Alexandre Dumas; Roger Celestin (Introduction by)

Signet Book, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780451529701, 528pp.

Publication Date: April 5, 2005

In the post-Napoleonic era, Edmond Dantes, a young sailor from Marseilles, is poised to become captain of his own ship and to marry his beloved. But spiteful enemies provoke his arrest, condemning him to lifelong imprisonment. Then Edmond's sole companion in prison reveals his secret plan of escape and a letter with directions to hidden riches on the island of Monte Cristo a treasure trove that will eventually fund Edmund's dream of creating a new identity for himself: the mysterious and powerful Count of Monte Cristo.
In "The Count of Monte Cristo," Alexandre Dumas employed all the elements of compelling drama suspense, intrigue, love, vengeance, rousing adventure, and the triumph of good over evil that contribute to this classic story's irresistible and timeless appeal.

About the Author
Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) was one of the literary lights of France during the Romantic Revolution, his complete works eventually filling over three hundred volumes. George Bernard Shaw described him as "one of the best storytellersa ]that ever lived." The Man in the Iron Mask and The Three Musketeers are available from Brilliance Audio.

Roger Celestin is Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature, University of Connecticut and Co-editor of Sites: The Journal of 20-th century /Contemporary French Studies. Eliane DalMolin is Associate Professor of French and Co-Chair, French Studies, University of Connecticut. She is also Co-Editor of Sites: The Journal of 20th-Century/Contemporary French Studies. Isabelle de Courtivron is Professor of French Studies and Head of the Foreign Languages and Literatures department at MIT.