The Count of Monte Cristo
Publication Date: March 2004
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Dashing young Edmond Dantes has everything. He is engaged to a beautiful woman, is about to become the captain of a ship, and is well liked by almost everyone. But his perfect life is shattered when he is framed by a jealous rival and thrown into a dark prison cell for 14 years.
The greatest tale of betrayal, adventure, and revenge ever written, "The Count of Monte Cristo" continues to dazzle readers with its thrilling and memorable scenes, including Dantes's miraculous escape from prison, his amazing discovery of a vast hidden treasure, and histransformation into the mysterious and wealthy Count of Monte Cristo-a man whose astonishing thirst for vengeance is as cruel as it is just.
Luc Sante is the author of "Low Life," "Evidence," and "The Factory of Facts," He teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College.