Monday, May 11, 2009

Review: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Title: The Count of Monte Cristo
Author: Alexandre Dumas

Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: May 27, 2003
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0140449264
ISBN-13: 9780140449266

Falsely accused of treason, the young sailor Edmond Dantes is arrested on his wedding day and imprisoned in the island fortress of the Chateau d'If. Having endured years of incarceration, he stages a daring and dramatic escape and sets out to discover the fabulous treasure of Monte Cristo, and to catch up with his enemies.

My rating:

This is truly a classic for me. I love revenge stories and added the bonus of a historical setting and I'm a goner.
A great mixture of drama, romance, thriller and a pirate tale thrown into the mix.

Definitely a keeper.


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