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Subject: After months and months of seeing Dumas' works pop up in various threads...
Date Posted: 7/20/2010 11:20 PM ET
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I broke down today and bought The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo. Now I can't decide which to read first. I feel like I should do TM first, just b/c it's such a popular one. But I'm feeling more excited about CoMC. Advice, input?

I probably won't get to either right away, as I'm currently reading SKP's Falls the Shadow, and after this I need to go ahead and read a library book before the due date comes (Tasha Alexander's Tears of Pearl.)

So in all likelihood I'm a book away from Dumas, but I'm soooo ready to dive in!

Date Posted: 7/20/2010 11:26 PM ET
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The only Dumas I've read is "Three Musketeers" but I am definitely thinking I need to read more too.

Enjoy!

Date Posted: 7/21/2010 7:11 AM ET
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I got the FreeBook app on my Iphone...they have a long list of Dumas books.   I downloaded Three Musketeers, Count of Monte Cristo and Georges.  They also had Man in the Iron Mask, which is one of my favorite movies. Now when I'll actually get to read them is a whole 'nother story!

Date Posted: 7/21/2010 7:39 AM ET
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I got his entire works for my Kindle; I'm saving them for this winter.  Arika, I would definitely read the one you are more excited about...if you're like me, you would read TM, but be thinking of the Count the whole time! 

Date Posted: 7/21/2010 8:01 AM ET
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The Count of Monte Cristo is my favorite.

Date Posted: 7/21/2010 11:02 AM ET
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I don't know why I do this, but I'll often find myself putting off reading books I really want to read. As if there are a limited number of good ones out there! lol

Date Posted: 7/21/2010 12:36 PM ET
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Arika, I do the exact same thing! 

Date Posted: 7/21/2010 1:30 PM ET
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The Count is excellent, but I hope you got an unabridged version. The entire Musketeer series is awesome, as well as his series on the French Revolution. I need to finish the Valois series (first up is La Reine Margot) with Chico the Jester and The Fortyfive Guardsmen.

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Date Posted: 7/21/2010 2:05 PM ET
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BTW, anyone who cares (or can) read online can do so here, http://www.archive.org/stream/worksofdumas18dumaiala#page/n5/mode/2up

Date Posted: 7/21/2010 3:43 PM ET
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We'll have to compare notes on TM and CoMC. I purchased both this week to read on my Droid phone with the Kindle app. I'm just getting started on TM, which is the Pevear translation (Penguin Classics). CoMC is also the unabridged Penguin edition with translation by Robin Buss. Buss's translations have been raved about; he also did one of a novel called "The Women's War."

Date Posted: 7/21/2010 4:17 PM ET
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I have Women's War on the pile somewhere. I read the Penguin Classics version of Count and I assume its the same translation as Felicia mentioned.