This is one of my favorite books.It's a must read Classic! I believe this is one of the greatest novels of all time. The story is amazing. A tale of sweet revenge, filled with mystery, adventure, and a slight touch of romance, What more could a reader possibly want?
This novel qualifies for the title "deep" literature. There are several layers of plot woven together very masterfully. Love, intrigue, action, drama and suspense all roll together in this must-read. It's on my summer reading list every year.
This book may be daunting to some because there are so many pages but once you open the book and start reading, you're mesmerized! Alexandre Dumas knows how to capture his readers and with this book, it was hard to put down. LOVED IT.
What a fantastic read! I was so surprised at how the story grabbed me and pulled me in, especially since The Three Musketeers seemed so dry to me until "The Plot Thickens". This is a classic vengeance novel, and builds slowly and deliberately. My only reservation about it is that the victim who avenges himself shows little remorse about how thoroughly he rips other lives apart. Though there is a strand of thought in the novel devoted to how consuming and ugly vengeance can be, Dumas focuses most of his efforts on the meat of the revenge plot. Despite my reservations, it was a delightful story.
In this ever-popular tale of love and revenge in the post-Napoleonic era, Edmond Dantes, a nineteen-year-old sailor from Marseilles, is soon to be captain of his own ship and to marry his beloved, the beautiful Mercedes. But spiteful enemies provoke his arrest on the very day planned for his wedding, and without ceremony he is condemned to lifelong solitary imprisonment in the notorious Chateau dIf. His sole companion in prison is the crazy priest Faria, who shares with Edmond a secret plan of escape and a map to hidden riches on the island of Monte Cristo. When Faria dies, Edmond attempts the incredible and daring escape plan alone. And finally he is free- and rich beyond imagination- after fourteen years of unjust imprisonment. Keeping his true identity a secret, Edmond enters society as the Count of Monte Cristo, a polite, refined nobleman with a private determination to reclaim his lost loveand to exact a slow, careful revenge upon his accusers.