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The Count of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo
Author: Alexandre Dumas
For nineteen-year-old Edmond Dantes, life is sweet. Soon to be captain of his own ship, he is also about to be married to his true love, Mercedes. But suddenly everything turns sour. On the joyous day of his wedding he is arrested and -- without a fair trial -- condemned to solitary confinement in the miserable Chateau d'If! The charges? Faked! ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780451521958
ISBN-10: 0451521951
Pages: 528
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4.2 stars, based on 107 ratings
Publisher: Signet Classics
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed The Count of Monte Cristo on + 38 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 14
For those who care, this is an abridged version of the Dumas classic.
reviewed The Count of Monte Cristo on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 10
Please note that this ISBN #0760723788 is the Abridged Version.
BaileysBooks avatar reviewed The Count of Monte Cristo on + 902 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
This is one of my all-time favorite books. I have only read the unabridged version so I cannot compare how much more in-depth it is compared to an abridged version. Even though this book is long, I cannot imagine how any part of the story could be omitted for the sake of brevity.

I was completely engrossed in the story from the very beginning. This book is a true classic and is well worth the time it takes to invest in reading it. Don't let the thickness of this book turn you away...Even at the very end I was still left wanting more.
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Helpful Score: 3
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?
reviewed The Count of Monte Cristo on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Abridged version... about a third as long as the original 1600 pages, but still good.
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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.


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