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The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics) (original 1844; edition 2003)

by Alexandre Dumas père

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Title:The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics)
Authors:Alexandre Dumas père
Info:Penguin Classics (2003), Paperback, 1312 pages
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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas père (1844)

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The Count of Monte Cristo is a novel about an adventure of a sailorman. In his adventure he faced some struggles that encourage him about life. His struggles first make him into an antagonist character, but he ends with a realization.

Nevertheless, this novel has its strength and weakness that the reader may notice. The moral value that taught us about the importance of life is one of the strength from this book. Well, on the other hand, the relationship between each character may be distructed the readers concentration which is one of the weakness from this novel.

Regarding with the strength and weakness of this novel there are things that must be improved, but the point is don't make the reader in complicated situation. Most people interested with books which is not too complicated, avoiding the reader from confusion. However, the important thing is the lessons that the reader may get from the book.
  DevaTulong | Dec 6, 2016 |
The Count Of Monte Cristo is a novel which about a very skilled sailer named Edmond Dantes who has a promising future. Even though Dantes is a harmless character with hopes of Success, three antagonists in the novel still end up causing Dante's downfall.

One of the weaknesses that the book has, I think is its length. The storyline of the book is too long and some times makes the reader bored. the beginning is filled with events, the middle and end of the novel are long and slow. The language also is using old english which is difficult to understand sometimes. Even this book has weaknesses but still it has the strength, in my opinion the strength of this book is the plot of this book that make the reader keep on reading this book, At times it got very confusing but in the end it made sense.

I strongly reccommended this book to read because this is can teach us so many lessons for our life which do not jelous to the other and always be satisfied of what we have. ( )
  fpangkey | Dec 3, 2016 |
The Count of Monte Cristo is a book which tells a story about a young, potential sailor which have to suffer because of some of his friend betray him, but the he stood back and revenge himself and punish all who make him suffer.

One of the weaknesses that the book has, I think was the storyline that is too long, and the other weakness is the language that is used inside the story. Even though there are some weaknesses, still the “strong” side of the book has overcome the weaknesses. The Count of Monte Cristo is one of those books that can make the readers to be “inside” the book. It means that the readers can almost, see, and even hear all of the events that occur in the story by the words of the writer inside the book that describes everything in such a detail style. The book brings up the curiosity of the readers about what will happen next, and make the readers guessing all the time through the story.

This book is highly recommended for those readers who want to get a little thrill mixed with a love story, combined by a high level and colorful language. ( )
  alexmanoi | Dec 3, 2016 |
The uses of a book is to read that especially if its a good book. The Count of Monte Cristo is a book that is written by Alexander. I read this book once but it kept popped out in my mind. Hows the book make me feel and hows the book make me imaginating about the scene in the book. In every book there must be strength and also the weakness in it. I'm the kind of people who belive that if i have been given two news, one is a good news and the other one is a bad news, they will choose the bad one first for them to know. So i will tell you first about the weakness of this book.

Based on my opinion this book is very predictable. The plot of a story is predictable for me because this story is only about the main character love life, he is having an enemy, and the revenge.

The strength of this book is the way of how the author tells the story is very impressive. How he manage in using what words so that the readers could imagine the same thing as he is and he really did a great job. This story is very good.

I like this book. At the beginning i didnt say that i like this book, thinking that i will like this book can be 0% but at the end i like the book. I recommend you people outside to read The count of Monte Cristo because it is a very nice book to read. ( )
  sharongabriel | Dec 1, 2016 |
This has been on my "to read" list for years and now that I have read it was it worth the time? In a word, yes.

You have probably seen one or more of the many film adaptations of this novel but none of them match the breadth and depth of the book. A classic tale of a wronged man wreaking revenge upon his tormentors, the Count of Monte Cristo boasts a huge page count, a vast cast of characters and a meticulously worked plot. Dumas may not have been the world's greatest novelist, but he knew how to tell a tale and this new Penguin translation serves his story well.

It is interesting to note that his original intention was to simply have the Count show up in Rome and then Paris and exact revenge. It was his collaborator, Maquet, who suggested filling in The Count's back story - the betrayal, arrest and false imprisonment of Edmond Dantes, who would later escape and transform himself into the avenging angel of Monte Cristo. This is crucial in grounding the Count's actions. We always remember that behind the aristocrat there is the simple young sailor, Dantes.

Indeed the first part of the book is one of its most gripping sections as Edmond is caught in a web of lies and deceit and everything is taken away from him on the eve of his greatest happiness. That and his imprisonment and escape are superbly told chapters and give purpose to Dantes' later actions as the Count.

That's not to say the book is perfect. After his escape Dantes vanishes for nine years before reappearing in Italy as The Count of Monte Cristo. At first it's unclear what this part, where he entertains two young noblemen has to do with anything. That only becomes clear later. But it's an interesting part of the story. Where the story starts to sag a bit is when we finally get to Paris and find out what became of Dantes' betrayers. Dumas takes a very long time to weave the Count's web of revenge and then tighten the strands. Dumas was paid by the line and it starts to show here.

But once the noose starts to tighten around the people who wronged him the story picks up again and his revenge is exacted, sometimes at a terrible cost.

The Count of Monte Cristo is one of the great popular novels and helped to shape the form of the novel into the 20th century. It's themes of revenge, redemption and salvation have been echoed in innumerable books. It is one of the foundation stones of modern storytelling and well worth your time. ( )
  David.Manns | Nov 28, 2016 |
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Edmond Dantes je plemenit, lep, mladi mornar zaljubljen u predivnu Mercedes. Danglers koji želi da se dočepa njegovog zlata, Kaderus, lupež koji želi ličnu osvetu i zli general Mondego koji želi Mercedes za ženu, optužuju Edmunda za pljačku upravo na dan njegov venčanja i on biva zatvoren u zloglasni zatvor Sato D'if. Bežeci iz zatvora, na zabačenom ostrvu pronalazi ogromno blago. U Pariz se vraća kao bogati i misteriozni grof Monte Kristo. Kako bih isterao pravdu i sprao ljagu sa svog imena - uz pomoć tri nova i urnebesna prijatelja!
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Dumas père, Alexandreprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bair, LowellTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Binni, LanfrancoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Botto, MargheritaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Buss, RobinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Clapham, MarcusAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Coward, DavidRevised translationsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Coward, DavidIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Maurois, AndréIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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blurb: This enduringly popular tale of live and vengeance in the post Napoleonic era follows Edmond Dantes as he prepares to captain his own ship and marry his beloved Mercedes. But on his wedding day, he is betrayed by spiteful enemies and arrested on trumped up charges. Condemned to lifelong imprisonment, he befriends Abbe Faria, a priest and fellow inmate with an escape plan. When Abbe Faria dies, Edmond escapes alone. Free at last, and incredibly wealthy, Edmond enters society posing as the brooding and mysterious count of Monte Cristo to reclaim his lost love and exact a terrible vengeance from his accusers.
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Edmund Dantes, unjustly convicted of aiding the exiled Napoleon, escapes after fourteen years of imprisonment and seeks revenge in Paris.

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