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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
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The Count of Monte Cristo (original 1844; edition 2004)

by Alexandre Dumas, Luc Sante (Introduction)

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The Count of Monte Cristo is the tense and exciting story of Edmond Dantes, a man on the threshold of a bright career and a happy marriage, who is imprisoned in the island fortress of the Chateau d'If on a false political charge. After staging a dramatic escape, he finds the fabulous treasure of Monte Cristo which makes him wealthy. He then sets upon the course of revenge against his old enemies.… (more)
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Title:The Count of Monte Cristo
Authors:Alexandre Dumas
Other authors:Luc Sante (Introduction)
Info:Barnes & Noble Classics (2004), Edition: Abridged, Paperback, 608 pages
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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas père (1844)

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    The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas (caflores)
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    The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester (rareflorida)
    rareflorida: An old SciFi classic based upon The Count of Monte Cristo. Be patient because the begining of the story may be frustrating but you will eventually see the intelligence.
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    Les Misérables by Victor Hugo (VictoriaPL)
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    The Black Tulip by Alexandre père Dumas (2below)
    2below: These stories share some key themes and plot elements. It's not nearly as epic as The Count of Monte Cristo but makes for an interesting comparison.
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    The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy (SandSing7)
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    Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand (VictoriaPL)
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    Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott (SandSing7)
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    The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas (keeneam)
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    Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini (MarcusBrutus)
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    The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox (citygirl)
    citygirl: Another detailed, intricately plotted revenge tale.
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    Selected Short Stories by Guy de Maupassant (bokai)
    bokai: While Maupassant's power is in his slice of life short stories told in an objective narrative voice and Dumas is the master of the thousand page epic told (see more) in highly sympathetic narration, both authors evoke images of the same France and are unequaled in their skill at bringing character and conflict to life. A short by Maupassant is a great way to break up the lengthy prose of Dumas, and Dumas, in turn, expands and elaborates the world that Maupassant provides only glimpses of.… (more)
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    The Count of Monte Cristo [2002 film] by Kevin Reynolds (Waldstein)
    Waldstein: Fascinating interpretation. Very free and very different. Really an independent work of art. If not superior to the novel, certainly not inferior to it either. Great script, superb cast, beautiful music, gorgeous production design.
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    The Three Musketeers Twenty Years After The Vicomte of Bragelonne Ten Years Later Louise de la Valliere The Man in the Iron Mask (The Complete d'Artagnan Romances): Completed Second Edition by Alexandre Dumas (MarcusBrutus)
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    elizabeth.a.coates: Both are adventure stories that take place over a number of years and deal with riches, revenge, and romance
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    lilisin: "Queen of the South" is a modern retake on "The Count". Not my favorite read but you can definitely see the parallels.
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    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (TomWaitsTables)
    TomWaitsTables: The story of a man consumed by his obsession, but instead of revenge, Gatsby is chasing the American dream.
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This is by far one of my favorite fiction books. There were parts that dragged on, but overall, I loved the book. I’m a big fan of the movie, and the book is WAY better. Alexandre Dumas is a renown author, and it’s easy to see why. I really want to read some of his other books, now. ( )
  historybookreads | Jul 26, 2021 |
classic fiction (revenge/suspense). ( )
  reader1009 | Jul 3, 2021 |
I originally read this book after seeing the film that came out in 2002. I really enjoyed the film and thought I'd take a chance. This is one of the rare occasions where I enjoyed both the book and the film for entirely different reasons. The film is a good adventure story, entertaining and enjoyable. The book is much harder to define and while it doesn't have the same fairy tale ending as the movie, I found it much more satisfying. The book didn't make me like the movie any less, however, because they were really two different stories. ( )
  youngheart80 | Jun 15, 2021 |
Wow! Inspired by a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment, author Alexandre Dumas (1802-70) wrote a novel of suffering and revenge for the ages, featuring the transformation of a man imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, into the near-divine title character. Long, but one of the best books you'll ever read in your life. ( )
  Jimbookbuff1963 | Jun 5, 2021 |
Now, I want to watch a movie to see what they felt could be left out. ( )
  KittyCunningham | Apr 26, 2021 |
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Dumas père, Alexandreprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bair, LowellTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Binni, LanfrancoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Botto, MargheritaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brom, PavelIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bromova, DagmarIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Buss, RobinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Clapham, MarcusAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Coward, DavidIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Coward, DavidRevised translationsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fabre, Francois-XavierCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Finne, JalmariTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Franceschini, EmilioTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hasenbein, MeinhardÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Homewood, BillNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lee, JohnNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mathias, RobertCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Maurois, AndréIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moncada, JesúsTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Paduano, GuidoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schaeffer, MeadIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wren, KeithIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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On February 24, 1815, the lookout of Notre-Dame de la Garde signalled the three-master, the Pharaon, coming from Smyrna, Trieste, and Naples.
On February 24, 1815, the lookout at Notre-Dame de la Garde signalled the arrival of the three-master Pharaon, coming from Smyrna, Trieste and Naples. (Robin Buss)
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The Count of Monte Cristo is the tense and exciting story of Edmond Dantes, a man on the threshold of a bright career and a happy marriage, who is imprisoned in the island fortress of the Chateau d'If on a false political charge. After staging a dramatic escape, he finds the fabulous treasure of Monte Cristo which makes him wealthy. He then sets upon the course of revenge against his old enemies.

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