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ISBN: 0553213504

ISBN13: 9780553213508

The Count of Monte Cristo

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Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read A popular bestseller since its publication in 1844, The Count of Monte Cristo is one of the great page-turning thrillers of all time. Set against the tumultuous years of the post-Napoleonic era, Alexandre Dumas's grand historical romance recounts the swashbuckling adventures of Edmond Dant s, a dashing young sailor falsely accused of treason. The story of his long imprisonment,...

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7 ratings

Take me to the Unabridged!(James Brown Style)

Great price for a great classic, cannot wait to read it, however i found my edition to be the bland old abridged version by B&N. So check carefully at the edition details. Gotta get me that unabridged version!


The Count of Monte Cristo was a fantastic read. It was enthralling, adventurous, and always kept me on my feet. I would recommend him to anyone. I loved it so much I finished it in a little under 2 days.


I was pleased with my purchase it came very quickly and the price was great.

Absolutely wonderful! Definately a 4-5 star book!

I think that Count is a really good book. I was hesitant to read it, at first, but once I got started, I couldn't stop. The action, once it gets started, is amazing. There's never a dull moment. Alexandre Dumas has created a wonderful picture of life in 18th century France.

Alexandre Dumas - Creative Writer or Tedious Instinct?

My AP English teacher recommended this book for me to read over the monthly required reading list, and I thought, "Oh great, what a great idea....". But it was for two months because of its length, so I took it.Each chapter includes a specific idea to the plot that keeps you wanting to read more. I would bring this book to work and read a chapter a day during my 15 minute break and would go overboard reading two chapters because it just keeps getting better and better! Each new idea came as a surprise for me, and so much is in it that I would recommend it to anyone who wants a good book.Alexandre Dumas sure knew what he was doing when he read this, so I definitely recommend this.

Count of Monte Cristo Day

If you've ever thought life was unfair, you need to read this book. Revenge has never been so complete, and the avenger even has a spiritual awakening at the end. There's sword fights for guys and fancy clothes and romances for the girls. I first read the abridged version in the 8th grade, I read the full version a year later, and I'm reading it again right now. It's really that good. Any crime-ring or revenge themed book you will ever read draws references from this Dumas classic. And hey, there's a movie now too!(p.s. this is coming from a now 18-year-old actress with a very short attention span)

The Unabridgement Is Well Worth The Time !!!

This is more of a note to compare the Oxford unabridged version to abridged versions of this story.Previously, I read an abridgement of The Count of Monte Cristo and enjoyed it thoroughly. The story is a classic Man-Done-Wrong-Wreaks-Revenge tale.Eventually, I decided to read the unabridged version, even though it is over 1,000 pages, and I'm exceedingly glad that I did!There is an incredible amount of tension in this book, which miraculously enough is retained throughout the entire work. In the unabridged version, the reader is inserted into the story in a "you are there" sense, moment by moment, which is, in my opinion, the thing that retains this tension.Not to disparage the abridgement, but - in shortening the story - the reader is sometimes not a participant in the storyline, but merely hears about the events in an off-hand summary. As a result of this, part of the soul of the book is removed.That is a shame - especially with this work - because you are partly robbed of the emotional reward of following Edmond Dantes' journal from hell along his complicated strategy to struggle toward heaven ... which is a long journey from Marseilles!You should set aside the time to read the unabridged version of this work! You will not feel the time a useless sacrifice!

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Published by Beth Clark • August 03, 2018
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