The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo

By Alexandre Dumas

  • Release Date: 1846-01-14
  • Genre: Classics
The Count of Monte Cristo book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 2,009 Ratings)

The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

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Alexandre Dumas’ classic paints a portrait of Edmond Dantès, a dark and calculating man who is willing to wait years to exact his perfect plan for revenge. After his so-called friends frame him for treason, Dantès is sentenced to life imprisonment in a grim island fortress on what was supposed to be his wedding day. After 14 years, he manages to escape prison, but he is unable to free himself from an all-consuming fury. Instead, Dantès spends a decade carrying out the plan for revenge he conceived while behind bars, bringing nightmarish ruination to those who once betrayed him-and second chances to those who tried to save him.

When it was first published in 1844, The Count of Monte Cristo quickly became the best-selling book in all of Europe. Dumas’ novel was ahead of its time, an exciting tale of adventure, treasure, secret identities, and daring escapes. It also reads like an early psychological thriller, leaving readers uneasy as they cheer Dantès on in his vengeful quest. It’s no wonder this book has inspired dozens of screen adaptations!

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User reviews about this book

  • Epic saga and exactly like real life

    By Captaingeorge3
    I love the fact that the hero is a sailor and makes his way through the many complications of life. Much of what happens concerns the very rich and noble and those who scramble to become part of that club. Trust no one is the right message.
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    By guards lie
    Great book and it’s a wonderful
  • Great Read 💗

    By *yrith*
    I always thought the Count was sexy. I used to daydream about going back in time and being swept away by his charms. I could read this book and fall in love for the first time again and again just like I did when I was twelve!
  • Great read

    By Rob5197
    Good read with a much different outcome than the movie.
  • The story is good, however

    By Bookworm 5732
    There are a bunch of typos that need fixing. I’d suggest looking for another version.
  • Great story!

    By Mississippi gregroy
    Beautiful, moving, and powerful!
  • Full of transcription errors

    By sarajp
    This is a slashed and ant eaten copy of what is a great book. The accents are messed up, there are transcription errors, the bullet notes almost never match, frequent random all caps lines (maybe to highlight images that are not there?) and generally a brutal read. Try Gutenberg - they actually have editors. For example: Abbè keeps showing as Ab6 and other variations
  • i love this book!

    By tedact
    alexandre dumas is the paradox. a boy so young, who suffered so much, yet possessed a penchant for relating life’s vicissitudes with a message: “awake refreshed, renewed, for the pain is now gone, and in forgivenesses of unwanted desire, the dreams of the boy inside can come true.”
  • The Count of Monte Cristo

    By just let me to see my stuff
    Excellent reading, the book was better than the movie Kevin
  • Did anyone edit this version???

    By dnat314
    This version of the book has a ridiculous amount of typos, spelling errors, and other editing issues. It’s as if it was not reviewed at all before being published. Paragraphs are repeated, so many words are misspelled, and words are missing. This book is already hard to read and the lack of editing in this version makes it even more difficult to read. I guess you get what you pay for...

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