Re-Read on audio and still on my favorites list! I never in a million years would have thought I would love this book! I never thought I would like something like this book.
There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo and becomes determined not only to escape but to unearth the treasure and use it to plot the destruction of the three men responsible for his incarceration. A huge popular success when it was first serialized in the s, Dumas was inspired by a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment when writing his epic tale of suffering and retribution.
In particular, I would refer you to the Roman Bandits chapter which ran to some 30 pages in my edition and seemed like a completely incongruous digression until some pages later when you finally received the pay-off of learning just why the entire boring section was actually quite relevant.
But I am, getting ahead of myself. As I alluded to earlier, it follows the life of Edmond Dantes, a man who, over the course of his life, goes through many transformations into various personas.
But as a hero? This was undoubtedly helped along by the excellent translation of Robin Buss which proved to be accessible to a modern reader without losing anything of the authenticity of the story itself.
You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next.
What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. As an overall novel though, it has its slower moments, and a good editor would probably chop almost half of the narrative.The Influence of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet on Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas, author of The Count of Monte Cristo, was greatly influenced by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
The count of Monte Cristo being a romantic historical novel focuses on adventure, action, heroism and love. My Thoughts: The Count of Monte Cristo is an intriguing adventure novel. The Count of Monte Cristo has , ratings and 17, reviews. j said: Revenge is a dish best served cold.
And unabridged. And translated from the Fre. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas ( – ) is one of the best books that I have read, and if you love a good story filled with drama, then this is the book for you.
I was very captivated and wanted to find out how the story ended. May 20, · Tagged: adventure novel, Alexandre Dumas, count of monte cristo, France, Napoleonic era, revenge, Romantic period, serial novel Review of The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley Series authors are being pushed to write more, faster.
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (PDF). Brilliant adventure novel that is now considered a classic work in literature. Follow the journey of Edmond Dantès who was falsely accused and imprisoned, but then turned into Count of Monte Cristo and sought for revenge.