The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Classics & Modern Classics
Hardback Published on: 29/11/2012
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A beautiful new clothbound edition of Alexandre Dumas' classic novel of wrongful imprisonment, adventure and revenge. Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantes is confined to the grim fortress of the Chateau d'If. 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 hugely popular success when it was first serialized in the 1840s, Dumas was inspired by a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment when writing his epic tale of suffering and retribution. "What makes The Count Of Monte Cristo such a superior story is that revenge is not the only emotion driving the plot is an almost perfect story - also in the mix are love, friendship, jealousy, faith, education, snobbery and class" - Sunday Express  Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. Alexandre Dumas (1802-70) was a pioneer of Romantic theatre in France, but in 1839 he turned his attention to writing the novels for which he is best known today, pften using collaborators such as Auguste Maquet to suggest plots or historical background. His most famous works include The Three Musketeers (1844), The Count of Monte Cristo (1844-5) and The Man in the Iron Mask (1847).

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141392462
  • Number of pages: 1312
  • Weight: 1115g
  • Dimensions: 204 x 138 x 60 mm

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The Count of Monte Cristo
Pretty - but price sticker leaves a mark on the book fabric.
A beautiful book, exactly as pictured. Bought as a gift so I can't comment on the story personally, but it was very well received. Just wish they wouldn't... READ MORE
The Count of Monte Cristo
A masterpiece
This book is a masterpiece. It’s complex, gripping, intelligent, moving and never cheesy. By far one of my favourite classics. I treated myself to the clo... READ MORE
Luka Beckett-Beetlestone