The Count of Monte Cristo
Revenge, murder, hidden treasure, and epic adventure! Dumas' masterpiece The Count of Monte Cristo details the wrongful imprisonment of the young sailor Edmond Dantes, a character whose transformation and ultimate revenge has been the archetype for myriad Dark Heroes. Readers may require a diagram to keep track of all the characters - but then again, it is French.
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May 23, 2013
Beautifully crafted and suspensful... Perhaps one of the most entertaining books I have ever read. Fun to read and a lot to think about.
May 16, 2013
This book leaves me speachless, and words cannot describe my opinion, it is so high. Wonderful, excellent, riveting, and overall spell-binding. There are no other words to describe it.
April 29, 2013
One of my favorite books - I have read it at least twenty times and every time I read it I find it is as new and interesting as when I first read it as a teenager. Edmond Dantes is my hero for all time
April 19, 2013
What can I say? This is by far one of my favorite books! Very well written and wonderful plot continued to keep me engaged and reading over and over!
April 11, 2013
This has to be one of my favorite books. I've read it over and over and I am still astounded by Dumas' writing style and development throughout. Even the more stagnant parts of the book are filled with vuluptuous language that holds so much sophistication in the simplest progression of the storyline. 5 stars, every time.
April 09, 2013
Just love it!!
April 06, 2013
I like this history since I read it years ago. Now, I am reading it in English written to learn this interesting laguage...
March 31, 2013
Incredible story, understand the motivating power and ultimate emptiness of revenge.
March 26, 2013
From beginning to end, it was a spectacular book!
March 14, 2013
This book sucks dick
March 07, 2013
A book I could not put aside. Drama and intrigue. Full of real human issues.
March 06, 2013
I love this book, it is a long read, but a great complete story.
February 25, 2013
One of my favorite books. An intrigueing look at how people can be corrupted . It also shows how revenge can ruin many lives. Well worth a read even though it is a long book.
February 13, 2013
Absolutely the best book ever!!, i have watched the movie several times. This is my first read and I cant put it down! Will read it over and over again!!!
February 11, 2013
A wonderful story told with intoxicating prose.
February 08, 2013
This is the book of books, really it has it all suspense, romance intrigue and adventure. Please read it and you will discover a true masterpiece. Love edmond dantes. And the two sequels are great as well.
February 04, 2013
Absolutly beautiful book. Very detailed. So much better than the movies.
January 30, 2013
This bok is a t5ue work of art and literature, with a fascinating plot and wonderfully detailed characters. I heartily recommend it to the world. Unfortunatly, there is a problem with the editing. The proofreading was not thorough enough. There are wrds and phrases missing from this work. Usually missing at the ends 0f pages but also at other places on the pages as well. Not enough is missing to make the work hard to follow but enough to certainly be annoying. I appreciate the work being free but these omissions should be corrected.
January 15, 2013
My favourite adventure novel, my favourite novel! I once read that this book was origionally released chapter at a time in a magazine so that explains why each chapter leaves you unable to wait for the next. The very definition of a page turner.
January 14, 2013
I love this book!
January 09, 2013
As I remembered the book some 22yrs ago. Great read
January 05, 2013
Best book I've ever read...and I was a literature major at Berkeley! Nothing can match this for its brilliant plot, moving humanism and sheer magic. Please only read the unabridged Penguin edition, the previous translation was more than 100 years ago and is not only antiquated but deleted material considered too racy or violent. Although this has a reputation of being a book for children, it is decidedly not so, as there is plenty of violence, drug use and a very suggestive lesbian relationship.
January 03, 2013
I love it :)
January 03, 2013
I absolutely love this book.
December 19, 2012
I like this book because it is one of the only adventure books I read
December 13, 2012
I read this book in school. I'll see movies about it. I just think it's, all-around great book for children and adults alike.
December 09, 2012
My all-time favorite book. Whatever you do, read the unabridged version. (I read the Penguin edition.) It's worth the time. (It's about 1200 plus pages!) I liked this even better than "The Three Muscateers". I read this for my book club about three years ago and many members had read the abridged version and couldn't understand certain relationships of characters in the book! Entire events were left out of the abridged version. Do yourself a favor and run to the nearest library or book stored to get this book.l
November 11, 2012
A classic. Fantastic
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October 26, 2012
Beautifully written book, among the best from the romantic period
October 26, 2012
one of the all time greats
October 15, 2012
Awesome story; incredible use of language!
October 15, 2012
Succint yet detailed descriptions and a highly intriguing plot maintaining intellectual depth makes the novel unique and a must read.
October 11, 2012
A literary masterpiece! This is a must-read for any student of literature.
September 18, 2012
September 13, 2012
Book is amazing, although a bit long on some part, with great detail for clothing and furnishings. Fantastic read, nothing like a jail break plot!
August 31, 2012
Very good read. Almost nothing like the movie.
August 17, 2012
Outstanding! Beautifully written with incredible depth. Loved it.
August 04, 2012
No so bad
July 22, 2012
July 20, 2012
If you enjoy literature, this is kind of a "must read." Long, yes, but it is worth spending the time getting to know the whole story about the rather magical Count.
Suelyn Tumilson Crowe
July 14, 2012
Love it, better than the latest movie made from the book!!!
July 01, 2012
June 21, 2012
A magical story,written in a beautiful poetic manner. It contains every element of love, intrigue, revenge and redemption anyone could wish for.
May 29, 2012
This is my favorite book of all time! We can all learn something from Edmund Dantes from 1845 human nature is still the same and Dumas knew it! That is why this book is still in print today. This os my favorite version i believe it is unabridged because there are scenes that were not in my paper version and it is portable!
May 24, 2012
Underneath this awesome tale of revenge is a story of love, hate and determination. Perfectly written and undeniably impressionable.
May 15, 2012
My all time favorite!
May 06, 2012
This is a great book brilliantly put together
May 03, 2012
It is a fantastic story
May 02, 2012
This book takes you on an insane and magnificent journey. Like all great books, it has very engaging characters and if you walk away not wanting to be 'The Count'; there could be something wrong with you!
April 30, 2012
April 27, 2012
Excellent story that is long and engaging. Must warn though. A couple of the the narrators are inarticulate do to heavy accent and manner of delivery. I had to download and read the chapters that they narrated so I could follow the flow of the story. Kind of defeats the purpose of the audio version.
April 08, 2012
I loved the attention to detail and the immense effort in keeping the characters true to themselves throughout the story.
April 08, 2012
Loved the movie, enjoyed the read
April 03, 2012
Love it!emotional one!
April 01, 2012
I love this book. Mainly because of it's attention to detail and the plot. It always kept me interested.
March 15, 2012
It was a brilliantly written work of literature, it hurt to put down .
March 14, 2012
Read this book in high school and I'm reading it again years later. Great book
February 04, 2012
January 29, 2012
Best book I've ever read.
January 15, 2012
The most fascinating book I have ever read. When I finished reading, I couldn't start another one for a couple weeks. It had a great influence on me.
September 29, 2011
Captivating, a true classic!
September 14, 2011
August 19, 2011
Brilliantly told classic story of despair, hope, vengeance, and mercy, from the vantage point of a human agent of Divine providence. A marvelous period piece.
Damaris Betancourt Resto
August 15, 2011
August 08, 2011
Great classic novel, interesting and descriptive. Sometimes too lengthy (thus 4 stars).
June 04, 2011
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