The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

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The Count of Monte Cristo is written by French author Alexandre Dumas, which is about a man who wanted revenge against those who framed and jailed him for a crime he did not commit. 

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  • Wayne Holland
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "The Count of Monte Cristo is one of my favorite books. I especially enjoy the scene between the Count and Caderousse, one of my all time favorite reveals in literature."
  • Rachel Smith
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This is my favorite novel, a story not only of persecution and vengeance, but of man's relation to his God and how it drives, inspires and interferes with his judgements. Often adapted to film, nobody has captured the depth of Dumas' perceptions and understanding of people, largely because filmmakers focus on the excellently-told action rather the true essence of the story. This is one man's battle against himself, beautifully articulated egardless of which translation from French you choose to read. If you've not read Dumas before, be aware that he sets up his characters and circumstances, creating mysteries, then departs from his main story line to pursue secondary characters. All the threads pull together by the end of the story, but through at least a third of the book, Edmund Dantes is only peripherally present. Don't be discouraged - it's worth the wait, as the resolution is one of the most moving I've encountered in literature. A brilliant book by one of history's most original writers and creators of great heroes."
  • Cheng Gu
    Written on February 15, 2018
    "For some kids this might be a little challenging to read. Besides, a little challenge is a good thing! My kids both love this book though. One of them has read it multiple times. I definitely recommend as a gift."
  • Tyler Ross
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I had to read this years ago for school and didn't really get to appreciate it. I picked up this version and found it really engaging. It's a great translation."
  • Phillip Ferguson
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "A classic book about a man who is thrown in jail with the key basically thrown away and no trial to take place. He comes across a friend that is in prison with him. They seem to know whereabouts of a secret treasure inside the area they are being imprisoned. This sparks up Dante on plotting a revenge and finding the real reason why he is being imprisoned."
  • Richard Thompson
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "The Count of Monte Cristo is the epitome of revenge stories. I don't want to spoil the ending but a betrayal results in sweet revenge."
  • Helen Wu
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Great book!! Story is very well told. Definitely a classic."
  • Jorge Luis Galindo
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Flink Wimperman, our expert music producer/Cadbury Egg Guru, walked in the office while I was reading this monster and said, "I read this book while I was in beautician school. It's not as good as Fifty Shades Of Grey. By the way, where is the rest of it?" Apparently this is the abridged version which must mean that the actual book is about 15 million pages long and would take five thousand lifetimes to read. I'm gonna need a cup of coffee."
    Jonathan Cook
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "I really can't think of anyone who wouldn't love this book. It's just one of the all-time great tales of adventure and intrigue. The reason its still read so widely today is because its a truly universal story that penetrates to a fundamentally good understanding of human behavior. Don't be intimidated by it -- it will suck you in like a good tv series!"
  • Craig Wilson
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "The Count of Monte Cristo is classic that's stood the test of time. It's a must read for anyone that's really into literature. It's about Monte Cristo who plots for revenge on those who wrongly jailed him for a crime he wasn't responsible. I read this in high school and loved it."
  • Emily Jacobs
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "This is a well reviewed, highly popular novel that fits the criteria. It is regarded as a classic, according to the reviews, so it fits the topic well."
  • Alice Spencer
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "A quest for vengeance is a very interesting story line and i would go for it any time.I look forward to it."
  • Michelle Mitchell
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I really liked this solution. This book is very interesting and readers will be fascinating by reading this book."
  • Esther Saldaña
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Wonderful classic! The story and characters are so amazing."
  • María de Lourdes Salinas
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "The Count of Monte Cristo is a beautiful classic. I first cam across this book while reading the SparkNotes review. The review made me so curious, I immediately bought the book. The book is full of artful writing, strong characters, and a plot that will suck you in."
    Jesse Hawkins
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "I was looking at SparkNotes for a good book to read and from the reviews found this one. The Count of Monte Cristo is extremely well written and deserves the high praise the reviews gave."
  • Rachel Bowman
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This is a great book; there is a reason it's considered a classic. The characters are very human and display battles that emotions create in someone."
  • Rose Aguilar
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "If you are looking for a long book that can keep you captivated the whole time then The Count of Monte Cristo is for you. It's deeply rich description and captivating storyline really pull you in and keep you fully engaged despite it's length."
  • Jerry Hughes
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "This is a great book that was nominated as the best loved novel, I strongly recommend it."
  • Anna Diaz
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This book is one of my favorite novels and a classic to read. The twists and turns of the Count kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next. I am glad that I added this book to my collection of classic novels."
    Gary Diaz
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This novel is very interesting. "
  • Luz María Zárate
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I bought this book because I loved the movie and figured I would hopefully like the book almost as much at least. So far I have been loving it and thinking that this is one book that may actually be better than the movie. So many others have agreed with me. It is a true masterpiece and is the sort of work that will draw 'non-readers' into the reading world because it is just such a classic and also very important in our day of having people wrongfully imprisoned for various things. Definitely should be kept on the classics list!"
    César Caballero
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Since 1884, and still going strong. Pretty sure that means it's got some universal themes. So good it's been made as at least 8 tv or movie productions. This is a fine translation of the original French work."
  • Bryan Alvarado
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "Is there a book more prolific than this one? If so, I haven't heard of it. I think every single person on Earth should read this at least once, this is a great addition to this list."
  • Andy Tang
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "The fact that am big fan of Alexandre Dumas should not shadow the greatness of the book The Count of Monte Cristo. Read the book couple of times and watched the movie version of it from different directors in different years. It is one of the great examples of self-actualization, the rising of Edmond Dantès."
    Christopher Carter
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I thought this was a decent book. Nothing that's going to blow you away, but it's definitely worth a read in my personal opinion "
  • Mildred Flores
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Absolute classic revenge novel, definitely a must read for anyone with any interest in the literary arts."
  • Douglas Baker
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This is a classic tale of revenge. The story draws you in as you can relate to the Count, he is a lonely guy. It's actually one of the only classics I find entertaining the whole way through. If you want a dark tale of blood and mystery, this tale is for you."
  • Carl Ramos
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "One of Alexandre Dumas greatest works. In my opinion way better than The three musketeers. I really loved this book and have read this on more than one occasion. It tells a great story of jealousy and retribution and how vengeance can be a guiding factor in some ones life. I felt a sort of kinship with Edmond Dantès the protagonist in this novel. When he is thrown in prison, I was outraged, but loved the turn around in this. I highly recommend this book to everybody that enjoy revenge literature."
  • Louis Bradley
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "The Count of Monte Cristo is one of the most classic works of fiction ever written to paper. While the language is a little dated, it still manages to hold interest and delight readers. I couldn't stop reading it."
  • Rogelio Saucedo
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "The Count of Monte Cristo is without question one of the best books I have ever read. It is a story that will change your thinking about the world and leave you wanting more. I was highly engaged with it until the very end and cannot reccomend it enough to everyone!"
  • Denise Ryan
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "If you’re looking for a long book, you’ve found it. If you’re looking for a long, entertaining book, you’ve definitely found it! The story is amazing, enticing, entrancing, and provocative. However, You may want to find a different translation. I having read a different translation before, I found this one to be missing a lot of the “meat” that makes The Count of Monte Cristo awesome!"
  • Sharon Lane
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I wanted to write a list of books I want to read before I die. I found out about The Count of Monte Cristo. My best friend is always raving about this book. I never understood the hype until I read it this week. Wow! Amazing book! It's old, but a major classic and holds up great today. It's all about a man wanting revenge on the person that framed and jailed him for a crime he didn't commit. It's such a somber and fascinating story. Highly recommended!"
  • Saúl Meléndez
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I have the Robin Buss translation of THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO in paperback, but that copy was old and worn. I wanted a more durable hardcover edition to read and to display on my bookshelf in my new house. The hardcover I bought from Total Books arrived in near-perfect condition, exactly as advertised, and looks gorgeous on the shelf. Why Robin Buss' translation for Penguin Classics? That's a reasonable question since Alexandre Dumas has been dead long enough for his works to enter the public domain. Several translations of his major novels are not only available in cheaper editions (such as Barnes & Noble Classics), but for free on Project Gutenberg."
  • Bryan Cooper
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Count Monte Cristo is an old classic that is a must on to-read list! This book is a classic version that can be compared to powerful super heroes or strong man that refuse to die and bounce back after harsh trials of life. The count is such a character-he was jailed and framed by his foes and lost everything. his youth and his love! And yet he had escaped and concocted the most powerful plot for revenge while on the mission to gain his life back."
  • Anika Sengupta
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This is one long epic book that is totally worth reading. If you haven’t read anything from Dumas before it was probably because his books are known for being long. The page count alone is daunting! You will enjoy every word of this masterpiece. One thing that hasn’t changed since 1844 is the human condition and the way we can strive for vengeance at times."
  • Emma Hanson
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I love adventure books so this is right up my alley. It has really good details all about the Count of Monte Cristo and is a fascinating topic!"
  • Raymond Hawkins
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "A good book with a multitude of good characters and great story-telling. I do think this is one of the best book's I've read"
  • Arthur Reyes
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "One of the best revenge novels ever written. The story is engaging from the start and finishes with such great satisfaction. Few novels are written and told so well as this one is. This is a must read for anyone interested in literature and the classics."
  • Jordan Elliott
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I am attempting to think of a better "classic" for middle school, but I am struggling to recall anything that would be more engaging. It beats Island of the Blue Dolphin, which I believe I read three times between 4th and 8th grade for English class. I think most students would appreciate something with a little swashbuckling action and revenge."
  • Bruce Price
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Am a big fan of romance novels and wanted something with a more classic flavor to it. This unfortunately did not have the romance I desired. It was a good book nonetheless but wasn't exactly what I was desiring. I wanted something with more romance and less vengeance. "
  • Sharon Vasquez
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "I really enjoyed this book once I could find it translated into English. I had no idea what I was missing out on. There are many mysteries to this book and the main character, you feel so much compassion for him. He has been cheated and framed, and the way the author writes is so intriguing even with the translation."
  • Cynthia Patterson
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This isn't a bad book. I think personally this isn't bad at all and I do recommend this simply because it's a very entertaining book. "
  • Vincent Reid
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "YES YES YES! One of my absolute favorite books of all time and I 100% agree that when it comes to French Novels, there is no better book to recommend. Not to mention the fact the solution actually goes into detail to explain the story line. "
  • Mildred Simmons
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I absolutely love this book, and I feel like I love it more every time I read it. I first read an abridged, "Wishbone" version as a child, and eventually read the proper version in high school. Since then, I've read it probably a dozen times, and it never fails to get me right in the feels."
  • Janice Adams
    Written on February 13, 2018
    "i wanted the must read classics and found the count of monte cristo. Great classic and lots of fun to read. Great story."
  • Jerry Cooper
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This novel is related about a crime. "
  • Brandon Wagner
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I recently bought the book "The Count of Monte Cristo", and I really enjoyed reading this classical of the literature. The book doesn't need any presentation, and I warmly recommend reading it, because Dumas' work it's still very actual more than a century and a half after its publication."
    Hansika Balasubramanium
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This is a wonderful classic novel, but not an easy read unless you are really into classics, knowing that it would be a great book for a summer read."
  • Ann Jin
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This story is a well known and well liked classic story. The book tells a story of vengeance and wrongful imprisonment after Edmond Dantes is thrown into prison for a crime he did not commit. This story is very interesting to read as the path to revenge is revealed. "
    Lawrence Newman
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "The plot definitely sets up for a nice action adventure by the main character. The story of Monte Cristo is pretty popular so the a reimagining sounds exciting."
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