The Count of Monte Cristo.
The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics)
Description Alexandre Dumas' epic tale of suffering and revenge inspired by a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment, the Penguin Classics edition of The Count of Monte Cristo is translated with an introduction by Robin Buss. Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed Edmond Dantes spends fourteen bitter years imprisoned in the grim fortress of 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 also to unearth the treasure and use it to plot the destruction of the three men responsive for his incarceration.
No longer the naive sailor who disappeared into the dungeon all those years ago, he reinvents himself as the charming, mysterious and powerful Count of Monte Cristo.
A huge popular success when it was first serialized in the s, The Count of Monte Cristo has been a fixture of western literature ever since, and the subject of countless film and TV adaptations. Robin Buss' lively translation is complete and unabridged, and remains faithful to the style of Dumas' original. This edition also includes an introduction, explanatory notes, a new chronology and updated suggestions for further reading.
Alexandre Dumas was a pioneer of Romantic theatre in France, but in 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. Other books in this series. Meditations Marcus Aurelius. Add to basket. Letters from a Stoic Seneca. The Republic Plato.
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To Alaska, Hawaii, U. No expedited shipping. Choose expedited shipping for superfast delivery business days. Over 3, , happy customers. Please feel free to contact us for any queries. 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. Add to Cart. Add to Wishlist. Alexandre Dumas was a pioneer of the Romantic theatre in France, for which he wrote a series of colourful historical dramas, although it is as a novelist that he is best known today.
Robin Buss is a journalist and translator.