Saturday, January 1, 1994

Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo published 150 years ago this year

First posted 7/6/2020.

The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas

First Publication: 1844

Category: adventure novel

Sales: 1 million

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About the Book:

“A popular bestseller since its publication in 1844, The Count of Monte Cristo is one of the great page-turning thrillers of all time.” AZ It “continues to dazzle readers with its thrilling and memorable scenes” BN and has been called “the greatest tale of betrayal, adventure, and revenge ever written.” BN

“Set against the tumultuous years of the post-Napoleonic era, Alexandre Dumas’s grand historical romance recounts the swashbuckling adventures of Edmond Dant├Ęs, a dashing young sailor falsely accused of treason.” AZ The story details his “miraculous escape from prison, his amazing discovery of a vast hidden treasure, and his transformation into the mysterious and wealthy Count of Monte Cristo – a man whose astonishing thirst for vengeance is as cruel as it is just.” BN

“The story of his…carefully wrought revenge offers up a vision of France that has become immortal. As Robert Louis Stevenson declared, ‘I do not believe there is another volume extant where you can breathe the same unmingled atmosphere of romance.’” AZ

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