Length: 1276 pages
First Published: 1844
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The epic tale of wrongful imprisonment, adventure and revenge.
Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantès is confined to the grim fortress of If. There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo and he becomes determined not only to escape, but also to use the treasure to plot the destruction of the three men responsible for his incarceration. Dumas’ epic tale of suffering and retribution, inspired by a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment, was a huge popular success when it was first serialized in the 1840s.
Quotes from The Count of Monte Cristo
All human wisdom is contained in these two words – Wait and Hope
Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes.
Often we pass beside happiness without seeing it, without looking at it, or even if we have seen and looked at it, without recognizing it.
I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.
Learning does not make one learned: there are those who have knowledge and those who have understanding. The first requires memory and the second philosophy
Movie Trailer for The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
About Alexandre Dumas
Alexandre Dumas was a French writer best known for his books The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. He died in 1870.