The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics)

The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics) Author Alexandre Dumas père
ISBN-10 0140449264
ISBN-13 9780140449266
Year 2003-05-27
Pages 1276
Language English
Publisher Penguin Classics
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On what slender threads do life and fortune hang Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed Edmond Dantes 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 unearth the treasure and use it 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 Robin Busss lively English translation is complete and unabridged and remains faithful to the style of Dumass original This edition includes an introduction explanatory notes and suggestions for further reading For more than seventy years Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With more than 1 700titles Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors as well as up to datetranslations by award winning translators

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