THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO

THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO

DUMAS, ALEXANDRE

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Editorial:
PENGUIN CLASSICS
Año de edición:
2003
Materia
Ingles
ISBN:
978-0-14-044926-6
Páginas:
1312
Encuadernación:
Otros

Alexandre Dumas' epic tale of suffering and revenge inspired by a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment, the Penguin Classics edition of u003ciu003eThe Count of Monte Cristou003c/iu003eis translated with an introduction by Robin Buss.Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed Edmond Dant s 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 1840s, u003ciu003eThe Count of Monte Cristou003c/iu003ehas 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 (1802-70) was a pioneer of Romantic theatre in France, but in 1839 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. His most famous works include u003ciu003eThe Three Musketeersu003c/iu003e(1844), u003ciu003eThe Count of Monte Cristou003c/iu003e(1844-5) and u003ciu003eThe Man in the Iron Masku003c/iu003e (1847). If you enjoyed u003ciu003eThe Count of Monte Cristou003c/iu003e you might enjoy Robert Louis Stevenson's u003ciu003eKidnappedu003c/iu003e, also available in Penguin Classics.'What makes u003ciu003eThe Count Of Monte Cristou003c/iu003esuch a superior story is that revenge is not the only emotion driving the plot ... it is an almost perfect story - also in the mix are love, friendship, jealousy, faith, education, snobbery and class'u003ciu003eSunday Expressu003c/iu003e'The greatest of escape stories'u003ciu003eGuardianu003c/iu003e

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