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The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexander Dumas
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Edmund Dantès is your typical nice guy until he loses everything to a ruthless rival. Six years of truly creative torment turn him into the dazzling and dangerous Count of Monte Cristo, who descends on fashionable Paris to enact what has to be the most elaborate and satisfying revenge in literary history.

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I really enjoyed this book. Its definitely worth reading.
 
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First book I've read by Dumas and really enjoyed. I have since read Man In The Iron Mask and currently reading Three Musketeers.
 
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What a fantastic, twisted tale! Though I've seen the modern film adaptation, the book was full of surprises and, as always, much, much better.<br/><br/>The words take readers to a time and place both beautiful and ridiculous, proper and covered with a thick facade. However, the life lessons contained within are timeless and on point. The action keeps the pages turning, or, in this case, the &quot;next installment&quot; link busy.<br/><br/>On a personal note, the last chapter, &quot;The Fifth of October,&quot; where the Count's fate is realized, was special to me because that is my wedding anniversary.
 
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Edmond Dantes pursues a masterfully plotted revenge, but still finds his human side after two brushes with love - one old and lost but still poignant, and one new and unsuspected but real. <br/>The many storylines twist and cross in ever-surprising ways. Nobody can escape their past!
 
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One of my favorites..One of the best written stories of a well plotted revenge!
 
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I love books based off of Vengence. Great novel!
 
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One of my favorite books. While my views on revenge have changed over the years, I think it is one of the funnest and fulfilling classical reads there is. This is a must read book for everyone.
 
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this book sat on my desk for months after i started it,since i put it down right before the plot kicked in. I recently kept going with it and was not disappointed in the least. I highly recommend it to everyone. The story and how everything comes together throughout is great. Great themes, characters, and story.... 5 STARS!
 
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Wow! That is all I can say about this book. I would never have believed how good the writing is from having seen the movie. Many stories woven into one large story. Why do the evil prosper and the good be crushed underfoot? Wait and hope. Wait long enough to see justice. Hope enough to wait long enough to see justice. Fantastic book really. I find myself not in total agreement with everything that the character, Dantes, did in the story, but the over all lessons and life meaning still carry a bang years after it was written. This story needs to be a mini-series!
 
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One of the most interesting books I have ever read. As I am reading, or re-reading the &quot;classics&quot;, this one is tops on my list so far. Quite long, but well worth the time it took. The character development, not to mention the plot development was spectacular! Take the time to read this and enjoy!!
 
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I started reading this book and was caught by the characters, act of vengence and the lines of the web that brought everyone back together in the end.
 
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one of the first books i read that really got me into reading for pleasure, it was great to read it for a second time.<br/><br/>this is an absolutely incredible book.
 
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Engaging plot, though verbose at times. Dynamic characters, though Monte Cristo seems supernatural, superhuman. Justice will be brought--but what after that?
 
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Edmond Dantes has everything going for him - a promising career and the hand of the girl he loves. Yet things go disastrously wrong when he is set up - accused of being a Bonapartist he is sent to Chateau D'If...a prison on an island with no chance of release, and not even being told of what he is being charged.<br/><br/>At first first it seems he will go mad, yet he is befriended by the Abbe Faria, who is thought to be mad. The Abbe teaches Edmond about a myriad of subjects, and informing him of a secret treasure. When the Abbe dies (14 years after Edmond's arrival at the prison), Edmond siezes the opportunity to escape and, after locating the treasure, sets out on a patient, complex, course for revenge against those who had ruined his life.<br/><br/>Ever since I first read The Three Musketeers, I have been a fan of Alexandre Dumas, but never had a chance to read this book. I'm glad I finally had this opportunity as it's well worth the time, and I highly recommend reading this book.
 
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I have read so many books, but Count of Monte Cristo is by far the best of all. The problem I faced while reading was the language, apart from that the concept was most amazing and the way Dumas expressed it was...exhilarating. The ending however was a bit off. I was very well hoping that Dantes will get back with Mercedes but he decided to leave her in despair. I felt for her, she did not do anything wrong in the whole scenario, apart from asking count to die in her son's stead. She was in no way responsible for Dantes imprisonment and when she realized that he is not coming back, she had a right to move on. Moreover she had no idea that the person she will marry is the one responsible for Dantes condition. Anyways, all things apart great book, must read.
 
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Having only seen the movie, I couldn't resist reading the book. I was stunned! The book is written in a way as to stretch the reader's human drive for revenge in some cases and deliverance in others. Dumas delivers both of these in each situation throughout the book at the very moment that the reader is almost begging for a resolution! Without ruining the ending or plot for those who haven't read it yet, don't expect the same outcome as the movie. However, the story is resolved in a more realistic manner while delivering the same heart and reckoning.
 
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I started this book with low expectations, but now I count it among my favorite pieces of literature. I was delighted with the meticulous care that Dumas put into the story line, as well as his keen psychological observations and lyrical descriptions. Finished July 2010
 
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Ivery like this book, cause a think pleasant history.
 
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It took me a year to finish this book – yes, even with dailylit! The beginning was interesting, the ending satisfying, but the middle was full of seemingly unrelated stories. I'm not sure if it’s an artefact of the way I read, but when the Count got to Paris to start his revenge in earnest, I got confused over who was who and which person belonged with which reward/punishment. With the French names, the multiple generations and the addition of people going around with multipleidentities and trying to scam different people, I was just reading along and hoping it would sort itself out. It does. The reader gets to ride along with the sheer audacity of the Count. I believe things would have worked out quite differently for our eponymous character in a modern novel.<br/><br/>While I'm not sure about the book's final message and the slight ambiguity whether we should go out and seek our own revenge or leave it to fate, I did enjoy this book. I'm glad I didn't give up before finishing it.
 
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I actually was enthralled by this book there were a couple of dry spots but for the most part I loved it. I actually pictured the time frame and the chracters as real people. I bought this book and put it in my personal library. Thanks Daily lit for making this available to the public.
 
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book - it was the first I have read through DailyLit and loved it so much that I might even re-read it, since I saved all my emails of the book. Truly a classic!
 
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Absolutely LOVED this book. I purchased an audiobook version of it for my brother who is not a big reader for Christmas :)
 
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After watching the movie in English class (which I highly recommend, too), I decided I would check out the book. I am not that far along in reading it, but I can tell you that it is very engaging and well-written.
 
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Amazing book! Highly recommended. For fans of Alexandre Dumas' &quot;The Count of Monte Cristo&quot;, have a look at this amazing new sequel to the original (the first of a series). Titled &quot;The Sultan of Monte Cristo&quot;, by the mysterious &quot;Holy Ghost Writer', written in the same style and equally as gripping. Available from Amazon, Goodreads and Barnes and Noble. Description: <br/>&quot;What became of Edmond Dantes, Haydee, Mercedes, the Morels, the Danglars or the Villeforts? One's thoughts need not wander longer, as the Sultan of Monte Cristo unfolds this foresight in the same spirit of Alexandre Dumas. That spirit creates in its readers a hunger and thirst to read.&quot; <br/>Only $1.99 on Amazon kindle! Cut and paste the following link in your browser to access the book, or simply look it up on amazon:<br/>http://www.amazon.com/The-Sultan-Monte-Cristo-ebook/dp/B008HV55YA/ref
 
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This is possibly the most artfully crafted, detailed and poetically written story I have ever read. The characters have infinite depth and beguile the reader with a fascinating realness which is impossible to resist. The rawness of the story, while being composed in a form that is more grand than a Michelangelo painting, creates a titillating contrast which further reveals the starkness of revenge, hate, and-perhaps most significantly, love.
 
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