The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Edmund Dantes is a young man, falsely accused! Before I read this book, I didn’t realize he was so young when he was imprisoned at Chateau d’If. This sea fortress was his dark home for a very long time. His escape from this intimidating edifice is epic, daring and has all the ingredients for legendary! So, Edmund escapes and plans and executes his revenge. Thus is born The Count of Monte Cristo.
He is a master of disguises, an expert in potions and poisons. He’s wealthy and speaks of his wealth and lives in an exotic fashion. He is generous to his friends, but his enemies . . . beware! There is a considerable amount of collateral damage in this story. However, do I like Edmund Dantes??? Before his betrayal, he has a spring in his step, he seems happy-go-lucky and is deeply in love with Mercedes. After his escape . . . I’ve seen Edmund Dantes, a different man. He is patient and meticulous in his plans. He’s intelligent. He speaks several languages.
The story is huge and I thought well written. I did read the unabridged. I discovered, if you get a little lost or confused, keep reading and all will become clear. I do recommend it.
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Congratulations on finishing The Count of Monte Cristo! Thanks for the tip to just keep reading if you are confused – I have found that to be true in other books, but somehow I always backtrack and try to figure it out and get frustrated. But, if I would have just kept reading, it would have become clearer.
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I loved this book and thought it so much deeper than the movies. I confess my favorite movie is with Jim Caviezel version, in which the screen writer took a little literary license that I liked.
I’m going to look for the movies.
Oh dear, you finished it!! I must confess that I was a bit intimidated by the volume, but I would certainly read this book. Fantastic review, Kathy!
I love this book. I’ve only read it once. But I would like to read it again.
Hi. It’s nice to meet you. I’ve seen you at Judy’s blog. So glad we can get together! I like The Count of Monte Cristo also. 🙂📚
It’s nice to meet you too! I’m glad we have gotten together too. What a blessing it is to be able to meet and become friends with fellow readers and writers across the globe! 🌸💕🌺
Hi! “The Count of Monte Cristo” was the first “classic” book that I read — it’s not like any other book! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. It’s so fun to see people with books you’ve loved for so long. 🙂
Thanks so much and thanks for visiting.🙂
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