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Grades 9 - 12Grades 4 - 12Z8.8n/a
The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It is often considered, along with The Three Musketeers, as Dumas' most popular work. It is also among the highest selling books of all time. The writing of the work was completed in 1844. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from the plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet. The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean and the Levant during the historical events of 1815–1838 (from just before the Hundred Days through the reign of Louis-Philippe of France). The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book. It is primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy, forgiveness and death, and is told in the style of an adventure story.
Hardcover, 1120 pages
Published on June 1, 1946 by HarperCollins Distribution Services
ISBN-10: 0004215079
ISBN-13: 9780004215075
2 Book Reviews
  • MonserratSunday, December 9, 2018 at 11:04 am
    The count of Monte cristo is a great book it's adventurous, mysterious, interesting and a few other words.
    • snakedog88
      snakedog88Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 12:11 pm55 stars
      This is a book full of mystery. Edmond Dantes was about to have the best day of his life, when jealousy of other stole that from him. He has been put in jail, and escapes. He will now seek avengence from God's hand and bring justice to those who have caused him to suffer.