The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Written by Gracie Cooper. Posted in Books

This is one of the most exciting books and undoubtedly one of the most popular novels of Alexandre Dumas. The Count of Monte Cristo is the kind of book you hope not to end.

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The action of the book begins with the return of the young sailor Edmond Dantes in Marseille. Ambitious, coming from a poor family and supported by the captain of the ship of whose crew was part, Dantes is advanced, and that joy is magnified by the thought of reviewing her father and his fiancée, Mercedes. But that joy does not last long, because his ‘friend’ denounced him as a Bonaparte’s conspirator; the reason for this ‘betrayal’ is on the one hand, the beautiful Mercedes, on the other hand, Fernand’s envy on the success of the young sailor.

After he escapes and recovers a treasure on the island of Montecristo, he assigns the title and name of Count of Monte Cristo and is determined to have revenge on those who have kidnapped him 20 years of life. Even if the idea of ​​revenge is quite common in this novel, it gets a slight tinge of obsession.

Overall, The Count of Monte Cristo is a novel that captures many moments, primarily through the ingenuity of the ‘Count’ and, secondly, through the ambition and consistency with which he follows and achieves his plans.