The Count of Monte Cristo (Hardcover)

By Alexandre Dumas, Peter Washington (Translator), Umberto Eco (Introduction by)
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This beloved novel tells the story of Edmond DantEs, wrongfully imprisoned for life in the supposedly impregnable sea fortress, the ChAteau d'If. After a daring escape, and after unearthing a hidden treasure revealed to him by a fellow prisoner, he devotes the rest of his life to tracking down and punishing the enemies who wronged him.

Though a brilliant storyteller, Dumas was given to repetitions and redundancies; this slightly streamlined version of the original 1846 English translation speeds the narrative flow while retaining most of the rich pictorial descriptions and all the essential details of Dumas's intricately plotted and thrilling masterpiece.
Alexandre Dumas's epic novel of justice, retribution, and self-discovery--one of the most enduringly popular adventure tales ever written--in a newly revised translation.
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

About the Author

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) was one of the literary lights of France during the Romantic Revolution, his complete works eventually filling over three hundred volumes. George Bernard Shaw described him as "one of the best storytellersa ]that ever lived." The Man in the Iron Mask and The Three Musketeers are available from Brilliance Audio.

Peter Washington is the author of "Madame Blavatsky's Baboon," He is the editor of several Everyman's Library Pocket Poet anthologies including "Love Poems" and" Friendship Poems,"

Umberto Eco is Professor of Semiotics, University of Bologna. He is known worldwide as the author of The Name of the Rose, Foucault's Pendulum and A Theory of Semiotics.

Praise For…

“A piece of perfect storytelling.” —Robert Louis Stevenson

Product Details
ISBN: 9780307271129
ISBN-10: 0307271129
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Publication Date: June 2nd, 2009
Pages: 1188
Language: English