Introduction by Lorenzo Carcaterra
A popular bestseller since its publication in 1844, The Count of Monte Cristo is one of the great page-turning thrillers of all time. Set against the tumultuous years of the post-Napoleonic era, Alexandre Dumas's grand historical romance recounts the swashbuckling adventures of Edmond Dantes, a dashing young sailor falsely accused of treason. The story of his long imprisonment, dramatic escape, and carefully wrought revenge offers up a vision of France that has become immortal. As Robert Louis Stevenson declared, I do not believe there is another volume extant where you can breathe the same unmingled atmosphere of romance.
INCLUDES A MODERN LIBRARY READING GROUP GUIDE
About the Author
Lorenzo Carcaterrais the author ofA Safe Place, Sleepers, Apaches, Gangster, Street Boys, Paradise City, Chasers, andMidnight Angels. He has written scripts for movies and television and was a writer/producer forLaw & Order."
“A piece of perfect storytelling.” —Robert Louis Stevenson