The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Series: N/A
Publisher: Canterbury Classics
First published in 1844
Genres: Classics, Historical Fiction
Pages: 1055
Format: Leather-bound Paperback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

Best-selling author Alexandre Dumas–who also wrote The Three Musketeers–tells this heartbreaking yet heroic tale of Edmond Dantes who takes revenge on the men responsible for his unjust fourteen-year imprisonment, keeping him from the woman he loved and the life he was supposed to live.

– This chic and inexpensive edition comes with a heat-burnished cover, foil stamping, luxurious endpapers, and a smaller trim size that’s easy to hold.
– This widely popular classic, originally written in French, tells a tale of devastating consequences for the innocent as well as the guilty.

The Count of Monte Cristo is a must-have for any home library or literary aficionado.

Overview
“Alexandre Dumas’s novel of justice, retribution, and self-discovery – one of the most enduringly popular adventure tales ever written – appears here in a newly revised translation.” “This 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.” “This newly edited version of the original nineteenth-century English translation speeds the narrative flow while retaining all the essential details of Dumas’s intricately plotted and thrilling masterpiece.” The classic nineteenth-century translation has been revised and updated by Peter Washington, with an introduction by novelist Umberto Eco.

Sent to prison on a false accusation in 1815, Edmond Dantes escapes many years later and finds a treasure which he uses to exact his revenge.

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3 Manga Classics Mini Reviews

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Hi guys! I’ve been waiting to do one of these posts for a while, but to post only one review, it’s just not practical so I waited for a bit and have now three Manga Classics to talk about! Oops… If you’ve been here for awhile you probably know I love manga classics, they are a great way to either go back to a story you love or to get introduced to one (especially if you’re not sure about reading the original classic).

I’ve reviewed some of them already, which you can see here, and I can’t wait to talk about these ones, one of them being an ARC:

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Manga Classics: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Manga Classics: The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

Manga Classics: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (ARC)

I have only read The Count of Monte Cristo classic yet and read Romeo and Juliet while reading the manga, to compare it. Keep in mind that my review for The Jungle Book is solely about the manga version without any comparison to the original, although I do compare it to the Disney version.

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