The Count of Monte CristoBook - 2003
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Edmund Dantes, unjustly convicted of aiding the exiled Napoleon, escapes after fourteen years of imprisonment and seeks revenge in Paris. The Count of Monte Cristo The Count of Monte Cristo was made into a 2002 adventure drama film produced by Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber, and Jonathan Glickman that was directed by Kevin Reynolds. It follows the general plot of the novel (the main storyline… (more)
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"From the same author of The Three Musketeers, Le Comte de Monte-Cristo (as it was originally known in French), is an amazing blend of mind-blowing plot, as well as amazing writing." Also available as an eBook and on audio.
Edmund Dantes is falsely accused of treason and put in prison for many years. After being mentored by an educated man, Dantes has the chance to escape and seek revenge on his enemies.
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Edmund Dantes, unjustly convicted of aiding the exiled Napoleon, escapes after fourteen years of imprisonment and seeks revenge in Paris.
Edmond Dantes, an intelligent, hard-working, gentle young man with a bright future ahead of him is falsely accused of treason by men whose motivations are power, greed, lust, and envy. After fantastically escaping prison after fourteen years, Dantes recovers an enormous treasure and begins his new life as the Count of Monte Cristo. The sole motivation of the Count is to revenge himself upon the people who ruined his life. What makes this story so brilliant? Firstly, the way Duams tells this story is wonderful; secondly, instead of making up charges or reasons to hurt these men (like they had done to him), he lets their own sins and hidden pasts destroy them. One of the tightest, best-worked plots I have ever come across.
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