I love The Count of Monte Cristo, and read it unabridged. Coincidences abound in Romantic novels, so the readers should not be surprised to discover that Caderousse, who now reappears in the plot, was an old cellmate of young Benedetto. Dantes will not get the chance to realize his bright future, however. It was like watching the extended edition of one of the Lord of the Rings movies, only better. As a result, he made lots of moolah. In addition, Villefort closes his ears to the entreaties of the elder Dantès, as well as to Monsieur Morrel, who tries on several occasions to plead for Dantès' release.
He becomes a smuggler for a time, and finally has the opportunity to retrieve the treasure spoken of by Abbe Faria. Albert suggests that Debray drop a fabricated rumor about a certain political situation that will make certain stocks a wise investment; then, next day, Beauchamps, the journalist, can publish a refutation of that rumor, and the stocks would collapse, and Madame Danglars will lose a good deal of money. We first heard of him when Edmond Dantès was supposed to deliver a letter to him allegedly from Napoleon and was arrested by Villefort for carrying that letter. First published in 1844, The Count of Monte Cristo remains one of literature's greatest adventures. As Madame de Villefort wreaks her havoc, killing off each member of the household in turn, Dantès plants the seeds for yet another public exposé. Captivating and keeping the reader at full throttle from beginning to end, it is no wonder the novel is a worldwide literary classic.
In fact, they are all eager to associate with this great man. Long ago, Villefort had attempted to bury the newborn baby alive, but , now Monte Cristo's servant had dug the baby up and saved it. The son of Fernand and Mercedes, he is brave, honest, and kind. After languishing for many years in a fetid dungeon, he makes his dramatic escape. Perhaps the conspiracy would not have been so successful had not the denunciation fallen into the hands of the public prosecutor,. The two become friends, and the learned Abbe teaches Dantes all his vast knowledge of literature, the sciences and languages.
Captivity has brought my mental faculties to a focus; and you are well aware that from the collision of clouds electricity is produced — from electricity, lightning, from lightning, illumination. Dantes is free at last, after fourteen years of imprisonment. I finished it, read the title page, and thus made my awful discovery. When Edmond does in turn return to the world of the free, he acquires a new identity and is motivated by his hunger for revenge. I have only read the unabridged version The Modern Library --all 1462 pages of it--and found it an interesting tale.
Dantes', now the Count of Monte Cristo, shall calculate his revenge over the next10 years. Miscalculations bring the , to Dantes cell instead of freedom. They have a fortune, and exist in Parisien society as the Count and Countess de Morcerf. We now eavesdrop on the Villefort home, where Maximilien Morrel is at a grilled iron gate. Written by French author Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo follows the life of Edmond Dantes as he embarks on a journey of revenge after being wrongly imprisoned and set up by none other than his so-called friends. I absolutely loved the unabridged version, and got through it rather quickly.
So if The Count starts to feel like a soap opera as you are reading it, you know why. He is Mercedes' lover, Louis Dantes' son, M. Forget going to the movies. First, Caderousse kills a jeweler, his wife, and is then thrown into prison. His other recordings for Naxos AudioBooks include The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, and The Man in the Iron Mask. And furthermore, we discover that while Maximilien feels that the Count is especially favorable in his cause, Valentine, on the contrary, feels a dislike for the Count because she senses that he has completely ignored her and her plans in order to use her in some way.
He has a wife and daughter. Interestingly, though, Dumas was totally fascinated by , and you'll notice lots of references to the former emperor throughout The Count. He loved books he practically ate them. With this newfound treasure, Edmond reinvents himself as the Count of Monte Cristo, traveling all over the world buying beautiful things. Edmond escapes Chateau d'If by pretending to be the dead Abbé. Rendezvousing with Valentine Villefort, he learns how unhappy she will be if she is forced to marry Franz d'Epinay; Maximilien vows that he will love no one else but Valentine — no matter what happens. Captivating and keeping the reader at full throttle from beginning to end, it is no wonder the novel is a worldwide literary classic.
Political regimes change, yet Dantes is forgotten. Danglars knows that, on their way back to Marseilles, Edmond carried out the dying wish of their ship's captain: he agreed to deliver a package to a close friend of the captain's, and he was given a letter from the island of Elba to deliver to someone in Paris. Monte Cristo had also arranged this failed enterprise. Significantly, Madame de Villefort will prove to be the ultimate villainess of this novel; she will deliberately poison three people and will attempt to poison even her own stepdaughter. Dumas's dad died when he was three, and his mother struggled to make ends meet as a single mom. When he got out of jail, Pierre did everything he could to seek revenge on the jealous men. He has already waited fourteen years, thus he has learned the virtue of patience.