The Count of Monte Cristo⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Author: Alexandre Dumas


7/1/20231 min read

Book Blurb: Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantès is confined to the grim fortress of If. There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo and he becomes determined not only to escape, but also to unearth the treasure and use it to plot the destruction of the three men responsible for his incarceration. Dumas’ epic tale of suffering and retribution, inspired by a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment, was a huge popular success when it was first serialized in the 1840s.

Robin Buss’s lively English translation is complete and unabridged, and remains faithful to the style of Dumas’s original. This edition includes an introduction, explanatory notes and suggestions for further reading.

Review: Yes, yes, yes....nothing better than revenge plotting!!

I loved Edmond Dantes from the start. He is intelligent, sweet, hard-working and has a beautiful heart. His love for Mercedes is beautiful and how he cares for his father.....ugh...get me one of those 😍. But the evening before he will marry, he's betrayed (no spoilers) and thrown in Chateau d’If (really exist) telling his loved ones he has been executed. In prison, he meets ‘Mad Priest’ Faria who teaches him all he knows. Together they figure out who betrayed Edmond. Edmond starts planning his revenge. When he finally escapes he becomes the Count of Monte Cristo and executes his revenge plan muwhhahahaha!! Gosh, I love this book!!!