Monday, January 30, 2012

Classic Monday: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

1845
1276 pages
Falsely accused of treason, the young sailor Edmond Dantes is arrested on his wedding day and imprisoned in the island fortress of the Ch√Ęteau d'If. Having endured years of incarceration, he stages a daring and dramatic escape and sets out to discover the fabulous treasure of Monte Cristo, and to catch up with his enemies. A novel of enormous tension and excitement, The Count of Monte Cristo is also a tale of obsession and revenge. Believing himself to be an 'Angel of Providence', Dantes pursues his vengeance to the bitter end, only then realizing that he himself is a victim of fate. One of the great thrillers of all time, The Count of Monte Cristo has been adapted for film and television many times.

The Count of Monte Cristo has to be one of my most favorite classics of all time. It's quite long but I've read it several times. A story of revenge, which is carried out so masterfully it keeps you intrigued until the very end. Definitely a classic novel worth reading and enjoying.