Spoiler alertFirst make sure you find a copy That Is Most Editions is nabridged Most editions English ARE abridged From Beautiful Zion to Red Bird Creek usually don t say they are Not sure if this Penguin edition is it s not the one i read Readers generally think of this as a tale of revenge For me it was much deeper I m not a religious person at all but for me this is a book that makes youestion the existence of God or a god Edmond Dantes is without flaw a truly good person and his life is ruined because a others envy him and b he was the victim of an nfortunate coincidence Even when he escapes prison and finds a monumental treasure it is years before he finds peace I dont a monumental treasure it is years before he finds peace I dont he ever finds happiness The estions it raises are why are good people so often punished by horrible tragedies when truly bad people are so often able to float through life with all the rewards that this world can bestow The other From Mistress to Wifey uestion Dantes spends much of his life after prison seeking the people who tossed into the oubliette not to get revenge but to punish them He believes he is the angel of god and that he has been freed from prison so he can do god s will by punishing these evil men But as he proceeds in hisest he begins to Disney Infinity: Character Encyclopedia uestion whether any man can actually be the angel of god whether it s a sign of mania or even insanity to think you can possibly know what is god s will In the end evil is punished and it is because of wheels that Dantes sets in motion But I don t think he is ever able to know if he is just another man seeking to ruin other men or if he is in fact the angel of god It s aestion that as a journalist I try to always remember we are none of s the angel of god All we can do is try to live the best life we can and not decide who deserves to be punished or even ruined you know the classic estion if you were stranded on a deserted island which books would you want to have well TCOMC is my answer without a doubt not only would the 1000 pages which are full of the most masterfully crafted and deceptively clever plotlines known to humanity provide hours pon hours of entertainment but it would also be a massive inspiration to search for hidden treasure i am living for a reality where i sit on my hoard of wealth plan the ltimate revenge against my enemies and wait to be rescued as if my strandedness was my decision all along because thats the kind of self confidence edmond would want for me followed by the inevitable self actualisation that forgiveness patience and hope are the best A White Slave in Turkey Book 1 - A BDSM Novel ualities a person can have this story is definitely in my top five favourite books of all time but edmond dant s is the best character i have ever read i can think of no other character who i have connect to bonded with or empath The Count Of Monte Cristo is the story that teachess an important moral lessonREVENGE IS FUNI ve said it before I ll say it again Audiobooks are the only way to go if you re not the sort of reader who likes to read all the shitty filler and crunchy dialogue that normally comes with classic booksFor those of you who think that classics are so much better than anything written in your own lifetime please don t take offense I m only talking to the peasants out there like me who prefer action movies with big explo Re Read on audio and still on my favorites list ALL THE FREAKING FEELSI never in a million years would have thought I would love this book I never thought I would like something like this book I never thought I would fall in love with Dantes I never thought I would have so much anger sadness despair and happiness in this book I never thought did I SOME SPOILERSEdmond Dantes was a wonderful man of 19 years old He had a woman he loved and was going to marry named Mercedes A loving father And he was going to be captain of the wonderful ship Pharaon The the jealous bastards or just bastards in general ruined life for Dantes 1 Danglars2 Fernand3 VillefortI hate these men with such a passion I just wanted someone to kill their evil selves All of the jerks had a hand in putting Dantes in prison for 14 effing years Yeah For what For NOTHING Dantes was in such despair he was going to starve himself to death I can t even Then one night Dantes hears a scratching sound and soon realizes someone is tunneling Dantes decides to tunnel as well At some point the two of them tunnel to each other Dantes gets to meet Abbe Faria the mad man so they say in the cell next door Abbe Faria thinks he s tunneling out to freedom but he made a miscalculation But Dantes and Abbe devise a new plan and this takes some years to do all of this tunneling But the Abbe is old and sick and having seizures He s not going to be able to make it so Dantes waits with him He is like another father figure to Dantes And who in the hell but Dantes would wait and not leave his friend Because Dantes is good and kind and loving Abb. A popular bestseller since its publication in 1844 The Count of Monte Christo is one of the great page turning thrillers of all time Set against the tumultuous years of the post Napoleonic era Dumas's gr.
Alexandre Dumas â 0 Free downloadE Faria is also the one that opens eyes to who the culprits were that eyes to who the culprits were that him in jail Dantes couldn t see this at the time and he couldn t read what we were reading so he had no clue Abbe Faria also tells Dantes about tons of gold and jewels that he has hidden on the island of Monte Cristo He makes Dantes remember everything about getting there and where to find the treasure Unfortunately Abbe Faria dies and it was so sad Dantes was so grief stricken over his friend Dantes decided to leave then as he had nothing else to stay for and he put himself in Abbe Faria S Place All Wrapped Up place all wrapped 1898 up to be buried Well he doesn t actually get buried but thrown out to sea and luckily Dantes managed to save himself We go on to read of the tale of how Dantes gets to Monte Cristo and soon he is beyond rich and he is so smart and ready to get IT DONE And Dantes doesn t just run off and kill people He s smart He tears down their houses their world without them knowing who he isntil the bitter end And all of the riches they acuired while he rotted in jail was disgusting Anyway some people did die but that s of little importance Dantes is also kind to all of the people that were kind to him or tried to help him while he was in jail He s such a wonderful person Yes I know I keep saying that He helps Morrel and his family when they were about to lose everything They even lost the Pharaon but Dantes brings him a new one without Morrel even knowing where the ship came from Dantes gave them money He helped the family even after Morrel was gone I cried and cried at his generosity And to sit and read of all the plans and all of the people crumble The only person to recognize Dantes even with his disguises was Mercedes But she went and married freaking Fernand and had a kid Dantes was friends with Mercedes son but things could never be good for them again And it s so so sad for so many involved Oh and Dantes called himself Sinbad the Sailor and The Count of Monte Cristo Of course I guess if you own a rock and gold and jewels and many other things you can call yourself anything you want I can t sit here and go on and on about the book It s freaking 1276 pages I m not that good of a reviewer to tell you something good about that many pages Just know THIS BOOK is freaking AWESOME If you have been debating on reading it and afraid of it s size who cares just read it I mean you can take two months or however long to enjoy Dantes and his adventures but don t let the tome bother you It s not boring at all NOT ONE BIT I give it all the stars Sail on dear Dantes MY BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading List Why did no one tell me about this book I mean seriously I was about a hundred pages in and I wanted to go find my freshman high school English teacher and inflict terrible intricate revenge on her for depriving me of a great book I figured first I could assume a new identity perhaps insinuating myself into her life I d make her trust me and put all her faith in me and then I would UTTERLY CRUSH HER MWAH HA HA HASeriously this was an awesome book I am not a big fan of the Classics really I Night of the Werewolf (Choose Your Own Nightmare, usually get very bored veryickly with them especially the Russians I don t know if it s the characters I can t relate to or the writing that puts me off but I try to get through them and my interest drops off abruptly Especially the Russians God save me from the RussiansBut this This was 1200 pages of concentrated awesome A grand intricate story of vengeance and I do love my revenge stories that I will definitely read again And watching V For Vendetta is a lot fun 906 Le Comte de Monte Cristo The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre DumasThe Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel by French author Alexandre Dumas p re completed in 1844 It is one of the author s most popular works along with The Three Musketeers The Count of Monte Cristo begins just before the Hundred Days period when Napoleon returned to power after his exile The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book an adventure story primarily concerned with themes of hope justice vengeance mercy and forgiveness It centers on a man who is wrongfully imprisoned escapes from jail acuires a fortune and sets about exacting revenge on those responsible for his imprisonment His plans have devastating conseuences for both the innocent and the guilty 1976 1312 847 13 2400 722 1334 1363 131 168 255 1371 1375 1377 262 1362 571 1394 108 208 1395 56 71 1395 225 1391 1388 166 168 1376 1388 1815 1848 11061399 Revenge is a dish best served cold And nabridged And translated from the French by Robin BussThe greatness of this book can be illustrated by the following simple euations Whereas the majesty of the Count of Counting added to the deliciousness of a Monte Cristo sandwich from Bennigans still does not overmatch the inherent kicka. And historical romance recounts the swashbuckling adventures of Edmond Dantes a dashing young sailor falsely accused of treason The story of his long imprisonment dramatic escape and carefully wrought re. .
Ss value of the Dumas novel which is it can therefore be said greater than the sum of its parts both obsessive compulsive The it can therefore be said greater than the sum of its parts both obsessive compulsive The and mouth wateringly fattening of Monte Cristo Similarly The coolness of Batman once introduced into the euation thus balances the scales probably because the Count of Monte Cristo character is eual parts Wealthy OCD Recluse Delicious Sandwich m metaphorically and Batman like avenger EDI don t know how I can be any clearer Facebook 30 Day Book Challenge Day 16 Longest book you ve read Picture this you are nineteen years old with your whole life ahead of you
you ve just been offered the job ofve just been offered the job of dreams And you re about to marry the person you ve loved since childhood When suddenly a couple of jealous men decide to frame you as a Bonapartist a crime which was punished by death or life imprisonment and have you sent away to rot in an island prison I think it s fair to say you d be feeling a touch bitter about the whole ordealThis is what happens to the young Edmond Dantes when he is betrayed at first by men jealous of his career and fiancee then again by a man who sees a opportunity to benefit himself by sending Dantes to his jail cell After spending fourteen years in a gloomy dungeon Dante Over 1200 pages of suffering and revenge I enjoyed it I did not like it ite as much as some of the other big classics I have read but it was very good The two things that brought it down a bit for me were It felt a bit drawn out than it needed to be At a couple of points I was ready for Dumas to get to the point Some of the plot was very convoluted While this did lend itself well to the Count s intricate plotting I would occasionally get to a chapter and say Wait what A few times I tried to reorient myself with chapter summaries online but stopped after it became difficult to avoid spoilers With all the negative out of the way I will say that is was definitely a great book At times it was riveting At others it was clever At pretty much all times it was dark and seemingly hopeless The nabridged is great because it has everything as Dumas wanted it but it does reuire ite a bit of commitmentFinal judgement A must for those who want to read all the classics but probably a bit much for the causal reader So one of the nice things Goodreads has done for me is bring me some really cool friends who inspire me to flex my brain a little harder and read classics And the nabridged version of The Count of Monte Cristo clocking in at over 1000 pages is a monster of a classic I was familiar with the Count s story from seeing an old movie or two but reading the book of course is a whole different level of experiencing the tale The first part of the book filled me with dread as I waited for disaster to strike the second part made me truly feel Edmond Dantes despair as he was thrown into a dungeon in the historical Chateau d If by greedy power seeking selfish and lustful men to spend the rest of his life in sualor After 14 years Edmond soon to become the Count escapes from his island prison and things really start to get interesting as he plans and executes his revenge on the four men who conspired to ruin his life Dumas writing even after 170 years and in translation is powerful and moving and the Count s complex and intricately planned revenge was awe inspiring Our buddy read group had a great time analyzing what was happening in the story and discussing various Biblical and other literary allusions Our discussion can be followed in the comments attached to our reviews but be warned that those threads are Spoiler CityBut as we started getting closer to the end of the Count s revenge and this story things started to go a little off the rails for all of Daniels Pet us The Count clearly views himself as an avenging angel almost as a god himself on a divine mission to punish the wicked This view which the author seems to share becomes andncomfortable as the death and destruction spread More about my problems with this book and the reasons it gets 4 stars rather than 5 which are extremely spoilerishview spoiler The Count s revenge extends itself to innocent members of the original plotters families which he justifies by wrong headedly Losing Control uoting the Old Testament scripture about the punishment of God extending itself to the third and fourth generations of their children He finds peoples weaknesses and exploits them suggesting anntraceable poison to a mother who he knows is anxious to see her young son inherit great wealth Only when that young son is also dead does the Count begin to Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep (light novel) uestion whether he has gone too far Monte Cristo became pale at this horrible sight he felt that he had passed beyond the bounds of vengeance and that he could no longer say God is for and with meBut then amazingly and disappointingly he decides he cannot have been mistaken all of Venge offersp a vision of France that has become immortal As Robert Louis Stevenson declared I do not believe there is another volume extant where you can breathe the same nmingled atmosphere of roman. .