Now A Major Motion Picture Starring Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce
and Richard Harris
The Count of Monte-Cristo
was inspired by an anecdote from
the Parisian police archives, a pearl of a story, Dumas called it,
"A rough, shapeless pearl, of no value, waiting for its jeweller".
Edmond Dantè's betrayal, his incarceration in the fortress-prison
of If, his search for Abbé Faria's hidden treasure, and his
reappearance, now fabulously rich, as the brooding, Byronic and
vengeful Count of Monte-Cristo - these are the bare outlines of a
book which Thackeray, for one, found impossible to put down. Dumas
set his magnificent novel of L'action et l'amour in
nineteenth-century metropolitan Paris with interludes in Marseilles
and Rome. In it he gave free rein to the sensational -
hashish-smoking, vampirism and sex - and to his interest in travel,
classical myth, the orient, human psychology and disguises.
This enduringly popular tale of love and vengence in the
post-napoleonic era is now a Major Motion Picture from Spyglass
Entertainment starring Jim Cavizel, Guy Pearce and Richard Harris.
With its non-stop adventure, intrigue and excitement, now it is the
perfect occasion to rediscover one of the greatest popular novels
of all time.