The Count Of Monte Cristo: Movie Tie-In

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The Count Of Monte Cristo: Movie Tie-In

by Alexandre Dumas Pere

Penguin Books | January 11, 2002 | Trade Paperback |

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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. The Count of Monte-Cristo (1844-46) is one of the great popular novels of all time, and a landmark in the development of modern popular fiction.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 528 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0.79 in

Published: January 11, 2002

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0142000736

ISBN - 13: 9780142000731

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The Count Of Monte Cristo: Movie Tie-In

The Count Of Monte Cristo: Movie Tie-In

by Alexandre Dumas Pere

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 528 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0.79 in

Published: January 11, 2002

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0142000736

ISBN - 13: 9780142000731

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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. The Count of Monte-Cristo (1844-46) is one of the great popular novels of all time, and a landmark in the development of modern popular fiction.

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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.

About the Author

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870)-author of more than ninety plays and many novels-was well-known in Parisian society and was a contemporary of Victor Hugo. After the success of The Count of Monte Cristo, Dumas dumped his entire fortune into his own Chateau de Monte Cristo-and was then forced to flee to Belgium to escape his creditors. He died penniless but optimistic, saying of death, "I shall tell her a story, and she will be kind to me."
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