1168 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 1.97 in
March 1, 1998
Oxford University Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0192833952
ISBN - 13: 9780192833952
From the Publisher
The Count of Monte Cristo is one of the great literary adventures, indeed William Thackeray was so enthralled he began reading `at six one morning and never stopped till eleven at night'.
The hero is Edmond Dantes, a young sailor who, falsely accused of treason, is arrested on his wedding day and imprisoned in the island fortress of Chateau d'If. After staging a dramatic escape he sets out to discover the fabulous treasure of Monte Cristo and catch up with his enemies. A novel of
enormous tension and excitement, Monte Cristo is also a tale of obsession and revenge, with Dantes, believing himself to be an `Angel of Providence', pursuing his vengeance to the bitter end before realizing that he himself is a victim of fate.
This new edition uses the classic, anonymous translation that has been in print since the nineteenth century.
About the Author
David Coward is at University of Leeds.
From Our Editors
Here is an all-new adaptation of Dumas's classic, retaining the integrity of the original novel and using original dialogue and narration. Color illustrations.
'my best re-read of the year ... It's quite simply the best revenge story ever written'
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