The Count Of Monte Cristo (Vintage Classics)

Author: Alexandre Dumas
Homepage 9780099518945

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  • : $14.99(AUD)
  • : 9780099518945
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Arrow
  • : 0.846
  • : June 2009
  • : 211mm X 132mm X 55mm
  • : 14.99
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  • : Paperback
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Barcode 9780099518945
9780099518945

Description

A beautiful new clothbound edition of Alexandre Dumas' classic novel of wrongful imprisonment, adventure and revenge. Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantes is confined to the grim fortress of the Ch teau d'If. There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo and becomes determined not only to escape but to unearth the treasure and use it to plot the destruction of the three men responsible for his incarceration. A huge popular success when it was first serialized in the 1840s, Dumas was inspired by a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment when writing his epic tale of suffering and retribution.

Author description

Alexandre Dumas was born on 24 July 1802 in Villers-Cotterets near Paris.His father, who was the son of a French marquis and a former slave, died when Alexandre was three years old. He was brought up by his mother and later moved to Paris to work as a clerk. He wrote plays, travel books, children's stories and memoirs as well as novels and was a keen traveller and cook. His most famous works are The Three Musketeers (1844) and The Count of Monte Cristo (1844-5). Alexandre Dumas died on 5 December 1870.