The Count of Montecristo: A Story of Revenge

The Count of Montecristo: A Story of Revenge

Author: Alexandre Dumas

Format: Nook

Pages: 398 pages

Published: January 4th 2011

A NOVEL WITH DRAMA AND ADVENTURE#x2026;BUT THE CENTRAL THEME IS REVENGE!!! A GREAT READ!br/The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean and the Levant during the historical events of 1815#x2013;1838 (from just before the Hundred Days through to the reign of Louis-Philippe of France). The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book. It is an adventure story primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness.br/During his fourteen years imprisonment in the Chacirc;teau d'If, Dantes befriends the Abbeacute; Faria, ("The Mad Priest"), a fellow prisoner trying to tunnel his way to freedom, who claims knowledge of a massive treasure and continually offers to reward the guards well if they release him. Faria gives Dantegrave;s an extensive education. Faria also explains to Dantegrave;s how Danglars, Fernand, and Villefort would each have had his own reasons for wanting Dantegrave;s in prison, out of circulation. After years of friendship, and knowing himself to be close to death, Faria tells Dantegrave;s the location of the treasure, on Monte Cristo. When Faria dies, Dantegrave;s uses his corpse to stage an escape to a nearby island, and is rescued by a smuggling ship. After several months of working with the smugglers, he goes to Monte Cristo. Dantegrave;s fakes an injury and convinces the smugglers to temporarily leave him on Monte Cristo, then makes his way to the hiding place of the treasure. After recovering the treasure, he returns to Marseilles, where he learns that his father has died in poverty. He buys a yacht, hides the rest of the treasure on board and buys both the island of Monte Cristo and the title of Count from the Tuscan Government.br/Disguised as the rich Count of Monte Cristo, takes his revenge on the three men responsible for his unjust imprisonment: Fernand, now Count De Morcerf and Merceacute;degrave;s's husband; Danglars, now a wealthy banker; and Villefort, now married to his second wife and living in Paris. The Count surfaces first in Rome. And so starts the story of revenge#x2026;..!