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Le Comte de Monte-Cristo I

4.44  ·  Rating Details ·  2,153 Ratings  ·  95 Reviews
Tome I de II.

« On fit encore quatre ou cinq pas en montant toujours, puis Dantès sentit qu'on le prenait par la tête et par les pieds et qu'on le balançait.
« Une, dirent les fossoyeurs.
- Deux.
- Trois ! »
En même temps, Dantès se sentit lancé, en effet, dans un vide énorme, traversant les airs comme un oiseau blessé, tombant, tombant toujours avec une épouvante qui lui glaça
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Mass Market Paperback, 703 pages
Published December 31st 1998 by Gallimard (first published 1844)
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Michael Finocchiaro
In the annals of revenge stories, The Count of Monte Cristo has to be at the very top. The betrayal, imprisonment, reappropriation of identity and the final stroke of revenge are so perfectly depicted here that it is breathtaking. Dumas' finest work (besides the d'Artagnan cycle in my humble opinion), there is ne'er a dull moment in this classic of epic proportions.
Nelson Zagalo
Nov 29, 2014 Nelson Zagalo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: literature
Um livro que não envelheceu nada bem, apesar da trama central continuar imensamente atual, já que toca sentimentos estruturais de todos nós — esperança, justiça, vingança —, muitos dos detalhes que compõem este livro foram completamente ultrapassados pelo conhecimento científico — tanto da história, como da química, da psicologia ou neurociências. Dumas não se coíbe de emitir opiniões a par e passo, provavelmente por precisar de preencher páginas, já que o romance surgiu como seriado. São muitas ...more
Slymandra
[Around the World challenge: France] Dumas, Maquet, peu importe qui a vraiment écrit ce livre, c’est un génie. L’histoire allie un héros charismatique, rafiné et intelligent à une intrigue de vengeance, soit pour moi l’une des meilleures recettes en littérature. J’ai adoré pour chaque intrigue ce moment où les pièces du puzzle s’assemblent, où le lecteur réalise par lui-même à quel point Monte-Cristo tient toujours entre ses mains les ficelles du destin des personnages.
Ce premier tome retrace à
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Stela
La meilleure scène de ce volume: la description de l'île Monte-Cristo et la découverte du trésor - excellente gradation du suspense et surprenante intuition des sentiments contradictoires qui animent Dantès.

Par contre, la pire scène concerne la récompense de Morrel, où le suspense artificiellement entretenu frise le mauvais-goût par le choix pour le spectacle à tout prix, car la salvation de dernière minute qui se veut un coup de théâtre est en effet d'une cruauté ni même raffinée.
Clarabel
Jan 21, 2016 Clarabel rated it it was amazing
Shelves: classics
Une œuvre remarquable et étonnante de modernité ! On ne voit pas le temps passer tant le rythme est enlevé, l'action dense et la trame romanesque flamboyante.
Marc
Jun 04, 2016 Marc rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Une histoire qui se lit avec plaisir et qui nous tient en haleine jusqu'au bout même si quelques éléments manquent de crédibilité.
Bon, passons à la suite !
Nathalie Natmo
Awesome
Dawnie
Mar 05, 2017 Dawnie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2017
I actually thought I enjoy this more then i ended up enjoying it.

It was good, but in now ways great for me.

I didn't really get into the story, or cared for the characters, I found the reason for imprisonment completely stupid and from that point on the story kind of started to drag, which means the story dragged from page 100 on...

I did kind of like the way the story I say told and i know a lot of people were imprisonment during that time in history for no reason other than someone didn't like t
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puppy
Mar 31, 2015 puppy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lang-fr
"There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyment of living."

Truly an epic. The best book I've ever read.
Bladelor
Feb 07, 2016 Bladelor rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Coup de coeur ! Que j'aime cette plume, les personnages, les dialogues, l'histoire... bref, tout !
Vivement la suite !!!!!
Tiffany
Sep 26, 2013 Tiffany rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, france
So, mixed feelings about this book. It was hard work to get through, and in some places I felt like I was wading through thigh-high snow drifts. The dragginess in the middle can be attributed to the fact that Dumas was paid by the word. In the twenty-first century we are used to stories that are front-loaded and action-packed and resolve quickly. Written in 1844, Le Comte de Monte-Cristo was published in serial form and would have taken nearly a year to read.

From the outset it was meant to ha
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Emilie Hany
Je referme tout juste ce premier tome, et je dois dire que j'ai tout simplement adoré cette première partie.

La première chose à dire est que l'écriture de Dumas est vraiment dingue : elle est extrêmement riche, belle, variée, sans être trop descriptive ni trop lourde, elle nous fait découvrir plein de références et plein de nouveaux horizons... bref, elle est tout simplement par-faite.

Dans ce récit, nous rencontrons Edmond Dantès, jeune marin qui, malgré son jeune âge, se voit promu capitaine
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Patrick Robitaille
Jan 14, 2016 Patrick Robitaille rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 1001, en-français

Despite its daunting length (around 1550 pages), Monte Cristo is a thoroughly enthralling novel and a genuine masterpiece. Filled with various adventures and several vignettes about French (especially Parisian) life in the upper classes in the first half of the 19th century, it relates the story of Edmond DantÃs, a merchant sailor, who was falsely imprisoned on accusations of conspiring for the return of Napoleon in 1815. His sojourn in the Château d’If gaol leads to a spectacular reversal of

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Mohab Hariry
Sep 29, 2013 Mohab Hariry rated it it was amazing
Shelves: asly
J'ai étudié ce roman à l'école quand j'étais en troisième preparatoire et c'était simplement magnifique, je l'ai aimé beaucoup que je l'ai fini même au debut de l'année avant de le finir à l'école .. c'était la première fois, après ca j'ai lu ce roman plus que 3 fois et chaque fois je sens la même joie
Apart des souvenirs associés à ce roman, le roman lui même jouant sur le thème de la vengeance a réussi d'être le meilleur et le plus connu dans ce thème .. mon caractère préféré était l'Abbé Fari
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صفية
Sep 19, 2015 صفية rated it liked it
"Peut-être ce que je vais vous dire vous paraîtra-t-il étrange, à vous, messieurs les socialistes, les progressifs, les humanitaires; mais je ne m'occupe jamais de mon prochain, mais je n'essaye jamais de protéger la société qui ne me protège pas, et, je dirai même plus, qui généralement ne s'occupe de moi que pour me nuire; et en les supprimant de mon estime, et en gardant la neutralité vis-à-vis d'eux, c'est encore la société et mon prochain qui me doivent du retour."
"J’ai dans le coeur trois
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Briana Neagu
Finally!!! I don't even know why this took me so long to finish it. I did enjoy the story, but I believe that the writing style was the real problem. I felt like the author tried way to hard to have that "perfect written book" , and sometimes ,for a couple of pages, he just described things that you don't actually care about, things that doesn't influence the plot ,and it was simply boring at some points.I dont know when i am going to read the next volumes, but I'm so tired now,because I push my ...more
ROSE
Endormie trèèès tard hier soir, pour finir cette première partie trépidante.
L'écriture est actuelle, rythmée, prenante ; Dantès est attachant, courageux et fort sexy^^ ; les paysages, les décors, sont subliment dépeints, et j'y ai retrouvé avec amour ma Provence familiale ; mon cœur a fait des bonds, et les larmes me sont parfois montées aux yeux...
Bref, la deuxième partie est d'ores et déjà dans mes mains, et j'ai comme l'impression qu'une partie de mon week-end va se passer au XIXeme siècle, e
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Plucino
Jun 26, 2012 Plucino rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
Finito il primo volume...: dopo oltre 700 pagine la vendetta si profila vagamente all'orizzonte, ma siamo ancora nella fase dei preparativi.

Ringrazio la mia allergia a sceneggiati televisivi e riduzioni cinematografiche: ho un'idea un po' fumosa della trama che mi aspetta, il che mi rende appassionante la lettura.
Ferial Hameurlaine
what a (loooooooooong) ride


ma review en français :
https://chezlafeeryalle.blogspot.fr/2...
Nesrine
Dec 04, 2016 Nesrine rated it it was amazing
4.5
sabisteb
Sep 01, 2012 sabisteb rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
Marseilles, 24.02.1815. Nach einer langen Fahrt, bei welcher der Kapitän des Schiffes starb, kehrt der junge Seemann Edmond Dantès als erster Offizier und provisorischer Kapitän der "Pharao" in seinen Heimathafen zurück. Der Reeders Morrel ist glücklich über die sichere Heimkehr und so von Dantès Fähigkeiten angetan, dass er ihn augenblicklich zum Kapitän befördert. Dantès Leben ist perfekt. Ein super Job, es soll in wenigen Tagen seine große Liebe Mercédès heiraten und das alles, obwohl er gera ...more
Michel
Aug 27, 2015 Michel rated it liked it
Vraag mij niet waarom ik dit herlezen heb. Ik herinner me vaag dat ik het zeer indrukwekkend vond toen ik het een eeuw geleden las, en ik zal wel iets gedacht hebben als “in de rapte eens lezen, tussen twee andere dingen door”.

Ahem ja. Dit is een lang boek. Serieus: een te lang boek. En het is echt wel wijs om lezen, maar dan toch wel vooral als een tijdsdocument — want echt literatuur zou ik het niet durven noemen.

De personages zijn meer dan karikaturaal, het verhaal is bij momenten zó ongeloof
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Mehdi
Jan 07, 2017 Mehdi rated it it was amazing
800 pages later, I am halfway there...On to volume 2
Czarny Pies
May 25, 2014 Czarny Pies rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, french-lit
In order to enjoy the Comte of Monte-Cristo has the potential to profoundly irritate the reader of the twenty-first century in a number of different ways. First, it was written in serial form which means that the reader is constantly being reminded of things that would have occurred in episodes published three months or more previously which can be distraction for the modern reader who would likely have read the section with the event within the previous two or three days. Second, because Dumas ...more
Jane
Feb 04, 2016 Jane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I happened to read a copy of The Count of Monte Cristo that was published in Estonian in 1987 and in two volumes and since these copies have been on my mother's bookshelves as long as I remember. Since the book is a quite long one and I hadn't actually read the original before, I decided to read it as a part of my reading challenge this year as a classic I never made time for before.

And it was marvellous!

I thought I was familiar with the story before I decided to give the original a shot since I
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Pick Wick
Sep 27, 2009 Pick Wick rated it really liked it
An extremely long story but it can very conveniently be separated into two parts (the "Edmond Dantès" section and the "Count of Monte-Cristo" one) and be read individually or at least not consecutively. The pervious events are repeatedly and pleasantly reminded to the reader throughout the book.

The two parts do not only happen during a totally different period of the main character's life but also deal with very distinctive themes. It is a wonderful and highly entertaining novel, with a lot of a
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Adonis
Jun 09, 2008 Adonis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is about a sailor named Edmond Dantes and his rise to becoming the Count of Monte Christo. He returns on a voyage as captain of his ship after his captain died, but 3 men named Danglars, Fernand Mondego, and Caderousse plan to remove him from the picture by falsely acussing him of actions he did not commit. During Dantes time incarcerated he meets a man named Abbe Faria who becomes dantes friend. He begins tunneling away at his cell so he will one year escape. ABbe tells him about trea ...more
Cedric
Apr 19, 2015 Cedric rated it it was amazing
La meilleure expérience littéraire que j'ai eue jusque là. En général je ne suis pas attiré par les romans français. J'ai décidé d'acheter Le Comte de Monte-Cristo parce que le résumé m'attirait et je n'ai pas été déçu, l'histoire m'a captivé du début à la fin.
La naïveté d'Edmond au début du roman m'a un peu énervé mais j'ai apprécié son évolution au fil des années et de ses expériences. Au cours de sa vendetta, aucune de ses actions n'est laissée au hasard et j'ai aimé le voir "tout-puissant",
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Angela
Jul 08, 2008 Angela rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-french
I read the full version, in French, and listened to an abridged audiobook version read by Bill Homewood, in English, just to make sure I didn't miss any details. (My French is a little rusty).

Audiobook version: The reading was well-done, but the text being read was so abbreviated you basically just ended up with the highlights. Whole suspense-filled chapters became a short sentence or two.

Full version: In one sense this is a horrible choice to read in a language you haven't spoken in years, just
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This note regards Alexandre Dumas, père, the father of Alexandre Dumas, fils (son). For the son, see Alexandre Dumas.

Alexandre Dumas, père (French for "father", akin to Senior in English), born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie, was a French writer, best known for his numerous historical novels of high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of his no
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“Celui-la seul qui a eprouve l'extreme infortune est apte a ressentir l'extreme felicite. Il faut avoir voulu mourir pour savoir combien el est bon de vivre.” 6 likes
“... il n'y a ni bonheur ne malheur en ce monde, il y a la comparaison d'un etat a un autre, voila tout.” 6 likes
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