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Le Comte de Monte-Cristo I (Le Comte de Monte-Cristo #1)

4.41 of 5 stars 4.41  ·  rating details  ·  1,138 ratings  ·  51 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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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.
Tiffany
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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Mohab Hariry
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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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
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.
Czarny Pies
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
Pick Wick
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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sabisteb
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
Adonis
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
Lupita Zermeño
Maravilloso en toda la extensión de la palabra. Es una obra completa en todos los sentidos lo AMO. MI FAVORITO EN TODO
Angela
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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Guillermo
It is a great book, only a little less than Les Miserables, but great anyway. Definitly a "must read"
Yves
À mes yeux, ce livre c'est le meilleur de tous les temps. Je n'ai jamais eu autant de plaisir à le lire que j'en ai eu avec les autres classiques de ma vie. Le Comte de Monte Cristo, c'est une histoire de vengeance. Edmond lui prépare scrupuleusement sa vengeance peut importe le temps que ça lui prendra pour l'exécuter. J'ai vu l'adaptation américaine du début des années 2000 et malgré que je l'ai aimé, elle est loin d'être aussi bonne que le livre. Je n'ose pas pas le relire parce que je veux g ...more
Riley
I’ll try to say a little about “Le Comte De Monte-Christo” without giving away spoilers so that others may enjoy it as I did. I picked up this novel because it was recommended as an exciting read, and because I wanted to practice my French reading ability. I was not disappointed. Dumas’s writing is characterized by profound character development, action and adventure, and surprising twists and turns....

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Monica Requejo
One of my favorites
mim
This is our December Book Club choice but I'd ordered it ahead and have just finished it. It was quite good though I was a bit confused near the ending with all the different names. I had to keep reminding myself that this was published in 1846. Reading The Greater Journey before this book helped with descriptions. That was interesting to me, the connections between the fiction of the era and the history book written this year. I'm glad this book was chosen as I'd never have read it, otherwise.
Nonethousand Oberrhein
Mort de Dantès
On ne peut que sympathiser avec Edmond Dantès auquel tout a été arraché! Ce premier tome se focalise sur la “disparition” d’Edmond et la “naissance” du mystérieux Comte qui mettra en place un réseau de pièges pour détruire socialement et/ou physiquement tous ceux qui ont nui à sa vie précédente. Une narration très émotionnelle qui arrive à garder longtemps le suspense et pousse le lecteur d’une page à l’autre… et d’un tome à l’autre aussi!
Miley the Book Junkie Reads . . .
Different version same reply . . .Très Bien!!! English or French I love this book. It just so happen that this time. I read it in French for the first time while in school. I found that in its native language it only gave me more of a reason to love it. I found the characters engaging and Dantes complex. But that I found to be the meat of the story or should I say stories. There is Dantes and then the Count. Each have a different life with some very distinct commonalities.
Serenella
Sep 26, 2010 Serenella rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone.
My review actually refers to the French edition, which the one I have, but since I couldn't find that on this site...

Anyway, quite simply put, this is one of my favourite books of all time without a doubt. It has everything: revenge, deceit, love, betrayal, friendship... from beginning to the end, I had to struggle to put it down, and I've lost track of the number of times I have read it. It really is amazing and I love how intricate the story is. Highly recommended.
Miley the Book Junkie Reads . . .
Très Bien!!! English or French I love this book. It just so happen that this time. I read it in French for the first time while in school. I found that in its native language it only gave me more of a reason to love it. I found the characters engaging and Dantes complex. But that I found to be the meat of the story or should I say stories. There is Dantes and then the Count. Each have a different life with some very distinct commonalities.
Jerome
Je parle ici des deux volumes.
J'ai adoré le premier quart.
Ensuite... c'est beaucoup beaucoup beaucoup beaucoup beaucoup beaucoup beaucoup beaucoup beaucoup beaucoup beaucoup beaucoup beaucoup trop lent et long.
J'ai abandonné aux trois quarts.
Zive2001
The first part was very exciting, specially the prison break, but then it turned all out so complicated and unreal and so boring, I could not finish eaven the last 60 pages. Tried to read at lest the last chapter, but couldnt, got asleep. Wheather it is a book for men or the times has changed so much, we need different heroes and adventures. Strange, because basicly I like classics.
Greg Perowne
Wow. I find it hard to believe Dumas was able to conceive of such a grand book nearly 200 years ago. He shows an impressive ability of developing complex characters, intricate environments and a deep knowledge of historical and cultural facts of multiple countries while telling a beautiful and gripping story. This is a must-read for anyone who even slightly enjoys fiction.
Patricia
Une épopée que j'ai vraiment adorée! C'est, à mon avis, un des plus grand chefs-d'œuvre de la littérature classique. L'histoire est tellemeent forte qu'elle est en mesure d'émouvoir les gens de toutes les époques.

L'histoire d'une vengeance, mais une vengeance noble. Une histoire qui nous emporte et nous inspire grâce à des thèmes poignants qui sont encore d'actualité.
Liam
Wonderful! Really exciting and authentically terrible. For me it evoked Marseille and the Med, but of course not as I know it. With good school French it takes a couple of chapters to get accustomed to the style and vocabulary, but the story pulls you through. After that it's difficult to put down.
Marlene
I'm loving this book. I stayed up all night last night to finish it. It just brought me back to my old High School English days (and nights) when I had time to read the classics. Well-written and not too easy, but just hard enough to be entertaining. I love the classics!
Kami
Carl and I traveled to Brazil together, and listened to the unabridged audio version of this book. We loved it--plugged in our earphones every chance we got, at every layover! It has since been a favorite. Really an intriguing story. But very long.
Cameron
Great start, lots of build/setup in the middle for a strong finish (although I did think it slowed for a bit). The only real downside for me was the translation. It was my first Project Gutenberg and I was a little disappointed comparing some passages.
Catherine
Ça me manquait de lire une histoire écrite dans un vieux français avec des détails et des explications plus que complète. Une mise en scène et un début d'histoire sur la vengeance et les mécanismes humains. Que demander de mieux...
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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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