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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
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Aug 31, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, classics, adventure
Read in September, 2007

Can't believe it took me so long to pick up this book. At over 1400 pages, it is not a quick read, but Alexandre Dumas is a great story teller.

The story begins with Edmond Dantes, a young up-an-coming sailor head over heels in love with the lovely Mercedes. On their wedding day, Edmond is falsely accused of treason. The story of his long imprisonment and daring escape would have made a great book in itself, then the story turns to his well-planned revenge.

The setting is post-Napoleonic France. Dumas does a great job of describing Parisian society of that era. I was surprised at Dumas' sense of humor... A must read!
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