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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
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Feb 16, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: dumas, french-classic

This book is exceptional! I would not be able to do justice to the writing if I tried to summarize the 117 chapters (or 1243 pp.) I can see how this book was very popular when it was first released in a serial formal from August 1844 to January 1846. And continued to be republished many times throughout the century. I read the book in 5 days. I could not put the book down and it repeatedly surprised me.
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Reading Progress

February 16, 2010 – Shelved
March 6, 2010 – Started Reading
March 6, 2010 –
page 50
3.92%
March 8, 2010 –
page 61
4.78%
April 11, 2011 –
page 148
11.6%
April 12, 2011 –
page 286
22.41%
April 16, 2011 –
page 395
30.96%
May 14, 2011 –
page 456
35.74%
November 19, 2011 – Shelved as: dumas
November 19, 2011 – Shelved as: french-classic
June 17, 2012 –
page 456
35.74%
June 17, 2012 –
page 514
40.28%
June 18, 2012 –
page 621
48.67%
June 18, 2012 –
page 678
53.13%
June 19, 2012 –
page 751
58.86%
June 19, 2012 –
page 913
71.55%
June 19, 2012 –
page 950
74.45%
June 20, 2012 –
page 1116
87.46%
June 21, 2012 – Finished Reading

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Carol What are you liking about the book? It is one of my favorites.


Carol I never read it but loved the 2002 film with Richard Harris and James Caviezel. As I know the movie is never as good as the book, I was surprised how different it was. I am reading the Pengiun edition which I usually prefer but I am also listening to Blackstone's audiobook with John Lee beautiful voice. The audio version, unabridged, differs from the Penguin book. Each sentence is rich and beautiful, love it. I always loved the relationship between Dantes and Abbe. Richard Harris in the film was great. Also I thought it was a wonderful love story.


Carol I seen the 2002 movie also and it does weer from the book quite a bit. I love Dumas anyway I have read everything he wrote.


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