The Count of Monte Cristo: Abridged (Bantam Classics) (Mass Market Paperbound)

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Set against the turbulent years of the Napoleonicera, Alexandre Dumas's thrilling adventure storyis one of the most widely read romantic novels ofall time. In it the dashing young hero, EdmondDantes, is betrayed by his enemies and throwninto a secret dungeon in the Chateau d'If -- doomedto spend his life in a dank prison cell. The storyof his long, intolerable years in captivity, hismiraculous escape, and his carefully wroughtrevenge creates a dramatic tale of mystery and intrigueand paints a vision of France -- a dazzling, dueling, exuberant France -- that has become immortal.

About the Author

Lorenzo Carcaterra is the author of five books, A Safe Place, Sleepers, Apaches, Gangster, and the forthcoming Street Boys. He has also written scripts for movies and television. He lives in New York.

Praise For…

"Dumas was... a summit of art. Nobody ever could,  or did, or will improve upon Dumas's romances and  plays." -- George Bernard Shaw

Product Details
ISBN: 9780553213508
ISBN-10: 0553213504
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Publication Date: December 1st, 1984
Pages: 544
Language: English
Series: Bantam Classics