The Count of Monte Cristo is the story of Edmond Dantes, a man who is wrongfully accused of treason on his wedding day and sent to Le Chateau d'If, an island prison. There he meets another prisoner and finds out why he was framed, by whom, and learns of a treasure left on the Island of Monte-Cristo. Dantes escapes from jail, acquires a fortune and sets about getting revenge on those responsible for his imprisonment. Alexandre Dumas was a French writer whose works have been translated into nearly 100 languages. His historical novels include The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, The Corsican Brothers, and The Man in the Iron Mask.