The Count of Monte Cristo - Penguin Clothbound Classics (Hardback)
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The Count of Monte Cristo - Penguin Clothbound Classics (Hardback)

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Hardback 1312 Pages
Published: 29/11/2012
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Part of the Penguin’s Clothbound Classics range.

A beautiful new clothbound edition of Alexandre Dumas' classic novel of wrongful imprisonment, adventure and revenge.

Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantes is confined to the grim fortress of the Chateau d'If. There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo and becomes determined not only to escape but to unearth the treasure and use it to plot the destruction of the three men responsible for his incarceration.

A hugely popular success when it was first serialized in the 1840s, Dumas was inspired by a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment when writing his epic tale of suffering and retribution.

"What makes The Count Of Monte Cristo such a superior story is that revenge is not the only emotion driving the plot ...it is an almost perfect story - also in the mix are love, friendship, jealousy, faith, education, snobbery and class" - Sunday Express 

Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.

Alexandre Dumas (1802-70) was a pioneer of Romantic theatre in France, but in 1839 he turned his attention to writing the novels for which he is best known today, pften using collaborators such as Auguste Maquet to suggest plots or historical background. His most famous works include The Three Musketeers (1844), The Count of Monte Cristo (1844-5) and The Man in the Iron Mask (1847).

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141392462
Number of pages: 1312
Weight: 1115 g
Dimensions: 204 x 138 x 60 mm


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“Fantastic”

The Count of Monte Cristo is my favourite book. It certainly is not a short book but do not allow that to put you off. It is packed with adventure, revenge, jealousy and romance. It was a couple of years ago that I... More

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“The Count of Monte Cristo”

"It's about a prison break" Tim Robbins said in the film Shawshank Redemption, or was it Andy Dufresne words written by Stephen King? Well it is much more than that. Revenge is something human that is... More

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Andy@ArgyleStreet

“Derring Do aplenty”

All too often classics are written off as something that you have to read as part of a school assignment, this is the book I direct people to when they come up with this argument.
This is in my top ten favourite... More

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