Count of Monte Cristo (Wordsworth Classics)

by Alexandre Dumas

Count of Monte Cristo (Wordsworth Classics) by Alexandre Dumas
ISBN:
1853267333
ISBN13:
9781853267338
BINDING:
Paperback
PUBLISHER:
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
PUBLISHED:
1998-04-01
PAGES:
928

With an Introduction and Notes by Keith Wren, University of Kent at Canterbury The story of Edmund Dantes, self-styled Count of Monte Cristo, is told with consummate skill. The victim of a miscarriage of justice, Dantes is fired by a desire for retribution and empowered by a stroke of providence. In his campaign of vengeance, he becomes an anonymous agent of fate. The sensational narrative of intrigue, betrayal, escape, and triumphant revenge moves at a cracking pace. Dumas' novel presents a powerful conflict between good and evil embodied in an epic saga of rich diversity that is complicated by the hero's ultimate discomfort with the hubristic implication of his own actions.

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