Item description for The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Bill Homewood, Hugh Kennedy, Letizia Osti, David A. Stahl, Gordon T. Lee, John F. Schank & Michael Hayes...
For nineteen-year-old Edmond Dantes, life is sweet. Soon to be captain of his own sip, he is also about to be married to his true love, Mercedes. But suddenly everything turns sour. On the joyous day of his wedding he is arrested and--without a fair trial--condemned to solitary confinement in the miserable Chateau d'If! The charges? Faked! Edmond has been framed by a handful of powerful enemies. But why?
While locked away, Edmond learns from another prisoner of a secret treasure hidden on the island of Monte Cristo. Edmond concocts a daring and audacious plan: escape and find the treasure! But it is years later--long after Edmond has transformed himself into the Count of Monte Cristo--that his plan for revenge begins to unfold.
Disguised as the wealthy count, Edmond returns to his native land to find his enemies--and make them pay!
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Format: Abridged, Audiobook, Classical
Studio: Naxos Audiobooks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5" Height: 6" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 1995
Publisher Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN 9626340398 ISBN13 9789626340394 UPC 730099003926
Availability 0 units.
More About Alexandre Dumas, Bill Homewood, Hugh Kennedy, Letizia Osti, David A. Stahl, Gordon T. Lee, John F. Schank & Michael Hayes
Alexandre Dumas (pere) lived a life as romantic as that depicted in his famous novels. He was born on July 24,1802, at Villers-Cotterets, France, the son of Napoleon's famous mulatto general, Dumas, His early education was scanty, but his beautiful handwriting secured him a position in Paris in 1822 with the du'Orleans, where he read voraciously and began to write. His first play, Henri III et sa cour (1829), scored a resounding success for its author and for the romantic movement. Numerous dramatic successes followed (including the melodrama Kean , later adapted by Jean-Paul Satre), and so did numerous mistresses and adventures. He took part in the revolution of 1830 and caught cholera during the epidemic of 1832, fathered two illegitimate children by two different mistresses, and then married still another mistress. (The first of these two children, Alexandre Dumas, [fils], became a famous author also, ) His lavish spending and flamboyant habits led to the construction of his fabulous Chateau de Monte-Christo, and in 1851 he fled to Belgium to escape creditors. He died on December 5, 1870, bankrupt but still cheerful, saying of death, "I shall tell her a story, and she will be kind to me." Dumas's overall literary output reached over 277 volumes, but his brilliant historical novels made him the most universally read of all French novelists. With collaborators, mainly Auguste Maquet, Dumas wrote such works as The Three Musketeer (1843-44); its sequels, Twenty Years After (1845) and the great mystery The Man in the Iron Mask (1845-50); and The Count of Monte Cristo (1844). L'action and l'amour were the two essential things in life and his fiction. He declared he "elevated history to the dignity of the novel" by means of love affairs, intrigues, imprisonments, hairbreadth escapes, and duels. His work ignored historical accuracy, Psychology, and analysis, but its thrilling adventure and exuberant inventiveness continue to delight readers, and Dumas remains one of the prodigies of nineteenth-century French literature.
Alexandre Dumas was born in 1802 and died in 1870.
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The Count of Monte Cristo Jun 18, 2008
I bought this book for one of my children for a summer reading project. I needed a specific version and was glad I could search this site by ISBN. The book arrived quickly and the price was reasonable. I'm sure other family members will enjoy the book when the projcet is complete.
The 2nd best book ever! Apr 6, 2008
except for the Bible, this is the best. It is the full and undiluted version from the first english translation. read it, learn it,live it. j
Excelent story, short version Apr 2, 2008
The book is excelent reading but please get a different version. This version only has 580 or so pages where as other versions have over 1,300 pages. That means that this version is only half the story. So much gets lost in translation already don't cheat yourself even more.
Very disappointing Feb 1, 2008
Although the story is well known to me, the editing of this audio book was so confusing. I absolutely could not follow it. Too much is cut out.
Count of Monte Cristo Jan 21, 2008
Story has good twists, but there are too many French places and people which makes the audio confusing.