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ISBN 13: 9780140449266
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A beautiful new clothbound edition of Alexandre Dumas' classic novel of wrongful imprisonment, adventure and revenge. 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 huge popular success when it was first serialized in the s, Dumas was inspired by a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment when writing his epic tale of suffering and retribution. Alexander Dumas was born in at Villes-Cotterets. He received very little education but when he entered the household of the future king, Louis-Philippe, he began to read veraciously and then to write.
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Alexandre Dumas' epic tale of suffering and revenge inspired by a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment, the Penguin Classics edition of The Count of Monte Cristo is translated with an introduction by Robin Buss. - May 27, ISBN
Feb 14, AM. I often pick up famous books, and their translations turn out to be so dry that I just cannot go through them. It feels like their beauty has been destroyed. I just picked up a penguin translation of Homer's Odyssey, and it was just terrible. It is heavily abridged. I liked the free kindle version. The Robin Buss trans is very good and flows well.
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