GOODREADS SYNOPSIS: ‘On what slender threads do life and fortune hang.’
Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantès is confined to the grim fortress of If. There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo and he becomes determined not only to escape, but also to unearth the treasure and use it to plot the destruction of the three men responsible for his incarceration.
Dumas’ epic tale of suffering and retribution, inspired by a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment, was a huge popular success when it was first serialised in the 1840s.
Robin Buss’ lively translation is complete and unabridged, and remains faithful to the style of Dumas’ original.
My husband has been nagging me to read this book for over a year so we can watch the movie together. He has already seen the movie but wants me to watch it and I want to read the novel before watching the movie, so I am giving in and will read this novel.
Wish me luck, hopefully I can get through it!