The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo Summary

An Apple Books Classic edition.

Alexandre Dumas’ classic paints a portrait of Edmond Dantès, a dark and calculating man who is willing to wait years to exact his perfect plan for revenge. After his so-called friends frame him for treason, Dantès is sentenced to life imprisonment in a grim island fortress on what was supposed to be his wedding day. After 14 years, he manages to escape prison, but he is unable to free himself from an all-consuming fury. Instead, Dantès spends a decade carrying out the plan for revenge he conceived while behind bars, bringing nightmarish ruination to those who once betrayed him-and second chances to those who tried to save him.

When it was first published in 1844, The Count of Monte Cristo quickly became the best-selling book in all of Europe. Dumas’ novel was ahead of its time, an exciting tale of adventure, treasure, secret identities, and daring escapes. It also reads like an early psychological thriller, leaving readers uneasy as they cheer Dantès on in his vengeful quest. It’s no wonder this book has inspired dozens of screen adaptations!

Book Reviews


Terrible translation3 star

Bad spelling, repeated sections, sections missing entirely. Would not recommend this translation AT ALL.35


Must read5 star

One of the best books I’ve ever read!55


A new favorite5 star

I mostly listened to the audiobook, but had to look up things to reference back a few times, this is an amazing tale that layers characters and plot and I loved it.55


The Count of Monte Christo3 star

Very interesting book. However the process of digitizing it has been a failure. Unbelievable number of typos and misspellings of names, etc. Every single page has errors.35


A Favorite Among the Best5 star

A must read!55

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Great Story, lots of typos.5 star

This is one of my favorite stories; five stars for the beautiful work of Alexandre Dumas. HEADS UP, this particular version has many typos and repeated paragraphs, mainly in the beginning and end of the book.55


Very nice5 star

Entertaining escape55


Many Typos2 star

Many glaring typos, and discrepancies between the spelling of names, are present in this edition, which sometimes detracts from the text itself. It does not seem as though any care was taken to proofread this copy...25


So many typos4 star

The book, while long, is fantastic. But this particular copy is filled with typographical errors that it can distract from the reading greatly. But the story is an ageless one, covering all facets of human existence.45


Ghastly, stilted translation2 star

Great story, but get a decent translation.25

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