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


Not bad for free4 star

This was my first time reading this book. I also picked up a paper back copy from a local store for like 3 bucks. There are a significant amount of typos and errors similar to what others had mentioned. Sometimes the spacing on quotation marks is a little annoying or the paragraph layout. I noticed this more later in the book than in the beginning. The beginning is mostly typos like Abbe being Ab6 or Dantes being D4ntes. I’m assuming that there was a scanner or something that just copied the book and didn’t catch everything correctly. Granted most of the time, the typos are easy to understand and not completely belligerent. A few times I was taken out of the story, but most of the time when you’re in the groove you don’t really notice. A positive note though is this book is much more full than my paper back. Sometimes I would have to come back to this copy because in the paperback it would give a more or less main gist of certain chapters compared to getting the full piece out. Definitely an amazing read and super awesome you can have so much entertainment for free! Four stars from me that’s for sure. I will say too theres a ton of characters, and Wikipedia has a breakdown of everyone and there relations. So when you get deeper into the book and space on who’s who, it’s definitely nice to have a lil cheat sheet lol. If typos and grammar errors bother you though, I would def recommend another copy.45


A classic for good reason5 star

Quick to start, then a bit slow going for a while. But eventually it becomes impossible to put down. It’s worth investing a little time in learning to pronounce the French names, for your sanity and clarity as you get deeper into the book.55


Epic saga and exactly like real life5 star

I love the fact that the hero is a sailor and makes his way through the many complications of life. Much of what happens concerns the very rich and noble and those who scramble to become part of that club. Trust no one is the right message.55

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Co5 star

Great book and it’s a wonderful55


Great Read 💗5 star

I always thought the Count was sexy. I used to daydream about going back in time and being swept away by his charms. I could read this book and fall in love for the first time again and again just like I did when I was twelve!55


Great read5 star

Good read with a much different outcome than the movie.55

Bookworm 5732

The story is good, however4 star

There are a bunch of typos that need fixing. I’d suggest looking for another version.45

Mississippi gregroy

Great story!5 star

Beautiful, moving, and powerful!55


Full of transcription errors2 star

This is a slashed and ant eaten copy of what is a great book. The accents are messed up, there are transcription errors, the bullet notes almost never match, frequent random all caps lines (maybe to highlight images that are not there?) and generally a brutal read. Try Gutenberg - they actually have editors. For example: Abbè keeps showing as Ab6 and other variations25


i love this book!5 star

alexandre dumas is the paradox. a boy so young, who suffered so much, yet possessed a penchant for relating life’s vicissitudes with a message: “awake refreshed, renewed, for the pain is now gone, and in forgivenesses of unwanted desire, the dreams of the boy inside can come true.”55

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