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

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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The Count of Monte Cristo5 star

Excellent reading, the book was better than the movie Kevin55


Did anyone edit this version???2 star

This version of the book has a ridiculous amount of typos, spelling errors, and other editing issues. It’s as if it was not reviewed at all before being published. Paragraphs are repeated, so many words are misspelled, and words are missing. This book is already hard to read and the lack of editing in this version makes it even more difficult to read. I guess you get what you pay for...25


Great Claasic5 star

An amazing tale.55


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

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