Book Review : The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo is at heart an adventure novel. Through the adventure themes of justice, mercy, vengence and forgiveness are explored.
Edmond Dantès is prepared to embark upon his life, he has enough money to marry his love, Mercédès and has a new position as a captain of a ship. Dantès does not suspect that jealousy, greed and the fear of his associates will take away everything that he loves. Through false accusations he is arrested as a sympathizer of Bonaparte and sent to Chateau d’If without a trial. After receiving an extensive education from another prisoner, the Abbé Faria, he is finally able to escape after 14 years. After he procures the treasure on the isle of Monte Cristo he sets out to destroy his enemies; Fernand, now Count De Morcerf and Mercédès’s husband; Danglars, now a wealthy banker; and Villefort the Royal prosecutor. As he pursues vengence he becomes entangled in many lives.
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