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Language: English | Genre: Adventure Novel | Published: 1844 | Pages: 1681 | Difficulty: 5/10 | Format: ePub(49MB), .mobi(98MB), PDF
“The Count of Monte Cristo” by Alexandre Dumas
Edmond Dantès is a successful sailor and is soon to become a captain. He is returning to Marseille to marry his beloved fiancee Mercédès. During his last voyage captain Leclère, the man who he is about to succeed now, passes away in the open sea. With his last breath he asks Dantès to deliver a package to the exiled with Napoleon Bonaparte – General Bertrand, and a latter to a man in Paris. He honors the dead man’s wish, but he doesn’t realize that back home rivals of his are going to use this against him. They accuse him of being a Bonapartist traitor and send him to court. Even worse for him the letter he was delivering conceals information against his prosecutor Villefort. Desperate to protect his reputation, he sentences Dantès to a lifetime imprisonment on the isle of Château d’If.
On this isolated rock, in a fortress nobody has ever escaped alive, Dantès is drowning in despair and remorse. Robbed from everything he ever loved, after 6 years of suffering, he finally decides to put an end to his life. This is when faith introduces him to “The Mad Priest” – Abbé Faria. Digging a tunnel to freedom for years now, Abbé’s calculations were wrong which led him to the cell of Dantès.
For the next eight years Abbé visits Dantès to teach him languages, science and culture. Having established a strong friendship, when Abbé feels his time is coming, he decides to share with Dantès a well kept secret. He talks of an untold treasure, buried on the island of Monte Cristo. The very same night Abbé passes away and Dantès takes his spot in the body bag, seizing the only opportunity to escape the prison. Winning back his freedom, now he seeks only one thing – redemption. The three people responsible for his unjust sentence have now become powerful and wealthy. If he ever wants to oppose them he would first need the hidden treasure so he can become the Count of Monte Cristo and put his plan into action.