Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed Edmond Dantes is confined to the grim fortress of If There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo and he becomes determined not only to escape but also to unearth the treasure and use it to plot the destruction of the three men responsible for his incarceration Dumas’ epic tale of suffering and retribution inspired by a real life case of wrongful imprisonment was a huge popular success when it was first serialized in the 1840sRobin Buss’s lively English translation is complete and unabridged and remains faithful to the style of Dumas’s original This edition includes an introduction explanatory notes and suggestions for further reading


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    Revenge is a dish best served cold And unabridged And translated from the French by Robin BussThe greatness of this book can be illustrated by the following simple equations Whereas the majesty of the Count of Counting added to the deliciousness of a Monte Cristo sandwich from Bennigans still does not overmatch the inherent kickass value of the Dumas novel which is it can therefore be said greater than the sum of its parts both obsessive compulsive The Count and mouth wateringly fattening of Monte Cristo Similarly The coolness of Batman once introduced into the equation thus balances the scales probably because the Count of Monte Cristo character is equal parts Wealthy OCD Recluse Delicious Sandwich um metaphorically and Batman like avenger QEDI don't know how I can be any clearer Facebook 30 Day Book Challenge Day 16 Longest book you've read