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Edmond Dantes, under many alianses, is the dashing and idyllic champion of the novel. He is a sailor who, at the prime of this life and career, is betrayed by close friends because of their jelousy. He is imprisioned for fourteen grueling years during his imprisonment he meets another prisoner named Abbe Faria, when Faria was about to die, he revealed to Dantes the hid-

Alexandre Dumas

père was born on 24 July 1802 in

the village of Villers-Cotterêts, just

author is best known today for his novel, The Three Musketeers. The Count of Monte Cristo (1844),

wealth, diamond, gold coins, and other precious jewelry.

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After his miraculous escape from the prison, Dantes recovers

“And now, farewell to kindness, humanity

the buried treasure on the island of Monte Cristo. The rest of

and gratitude. I have substituted myself

for the good people who he has known, then he devotes his life to brining about the gods of retribution against the evil people who were responsible for his imprisonment and misery.

for Providence in rewarding the good;

Alexandre Dumas

French playwright, historian, and

ing place of a long-secret buried treasure consisting of untold

the

may the God of vengeance now yield me His place to punish the wicked.”

– Edmond

des débats was a also huge literary père. Through protagonist Edmond Dantès the reader is taken along his journey of a wrongful trial, his search for justice, revenge, and ultimately riches, forgiveness, and love. Mirroring Dumas père’s own life of high adventure and decadence.

Alexandre Dumas


The Count of Monte Cristo