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The Count of Monte Cristo /
Alexandre Dumas (père) ; translated with an introduction and notes by Robin Buss.
London : Penguin, 1996.
xviii, 1102 p.
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Audie Award, USA, 2009 : Won
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The Count of Monte Cristo is one of the great popular novels of all time, and a landmark in the development of modern popular fiction. Robin Buss's major new translation restores the novel to its full glory for an English-speaking audience.
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The Count of Monte-Cristo was inspired by an anecdote from the Parisian police archives, a pearl of a story, Dumas called it, 'A rough, shapeless pearl, of no value, waiting for its jeweller'. Edmond Dantegrave;'s betrayal, his incarceration in the fortress-prison of If, his search for Abbeacute; Faria's hidden treasure, and his reappearance, now fabulously rich, as the brooding, Byronic and vengeful Count of Monte-Cristo - these are the bare outlines of a book which Thackeray, for one, found impossible to put down. Dumas set his magnificent novel of L'action et l'amour in nineteenth-century metropolitan Paris with interludes in Marseilles and Rome. In it he gave free rein to the sensational - hashish-smoking, vampirism and sex - and to his interest in travel, classical myth, the orient, human psychology and disguises. The Count of Monte-Cristo is one of the great popular novels of all time, and a landmark in the development of modern popular fiction.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. ix
Chronology of Alexandre Dumas's Life and Workp. xvii
Historical Context of The Count of Monte Cristop. xix
Marseilles--The Arrivalp. 1
Father and Sonp. 10
The Catalansp. 15
The Betrothal Feastp. 23
The Deputy Procureur du Roip. 31
The Examinationp. 36
The Chateau d'Ifp. 45
Villefort and Mercedesp. 54
The Little Cabinet of the Tuileriesp. 58
The Ogrep. 64
The Hundred Daysp. 68
Numbers 34 and 27p. 72
An Italian Scholarp. 83
The Treasurep. 100
The Third Attackp. 112
The Cemetery of the Chateau d'Ifp. 118
The Isle of Tiboulenp. 122
The Isle of Monte Cristop. 133
The Treasure Cavep. 138
The Strangerp. 145
The Pont du Gard Innp. 148
Caderousse's Storyp. 154
The Prison Registerp. 165
Morrel and Sonp. 171
The Fifth of Septemberp. 183
Roman Banditsp. 192
The Apparitionp. 198
The Carnival at Romep. 208
The Catacombs of St Sebastianp. 221
The Guestsp. 237
The Presentationp. 254
Unlimited Creditp. 263
The Pair of Dappled Greysp. 271
Haydeep. 279
The Morrel Familyp. 284
Toxicologyp. 290
The Rise and Fall of Stocksp. 300
Pyramus and Thisbep. 308
M. Noirtier de Villefortp. 316
The Willp. 323
The Telegraphp. 331
The Dinnerp. 337
A Conjugal Scenep. 348
Matrimonial Plansp. 355
A Summer Ballp. 361
Mme de Saint-Meranp. 377
The Promisep. 383
Minutes of the Proceedingsp. 402
The Progress of Cavalcanti Juniorp. 419
Haydee's Storyp. 426
The Report from Janinap. 444
The Lemonadep. 452
The Accusationp. 463
The Trialp. 468
The Challengep. 479
The Insultp. 484
The Nightp. 491
The Duelp. 498
Revengep. 502
Valentinep. 512
The Secret Doorp. 525
The Apparition Againp. 531
The Serpentp. 537
Maximilianp. 542
Danglars' Signaturep. 550
Consolationp. 557
Separationp. 568
The Judgep. 582
Expiationp. 591
The Departurep. 597
The Fifth of Octoberp. 611
Notesp. 621
Interpretive Notesp. 637
Critical Excerptsp. 647
Questions for Discussionp. 661
Suggestions for the Interested Readerp. 663
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