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Re Read on audio and still on my favorites list ALL THE FREAKING FEELS I never in a million years would have thought I would love this book I never thought I would like something like this book I never thought I would fall in love with Dantes I never thought I would have so much anger, sadness, despair and happiness in this book I never thought, did I SOME SPOILERS Edmond Dantes was a wonderful man of 19 years old He Re Read on audio and still on my favorites list ALL THE FREAKING FEELS I never in a million years would have thought I would love this book I never thought I would like something like this book I never thought I would fal [[ READ E-PUB ]] ⇴ The Count of Monte Cristo ☂ On The Day Of His Wedding, Edmond Dantes, Master Mariner, Is Arrested In Marseille On Trumped Up Charges And Spirited Away To The Cellars Of The Chateau D If, An Impregnable Sea Fortress In Which He Is Imprisoned Indefinitely Escaping From The Chateau By A Series Of Daring Manoeuvres, He Unearths A Great Treasure On The Island Of Monte Cristo, Buried There By A Former Fellow Prisoner Who Bequeaths To Him The Secret Of Its Whereabouts Thus Armed With Unimaginable Wealth And Embittered By His Long Imprisonment, He Resolves To Devote His Life To Tracking Down And Punishing Those Responsible This Classic Nineteenth Century Translation Has Been Revised And Updated By Peter Washington, With An Introduction By Award Winning Novelist Umberto Eco. Spoiler alert First, make sure you find a copy that is unabridged Most editions in English ARE abridged, but usually don t say they are Not sure if this Penguin edition is, it s not the one i read Readers generally think of this as a tale of revenge For me, it was much deeper I m not a religious person at all, but for me this is a book that makes you question the existence of God or a god Edmond Dantes is without flaw, a truly good person, and his life is ruined because a others envy Spoiler alert First, make sure you find a copy that is unabridged Most editions in English ARE abridged, but usually don t say they are Not sure if this Penguin edition is, it s not the one i read Readers generally think of this as a tale of revenge For me, it was much deeper I m not a religious person at all, but for me this is a book that makes you question the existence of God or a god Edmond Dantes is without flaw, a truly good person, and his life is ruined because a others envy him and b he was the victim of an unfortunate coincidence Even when Why did no one tell me about this book I mean seriously, I was about a hundred pages in and I wanted to go find my freshman high school English teacher and inflict terrible, intricate revenge on her for depriving me of a great book I figured first I could assume a new identity, perhaps insinuating myself into her life I d make he Over 1200 pages of suffering and revenge I enjoyed it I did not like it quite as much as some of the other big classics I have read, but it was very good The two things that brought it down a bit for me were It felt a bitdrawn out than it needed to be At a couple of points I was ready for Dumas to get to the point Some of the plot was very convoluted While this did lend itself well to the Count s intricate plotting, I would occasionally get to a chapter and say, Wait, what A f Over 1200 pages of suffering and revenge I enjoyed it I did not like it quite as much as some of the other big classics I have read, but it was very good The two things that brought it down a bit for me were It felt a bitdrawn out than it needed to be At a couple of points I was ready for Dumas to get to the point Some of the plot was very convoluted While this did lend itself well to the Count s intricate plotting, I would occasionally get to a chapter and say, Wait, what A few times I tried to reorient myself with chapter summaries online, but stopped after it became difficult to avoid spoilers With all the negative out of the way, I will say that is was definitely a great book At times it was riveting At others it was clever At pretty much all times it was dark and seemingly hopeless The una Picture this you are nineteen years old with your whole life ahead of you, you ve just been offered the job of your dreams, and you re about to marry the person you ve loved since childhood when suddenly a couple of jealous men decide to frame you as a Bonapartist a crime which was punished by death or life imprisonment and have you sent away to rot in an island prison Let s just say you d be feeling a touch bitter about the whole ordeal.This is what happens to the young Edmond Dantes whe Picture this you are nineteen years old with your whole life ahead of you, you ve just been offered the job of your dreams, and you re about to marry the person you ve loved since childhood when suddenly a couple of jealous men decide to frame you a 36 19 19 19 19 14 11 36 19 19 19 19 14 11 3 4 19 all human wisdom is contained in these two words wait and hope My initial thoughts while staring at this behemoth of a novel were 1 I am going to be reading something very, very descriptive like Victor Hugo s Les Mis rables, 2 it is going to take me forever to finish, and 3 I don t think I am ready for this novel, but I am going to start it anyways Let me state that I LOVE Victor Hugo s work I think his writing style is beautiful and very poetic, but drawn They don t write novels like this any That s because they make television drama series and soap operas instead To my mind, this novel is the 19th Century equivalent of a long running and compelling television series I can readily imagine being a reader of the Journal des D bats between August 1844 and January 1846, impatiently waiting for the next installment of Le Comte de Monte Cristo to be published, eagerly discussing each installment with my friends around the 19th Century equivalent They don t write novels like this any That s because they make television drama series and soap operas instead To my mind, this novel is the 19th Century equivalent of a long running and compelling television series I can readily imagine being a reader of the Journal des D bat Every soap opera ever produced owes an enormous amount of debt to The Count of Monte Cristo, a sprawling, messy, over the top, gleefully melodramatic bitchslap fest.In fact, I propose that the grandest of bitchslaps be henceforth referred to as a Monte Cristo Bitchslap because of the masterful manner in which Edmond Dant s delivers one colossal bitchslap after another to all who wronged him And to those who wronged him by a