The Count of Monte Cristo
Dont be daunted by the bricklike appearance of this book. The writing is extremely engaging and the pages will fly by so fast youll wish it never ends.
Edmond Dantes loves his father; has a beautiful, perfect, and loving fiancÃ©e; and is poised to become captain of a whole ship at the tender age of nineteen. Then, in a couple of hours, he loses everything, the victim of slander by some jealous and ambitious friends.
Locked away in an underground dungeon on an island prison for 14 years, Edmond learns of a massive treasure buried on the island of Monte Cristo. When he finally manages to escape, Edmond is a changed manfor better or for worseand vows to use the islands treasure to exact complete revenge on the men who ruined his life.
THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO reads easily and contains a myriad of characters you will get to know as well as the back of your hand. It is exciting and difficult to put down once you start. Get the Penguin edition translated by Robin Buss for the best read. I highly recommend that everyone read this book!