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The Count of Monte Cristo / Alexandre Dumas ; with an introduction by Umberto Eco ; translation revised by Peter Washington.

By: Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870.
Contributor(s): Washington, Peter.
Series: Everyman's library.Publisher: London : Everyman's Library, 2009Edition: New ed. with revised translation.Description: xlv, 1188 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781841593203 .Uniform titles: Comte de Monte-Cristo. English Subject(s): French literature -- Translations into English. -- 19th century | France -- History -- 19th century -- FictionDDC classification: 843 Summary: "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." - Copac
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"A Borzoi book"--T.p. verso.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [1183]-1188).

"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." - Copac

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