By Robin Buss
"On what slim threads do lifestyles and fortune hang"
Thrown in criminal for against the law he has now not dedicated, Edmond Dantes is limited to the bleak castle of If. There he learns of an outstanding hoard of treasure hidden at the Isle of Monte Cristo and he turns into made up our minds not just to flee, but in addition to unearth the treasure and use it to devise the destruction of the 3 males accountable for his incarceration. Dumas’ epic story of anguish and retribution, encouraged through a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment, was once an immense renowned good fortune whilst it used to be first serialized within the 1840s.
Robin Buss’s vigorous English translation is entire and unabridged, and is still devoted to the fashion of Dumas’s unique. This variation contains an creation, explanatory notes and proposals for extra reading.
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