The Count of Monte CristoBook - 2009
Translation of: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo
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GreenwichFiction Dec 20, 2014
"I think Dune and Alexander Dumas's Count of Monte Cristo are the closest parallels to Red Rising in terms of tone and story. People compare it with The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner and other things like that, but I've always felt Red Rising's soul is much more in line with Alexander Dum... Read More »
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Edmund Dantes, unjustly convicted of aiding the exiled Napoleon, escapes after fourteen years of imprisonment and seeks revenge in Paris.
Edmond Dantes, an intelligent, hard-working, gentle young man with a bright future ahead of him is falsely accused of treason by men whose motivations are power, greed, lust, and envy. After fantastically escaping prison after fourteen years, Dantes recovers an enormous treasure and begins his new life as the Count of Monte Cristo. The sole motivation of the Count is to revenge himself upon the people who ruined his life. What makes this story so brilliant? Firstly, the way Duams tells this story is wonderful; secondly, instead of making up charges or reasons to hurt these men (like they had done to him), he lets their own sins and hidden pasts destroy them. One of the tightest, best-worked plots I have ever come across.
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