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The Count
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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

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ISBN 9780553213508

531 Pages

Jan 10, 2016 – Jan 30, 2016

Synopsis

Set against the turbulent years of the Napoleonic era, Alexandre Dumas’s thrilling adventure story is one of the most widely read romantic novels of all time. In it the dashing young hero, Edmond Dantès, is betrayed by his enemies and thrown into a secret dungeon…


Some of My Favorite Quotes from the Book

And now,’ said the man on the yacht, ‘Farewell to kindness, humanity and gratitude. Farewell to all sentiments that gladden the heart. I have substituted myself for Providence in rewarding the good; may the God of vengeance now yield me His place to punish the wicked!

Page 131, Lines 10—14

there is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world; there is only the comparison of one state with another. Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss. It is necessary to have wished for death, Maximilien, in order to know how good it is to live.

Page 531, Lines 2—7

the sum of all human wisdom will be contained in these two words: Wait and hope.

Page 531, Lines 10—12

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