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The epic tale of wrongful imprisonment, adventure and revenge, in its definitive translationThrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dant s is confined to the grim fortress of If. There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo and he becomes determined not only to escape, but also to use the treasure to plot the destruction of the three men responsible for his incarceration. Dumas' epic tale of suffering and retribution, inspired by a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment, was a huge popular success when it was first serialized in the 1840s.Translated with an Introduction by ROBIN BUSS
With an Introduction and Notes by Keith Wren, University of Kent at Canterbury.The story of Edmund Dantes, self-styled Count of Monte Cristo, is told with consummate skill. The victim of a miscarriage of justice, Dantes is fired by a desire for retribution and empowered by a stroke of providence. In his campaign of vengeance, he becomes an anonymous agent of fate.The sensational narrative of intrigue, betrayal, escape, and triumphant revenge moves at a cracking pace. Dumas' novel presents a powerful conflict between good and evil embodied in an epic saga of rich diversity that is complicated by the hero's ultimate discomfort with the hubristic implication of his own actions.Our edition is based on the most popular and enduring translation first published by Chapman and Hall in 1846. The name of the translator was never revealed.
Under the watchful eye of their patron M de Treville, D'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis defend the honour of the regiment against the guards of Cardinal Richelieu, and the honour of the queen against the machinations of the Cardinal himself. But their most dangerous encounter is with the Cardinal's spy, Milady, a female spy.
Willis Hall brings Dumas' swashbuckling adventure to the stage in this tongue-in-cheek version of "The Three Musketeers". D'Artagnan, a poor, young Gascon gentleman, goes to Paris to join King Louis XIII's musketeers and is befriended by three members of that force and shares their adventures.
The epic adventure of revenge and redemption. Little treasures, the FLAME TREE COLLECTABLE CLASSICS are chosen to create a delightful and timeless home library. Each stunning, gift edition features deluxe cover treatments, ribbon markers, luxury endpapers and gilded edges. With a Glossary of Victorian and Literary terms.
For years d'Artagnan shared his adventures with his three comrades-Athos, Porthos, and Aramis-but now, in Between Two Kings, the First Musketeer returns to the forefront. This is truly d'Artagnan's novel, bringing to a dramatic climax the story that began when he first arrived in Paris thirty years earlier in The Three Musketeers.