Villefort I hate these men with such a passion I just wanted someone to kill their evil selves. او قابلناه بالفعل و لم ندرك قيمته سيظل ادمون دونتيه. Robin Buss' lively translation is complete and unabridged, and remains faithful to the style of Dumas' original. I'm sure I am driving everyone around me mad by constantly saying so! And who in the hell but Dantes would wait and not leave his friend. It's not boring at all! I wanted a more durable hardcover edition to read and to display on my bookshelf in my new house. Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantès is confined to the grim fortress of If.
That's a reasonable question since Alexandre Dumas has been dead long enough for his works to enter the public domain. The hardcover I bought from Total Books arrived in near-perfect condition, exactly as advertised, and looks gorgeous on the shelf. After an ingenious escape, Dantés recovers a hidden treasure and returns to Marseille as the Count of Monte Cristo, a man whose unlimited resources are matched only by his boundless thirst for vengeance. The book is thick and when you first see it, it might daunt you. Robin Buss is a journalist and translator. Furthermore, because these are translations from the Victorian period, the translators filtered Dumas through their own moral sensibilities to give us Bowdlerized versions of a novel that ran on sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll a century before rock 'n roll was something you could do without a machine gun.
Prolific in several genres, Dumas began his career by writing plays, which were successfully produced from the first. Re-Read on audio and still on my favorites list! Edmond Dantes is without flaw, a truly good person, and his life is ruined because a others envy him and b he was the victim of an unfortunate coincidence. At some point the two of them tunnel to each other. Because Dantes is good and kind and loving. There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo and becomes determined not only to escape, but also to unearth the treasure and use it to plot the destruction of the three men responsive for his incarceration. Dantes was so grief stricken over his friend. All of the jerks had a hand in putting Dantes in prison for 14 effing years! Edmond Dantes is wrongfully accused of a crime and thrown in prison without trial to be forgotten, after overcoming both mental and physical anguish and befriending a fellow prisoner, and finally he is able to escape.
A brilliant book by one of history's most original writers and creators of great heroes. The book is a story of romance, loyalty, betrayal, vengeance, selfishness, and justice. Abbe Faria is also the one that opens Dantes eyes to who the culprits were that put him in jail. Dantes decided to leave then as he had nothing else to stay for and he put himself in Abbe Faria's place all wrapped up waiting to be buried. The page count is incorrect; it's more like 1350. If you cannot read Dumas in his native French, and you want a definitive English version, Robin Buss's unabridged and uncensored modern English translation is essential reading.
Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. But on the eve of his wedding, Dantés is betrayed, accused of treason, and sentenced without trial to life in prison. I got a kindle for my birthday in March, and I've been dabbling in a couple books here and there. رغم كل شيء تحول الكونت او ادموند لاحد ثوابت حياتنا. He had a woman he loved and was going to marry named Mercedes. I tried reading another translation the free one on Guetenberg but could not get into it at all. Every page has words running together, and it makes for a huge headache to get through even 2 pages.
It is a totally different translation! I bought the paper back of that version a couple of years ago Before I had and Ereader and it was a really good edition. Thanks to R Cooper for their very thorough review which persuaded me to buy this edition - see below. Dantes was in such despair he was going to starve himself to death. The Count of Monte Cristo needs to be read in all its unabridged glory to fully appreciate why it is a masterpiece and classic. Dantes decides to tunnel as well. But Dantes and Abbe devise a new plan and this takes some years to do all of this tunneling.
I'm not that good of a reviewer to tell you something good about that many pages. ا ففي فترة ما من حياتك ستجد إنك سجين لشيء ما لمدة 14او 11سنة انت الاخر. Abbe Faria also tells Dantes about tons of gold and jewels that he has hidden on the island of Monte Cristo. The book is considered a literary classic today. This edition includes an introduction, explanatory notes and suggestions for further reading. I give it all the stars! One small gripe though, I am disappointed to report that this kindle edition is not navigable by chapters.
This is one man's battle against himself, beautifully articulated egardless of which translation from French you choose to read. I'd love the ebook version, but cannot find it!!! And Dantes doesn't just run off and kill people. I've never read it, but I always hear nothing but praise for it. He's such a wonderful person. Robin Buss' unabridged translation comes directly from the original French and renders Dumas into fresh, readable modern English. I am presently 34% into it and absolutely loving it.