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. This 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
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About the Author
Alexandre Dumas (1802–1870), French novelist and playwright, was one of the most famous and prolific French writers of the nineteenth century, producing some 250 books. He is best known for his historical novels The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo, and he was among the first authors to fully exploit the possibilities of the serial novel. He is credited with revitalizing the historical novel in France. His works are riveting, fast-paced adventure tales that blend history and fiction.
About the Narrator
Robert Montgomery (1904–1981) was an Academy Award–nominated actor, director, and producer. He gained nationwide fame after his role in the 1930 film The Big House, and went on to star in several other films, including The Divorcee, When Ladies Meet, and Private Lives. He served as president of the Screen Actors Guild in 1935 and 1946, and was active in Republican politics. His daughter, Elizabeth Montgomery, was the star of the 1960s sitcom Bewitched.