The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

<b>Challenge Book #8

Genre: Classic
Subject: Justice, revenge, politics
Setting: France
Main Characters: Edmund Dantes, Mercedes, Haydee, Abbee Faria, de Villefort
Series: no
Dates Read: December 15 - February 4
Number of pages: 1462
Off the Shelf (pre-2012)? Source?: yes, NOOK
Category for 12 in 12 challenge: Foreign Languages, Extra Curricular Activities</b>

If unknown to you, you had enemies who managed somehow to have you arrested on false charges and thrown into a prison without a trial and without a chance to communicate with your loved ones, how would you behave? If you escaped and came face to face with those who destroyed your life what would you do? This is the story of Edmond Dantes, a young sailor, who is on the brink of having all his dreams come true. He is going to marry the woman he adores, he's been given command of his own ship and the future looks wonderful. Then his enemies send a note to the authorities saying that he is a conspirator supporting Bonaparte. He is arrested, and thrown into a dungeon and has no chance of freedom.

This story was action packed but also filled with emotion and philosophical issues. While you read, it's hard to not put yourself in the place of Edmond and Mercedes, and Haydee trying to answer all the questions of WHAT WOULD I DO?

I'm not a Classics fan, but this was a great book.

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