The Count Of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel by French author Alexandre Dumas published in 1846. The story takes place in France, Italy, and the Mediterranean during the era of the Bourbon Restoration through the reign of Louis-Philippe of France. Wrongfully imprisoned on the eve of his wedding, Edmond Dantès escapes from jail, inherits a fortune, and sets about exacting revenge on those responsible for his imprisonment. Devastating consequences ensue for both the innocent and the guilty in a story of romance, loyalty, betrayal, vengeance, selfishness, and justice. One of the author's most popular works, the book is considered a literary classic today.