Posts Tagged ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’

New looks at old books

July 5, 2009

There are some great old books out there in bookshops and libraries as Haleema has observed. She’s uncovered a gem of a book: The Count of Monte Cristo. This classic is by the French author Alexandre Dumas.


The hero of this tale is Edmond Dantes, a young man who is falsely accused of a crime and imprisoned on a remote island. As you can imagine, his one objective after this is to escape so that he can find and marry his sweetheart Mercedes (no, not the car!) and also take revenge on those who had him thrown into prison. Haleema and I strongly urge you to read the book, but if all else fails … then see the excellent film starring James Cavieziel as Edmond.

Count of Monte Cristo

Sweet reading!