[Alexandre Dumas] Ù Le Comte de Monte-Cristo [angola PDF] Ebook Epub Download » Re read on audio and still on my favorites list ALL THE FREAKING FEELS I never in a million years would have thought I would love this book I never thought I would like something like this book I never thought I would fall in love with Dantes I never thought I would have so much anger, sadness, despair and happiness in this book I never thought, did I SOME SPOILERS Edmond Dantes was a wonderful man of 19 years old He had a woman he loved and was going to marry named Mercedes A loving father And he was going to be captain of the wonderful ship, Pharaon The the jealous bastards or just bastards in general ruined life for Dantes 1 Danglars2 Fernand3 VillefortI hate these men with such a passion I just wanted someone to kill their evil selves All of the jerks had a hand in putting Dantes in prison for 14 effing years Yeah For what For NOTHING Dantes was 36 19 19 19 19 14 11 3 4 19.
Spoiler alert First, make sure you find a copy that is unabridged Most editions in English ARE abridged, but usually don t say they are Not sure if this Penguin edition is, it s not the one i read Readers generally think of this as a tale of revenge For me, it was much deeper I m not a religious person at all, but for me this is a book that makes you question the existence of God or a god 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 Even when he escapes prison and finds a monumental treasure, it is years before he finds peace I dont think he ever finds happiness The questions it raises are why are good people so often punished by horrible tragedies when truly bad people are so often able to float through life with all the rewards that this world can besto
Picture this you are nineteen years old with your whole life ahead of you You ve just been offered the job of your dreams And you re about to marry the person you ve loved since childhood When, suddenly, a couple of jealous men decide to frame you as a Bonapartist a crime which was punished by death or life imprisonment and have you sent away to rot in an island prison I think it s fair to say you d be feeling a touch bitter about the whole ordeal.
This is what happens to the young Edmond Dantes when he is betrayed at first by men jealous of his career and fiancee, then again by a man who sees a opportunity to benefit himself by sending Dantes to his jail cell After spending fourteen years in a gloomy dungeon, Dantes finally has a chance to escape and seek rev Over 1200 pages of suffering and revenge I enjoyed it I did not like it quite as much as some of the other big classics I have read, but it was very good The two things that brought it down a bit for me were It felt a bit drawn out than it needed to be At a couple of points I was ready for Dumas to get to the point Some of the plot was very convoluted While this did lend itself well to the Count s intricate plotting, I would occasionally get to a chapter and say, Wait, what A few times I tried to reorient myself with chapter summaries online, but stopped after it became difficult to avoid spoilers With all the negative out of the way, I will say that is was definitely a great book At times it was riveting At others it was clever At pretty much all times it was dark and seemingly hopeless The unabridged is great because it has everything as Dumas want
But this This was 1200 pages of concentrated all human wisdom is contained in these two words wait and hope My initial thoughts while staring at this behemoth of a novel were 1 I am going to be reading something very, very descriptive like Victor Hugo s Les Mis rables, 2 it is going to take me forever to finish, and 3 I don t think I am ready for this novel, but I am going to start it anyways Let me state that I LOVE Victor Hugo s work I think his writing style is beautiful and very poetic, but drawn out He could probably describe a blade of grass in the most descriptive way imaginable It is outstanding, and I am a bit jealous of his ability With that saying, you really need to be in the right mood to tackle his work, and to appreciate what he gives you He described the top of Notre Dame like you are standing right on top peering down Paris It is truly remarkable, but I wasn t sure i In Edmond Dant S, A Young And Successful Merchant Sailor Who Has Just Recently Been Granted The Succession Of His Erstwhile Captain Lecl Re, Returns To Marseille To Marry His Catalan Fianc E Merc D S Thrown In Prison For A Crime He Has Not Committed, Edmond Dant S Is Confined To The Grim Fortress Of If There He Learns Of A Great Hoard Of Treasure Hidden On The Isle Of Monte Cristo And He Becomes Determined Not Only To Escape, But Also To Unearth The Treasure And Use It To Plot The Destruction Of The Three Men Responsible For His Incarceration 2019 is the year I get to my backlist and re read some of the classics I haven t visited in years It s been over a decade since I last read The Count of Monte Cristo, which is easily my favorite classic novel to date Looking forward to taking my time through this one alongside my other reads They don t write novels like this any That s because they make television drama series and soap operas instead To my mind, this novel is the 19th Century equivalent of a long running and compelling television series I can readily imagine being a reader of the Journal des D bats between August 1844 and January 1846, impatiently waiting for the next installment of Le Comte de Monte Cristo to be published, eagerly discussing each installment with my friends around the 19th Century equivalent of the water cooler, exclaiming at each plot development, gasping at every cliff hanger What fun it has been over the past few weeks to consume The Count of Monte Cristo in much the same way as I watched all seven seasons of The West Wing one after another a few years ago wanting to spend as much time as I could with the story, yet simultaneou