The Count of Monte Cristo is a marvelous novel written by Alexandre Dumas Pere. It was published in parts in 1845-1846 in the french newspaper called Journal des débats. I can, without doubt, say that this was one of the most beautiful (reading) experiences I’ve had since, well forever. I cannot repeat it enough how deeply I fell in love with Edmond Dantes and Sinbad the Sailor and the Count of Monte Cristo. I love all the beautiful versions and aliases Edmond came in. I love love love Edmond.
The story follows the young and in love Edmond Dantes who by “accident” which is actually a big and evil plan made by his “friends” ends up locked up and traumatized. He plots revenge and eventually by the turn of events he gets it.
Many people believe that this is a story about revenge and I cannot contradict it, but what I can say is that it is not only that. This is a story about love, betrayal, friendship and most importantly, this is a story about pain. This is the story about pain.
“How did I escape? With difficulty. How did I plan this moment? With pleasure.”
This book intrigued me for many years and I somehow knew I was going to love it, and because of that, I feel very sorry I did not pick it up sooner. However, I in a way know this is the best moment for me to have read this book. I feel like this moment in my life is the perfect moment for me to fall in love.
“‘I love the life you’ve always made so sweet for me and I’d regret it if I had to die.’
‘Do you mean to say that if I left you—‘
‘I’d die, yes.’
‘Then you love me?'”
This book is not only written very beautifully, but the writing style is only the medium used by the writer to bring to us the amazing perfection that are the characters, the plot twists, and actually the whole story.
“All human wisdom is contained in these two words – Wait and Hope.”
I read this book for a few days. I read it slowly. I felt every word. I felt every emotion. I cried. I smiled. I laughed. I sometimes had to close the book and looked in the distance because it hurt so bad or because I was simply very stressed by the plot.
This is one of my favorite books now, I dare say it might even be the favorite book of mine. I will most certainly be rereading this book (possibly very soon).