Edmond Dantès has it all. He is getting married to the love of his life, he has earned a lot of money, and he is about to become the captain of his own ship. He is a lucky man, but some men might call him a little too lucky. Three diabolical men who are envious of Dantès’ success conspire against him, leading to his imprisonment as a Bonapartist traitor. Dantès is dumbstruck, he faces a swift imprisonment without a trail. He is condemned for life at the Château d'If. The years pass as Dantès slowly begins to turn mad. He hears a man attempting to tunnel his way to freedom and befriends him. This unlikely ally calls himself the Abbé Faria, who soon becomes a close confidante. Over the next eight years, this mad priest teaches Dantès much about the world, and revealing that he was obviously betrayed and cheated into imprisonment. No longer the naïve young man he used to be, Dantès finds his way to freedom once Faria dies, escaping in a bag meant for the Priest’s body. He finds Faria’s secret treasure, and begins to hatch a plan to make everyone who cheated him pay for their crime. Leaving behind his naïve appearance and identity, he returns to his home a changed man, a man after revenge. He is no longer Edmond Dantès, he is the Count of Monte Cristo.
About Alexandre Dumas
Alexandre Dumas, père, was a French writer. He is best remembered for his D’Artagnan Romances, collected in The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After and The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later.