The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo

By Alexandre Dumas

  • Release Date: 1846-01-14
  • Genre: Classics
Score: 4.5
From 2,362 Ratings


An Apple Books Classic edition.

Alexandre Dumas’ classic paints a portrait of Edmond Dantès, a dark and calculating man who is willing to wait years to exact his perfect plan for revenge. After his so-called friends frame him for treason, Dantès is sentenced to life imprisonment in a grim island fortress on what was supposed to be his wedding day. After 14 years, he manages to escape prison, but he is unable to free himself from an all-consuming fury. Instead, Dantès spends a decade carrying out the plan for revenge he conceived while behind bars, bringing nightmarish ruination to those who once betrayed him-and second chances to those who tried to save him.

When it was first published in 1844, The Count of Monte Cristo quickly became the best-selling book in all of Europe. Dumas’ novel was ahead of its time, an exciting tale of adventure, treasure, secret identities, and daring escapes. It also reads like an early psychological thriller, leaving readers uneasy as they cheer Dantès on in his vengeful quest. It’s no wonder this book has inspired dozens of screen adaptations!


  • The Count of Monte Cristo

    By Anonymus__🤗love 25
    I’ve always loved the book but try buying another version if you can. The typos drive me crazy and it’s sometimes hard to understand what is actually happening. Overall, wonderful but a (sometimes) melancholy and realistic view into the 19th century.
  • Amazing

    By cairomammy
    I’ve lost count of the days I sat reading this masterpiece and I wish I could lose more days reading it. Truly phenomenal.
  • Count of Monte Cristo

    By ladyknitter
    Suspence, Intrigue, Good Ending
  • Great book

    By jonygaa
    Hands down one of the best books I’ve ever read. This version is messy and there are repeats and mistakes in the actual text itself but you can get through it for free.
  • We will get back home

    By elenaleffler
    Good luck with you doing it
  • The best book ever written

    By hegel.khalil
    Possibly the most amazing piece of literature I have ever laid my eyes upon. This masterpiece is a work of art, and has a riveting, engaging, and beautiful plot that hooks you from the start until the end. It is truly magnificent.
  • The Count of Monte Cristo

    By PVWR
    The book held my interest. Technically speaking, there were a lot of errors in the text.
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  • Excellent book but the typos are insane!

    By anomymous835426
    I absolutely love this book but the typos are ridiculous. Each page has something misspelled and it drove me nuts while reading. I highly recommend this book but not this specific copy.