The Unique Entitled, “the Count of Monte Cristo” Was Composed in France by Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo


The unique entitled, “The Count of Monte Cristo” was composed in France by Alexandre Dumas. It was very first published in 1844, while the most recent publication of the book remained in 2003 by Penguin Classics. The translation was done by Robin Buss, and he too offered the Introduction for the 1,312-page book.

The story is about a young good-looking sailor, Edmond Dantes, who has actually simply been promoted as captain of the ship. He returned to his home in Marseille in high spirits, just to end up being sentenced to life imprisonment by 3 conniving good friends who harbored envy, jealousy and hatred for him, and after that by one deputy who unfairly delivered the sentence for his own political interests.

Unjustly put behind bars, Dante has actually been lent a helping hand by fates. He fulfilled a fellow detainee– an Italian priest– who offered him education, tipped him off about the location of terrific treasures in a particular island and became instrumental, also, to his escape from prison.

He later on obtained the treasures and, as the mystical and wealthy Count of Monte Cristo, looked for to damage the lives of individuals behind his imprisonment. Bitter and hard-hearted, he prospered in doing so. In the end, the anger and the thirst for vengeance in him were appeased. He then happened with his life, finally without the clutches of the past– and free to be pleased once again and to start a brand-new chapter in his life.


Reading the story enhanced my belief that there is a God who sees and understands everything which he is a simply and loving Dad to us all. Effective and omnipotent, he hears prayers, especially of those who pertain to him in faith. Hence, the arrogant, happy and wicked he punishes and after that the simple and the lowly he blesses. The Count has actually stated, “I preserve my pride in the face of men, however I abandon it before God, who drew me out of nothingness to make me what I am.” (Dumas, A; The Count of Monte Cristo. 2003). Without God, we are nothing.

We would likewise succeed to bear in mind that the good ideas that we have done benefit us advantages. Such is the case of Monsieur Morrel, who was kind to both Dantes and his dad throughout their challenging ones. At a later time when Monsieur Morrel’s company was in difficulty and he was in fact considering suicide as the means to put an end to his troubles, it was Dantes who assisted him incognito.

In the same manner, the wicked things that we have actually done merit us retribution– either from those we have actually mistreated or from God. In the story, Dantes lived to be behind the bad luck and disasters that occurred in the lives of people who have heartlessly arranged that he be put in jail for life.

I think that if not Dantes, then somebody else was bound to bring in the penalty been worthy of by those people. As Dantes has actually said in the story, “An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.” (Dumas, A; The Count of Monte Cristo. 2003). Nothing gets away God. It is for that reason really wise to select to do acts of compassion and to never ever participate in wrongdoings.


“The story’s setting is France throughout the winter season of 1815.” (Dumas, A; The Count of Monte Cristo. 2003). This is how the very first chapter of the book begins. Dantes has actually simply returned house to Marseille– a pleased location for him due to the fact that it was where his family and his fiancée lived. These were the people he liked; the same individuals who enjoyed him.

Then a few of his years were invested as a detainee at the feared island prison of Chateau d’If, where, in desperation, he almost tried to dedicate suicide by starving himself to death. In the same place, there were the prison guards who did not at all care for any of the detainees. However in this place, too, he fulfilled the Italian priest who gave him hope, education and the chance to go on in his life.

The island of Monte Cristo of Italy likewise figures in the story as the location of the treasures– this is the one location he had to reach to discover the treasures as the Abbe Faria had told him to. Then as the Count of Monte Cristo, he invested years in rich mansions, chateaus and castles in Marseille and Paris. Undoubtedly, Dantes had actually been to locations of high-end and suffering in his life time.

Functions Mentioned

Dumas, Alexandre. “The Count of Monte Cristo”. 2003; translated with an Introduction by Robin Buss. Penguin Classics.

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