Many abridged translations omit the Count's enthusiasm for hashish. His claim to represent a higher justice seems to justify actions and inactions that are as morally reprehensible as those that sent him to prison, for example, his account of how he acquired Ali and his loyalty.
For shock, for illness, for fear, for kicks, for giggles etc. The reader is left with a final thought: As modern as the themes were, I did have a few issues with predictability and writing that drove me nuts.
This, however, is the result of the milieu that the novel inhabits. Was this review helpful? To have everything usurped from you only to take it all back twenty fold is not only intriguing, it is absolutely diabolical and gives you a sense of power.
Kevin Reynolds, of Waterworld and Robin Hood fame, was given the director's chair and he doesn't disappoint. It serves mainly to obscure his identity, nationality, and background and to add to the aura of mystery his persona and Eastern knowledge create.
There wasn't one moment in this film when I wasn't having a great time. You know, old England, old France, old whatever. Instead, the rich plot combines intrigue, betrayal, theft, drugs, adultery, presumed infanticide, torture, suicide, poisoning, murder, lesbianism, and unconventional revenge.
From Wikipedia we get this cool description of the origin of this story: Dumas did visit him there,  although he does not mention it in "Etat civil". All the Count really did was uncover the truth for justice to come about. Instead, the rich plot combines intrigue, betrayal, theft, drugs, adultery, presumed infanticide, torture, suicide, poisoning, murder, lesbianism, and unconventional revenge.
Other characters[ edit ] Gaspard Caderousse: To have everything usurped from you only to take it all back twenty fold is not only intriguing, it is absolutely diabolical and gives you a sense of power. When the man died, he left his fortune to Picaud, whom he had begun to treat as a son.The Count of Monte Cristo needs to be read in all its unabridged glory to fully appreciate why it is a masterpiece and classic.
Dumas’ literary tapestry is a delight to behold once finished with the last page and makes the reader think about when they’ll have time to reread it in the future.
Book Review of The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, a classic novel about a man who gets revenge for his wrongful imprisonment. It's quite surprising that The Count of Monte Cristo was a relative disappointment at the box office, since its dramatic storyline, and the themes of revenge, betrayal.
The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) is an adventure novel by French author Alexandre Dumas (père) completed in It is one of the author's most popular works, along with The Three Musketeers.
The Count of Monte Cristo begins as a tale of envy and jealousy realized by calumny, treachery, prejudice, injustice, and damnation heaped upon a poor and guileless young sailor.
Eventually, the evil is more than reversed, initially by revenge, which in time is tempered by love, empathy, pure good luck, and ends with contrition and justice. Book review: The Count of Monte Cristo Dark side of the moon Posted on November 15, by dlschirf July 2, 2 The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas père.Download