The Count of Monte cristo

The Count of Monte cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas was the first classic I read. I was around 13 years old or so and I remember spending hours reading it. It got me hooked. I loved it, specially the ending. I remember thinking that it resembled many soap operas and TV dramas, and immediately realizing that those shows were inspired by it, because it was written first and it influenced the future generations. I rewatched The Count of Monte Cristo movie after I read the book and I was disappointed, the novel was so much better and its ending was perfect, whereas the movie ending was... meh. Now I have a question, have you read this novel? and if you did, did you enjoy it?


I loved this book, and I still love its classic story or rebirth, revenge, and tragedy. It definitely paints a terrible picture about the nature of man, and even though you want the Count to get his revenge, you realize how his path towards it is destroying him all the while. His escape from his prison was amazing, and his rise to riches and his comeback were as well. I agree that the novel was much more compelling. This is an incredibly moving novel about the nature of man.
Posted by JoeMilford on 08-29-2017
I know that The Count of Monte Cristo is a classic story and the hero is like any of us except that he had a lot of patience and perseverance. It’s not easy to rise from the ground especially when you are under pressure from other people beyond your control. Maybe the story is a good inspiration for people who have experienced great failures that it is not the end of life and there is still hope.
Posted by Corzhens on 10-02-2018
To this day, I consider The Count of Monte Cristo one of my all time favorite novels. I was always impressed at what a convoluted tale of revenge it was, and how Dumas tied all the pieces of his story together throughout the book. Though I agree with you, I also found the movie to be disappointing, the novel is usually my go-to recommendation along with Kurt Vonnegut's work.
Posted by TheArticulate on 08-29-2017
I haven't read this book but, I would like to. I have heard lots of good comments about this book that it is impossible not to think reading it. I know it is a classic and famous novel but what I don't know Is what about?. If you know some website or a place where I can download or buy it will be very helpful. I prefer e-books so, I can read them on my phone, tablet or computer in an easy way.
Posted by pizzalover on 08-29-2017
This is a great story! I remember reading in my teens. What I like the most about it is how revenge is carried out with a hint of class. He waits it out for the perfect moment to strike and get the revenge proportionally to the bad that every person causes him. Absolutely a master piece. If more people from this generation read it we'd have a better-educated society.
Posted by Marvadaum on 08-29-2017
I did not read The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas until I was in the late teens, however, there was a chapter from the book in my English textbook in the elementary school. The chapter told the story about a man who escaped from the prison in an island. The story was really interesting and I always wated to know how he was improsined and what happened after he escaped. Long before I read the book, I watched a movie based on this book.
Posted by vinaya on 08-29-2017
Wow! I love this novel so much as I hardly can describe. I`ve read almost every book by Duma, but this one was one of the most outstanding ones. The story is nothing but fascinating. Love, friendship, hatred, envy, compassion, revenge... Seems every human feeling is vividly portrayed in this book. As for movie adaptations, I watched 3 or 4 of them and every time I was left dissapointed. Only french version to my opinion was closer to the book, though also was a bit boring in comparison with dynamic narration in the book.
Posted by RosieCheeks on 08-30-2017
I am excited to get a novel copy of Count of Monte Cristo. I watched the version movie of it many times and I thought it was the same version in the book. I will find a book version of it and will see what is the difference between the two.
Posted by mark86 on 11-13-2018
the Count of Monte Cristo is really one of the classics. I have adored reading the book but I appreciated it more when the movie finally came out. the Story of the Count of Monte Cristo clearly shows the greediness of every person that even the value of friendship is traded with ambition, power and lust. How Edmund Dantes managed to go through life of hardship then turned into a wealthy man. All of us have different personas and with each persona comes from the different trials we have been to. The author made me realize one thing that is Revenge is always less satisfying.
Posted by Istine on 08-31-2017
I don't really think that any film adaptations can do justice to any of the original works of Alexandre Dumas. Nevertheless, I appreciate it when the filmmakers do try really hard! You can tell and you are grateful when they stick as close as possible to the author's story. But when they practically rewrite everything and their “improvements” or “revisions” almost destroy the original writing ... that's very upsetting. I've seen more than one film adaptation of "The Count of Monte Cristo". Eh! They were OK. Seems like people do better when adapting the works of Charles Dickens. I might be wrong but it sure looks that way. :)
Posted by cmoneyspinner on 08-31-2017
I'll describe the aspects of this book that I enjoyed most; First, the themes were compelling to me. Especially the themes of perseverance through incredibly difficult circumstances and revenge/forgiveness, second, the characters are memorable and (in most cases) fleshed out really well and third, the writing style is fun in that it isn't too flowery and the book was entertaining with a lot of unpredictable plot twists. I really enjoyed my time reading this classic. I finished it over a week, and it was really mind-blowing!
Posted by Vastor122 on 09-01-2017
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I had never read the book but I loved too. Count of Monte Cristo is one of my favorite movie that I keep on watching all over again. As they say the book is much better than the movie and I'm curious about it. I will try to find the book and read it too.
Posted by rose thornes on 09-08-2017
So do I. I am very curious about the book version. I watched the movie version many time but now I will find a copy of this book.
Posted by mark86 on 11-13-2018
I watched the movie and it was great, a great adventure movie or book for kids and a great philosophical lesson for grownups, how the hero metamorphosed from a naive little boy to a mature wise man.
Posted by joey98 on 10-20-2017
I haven't had a chance to read the book but I did watch the movie of it and it's really a great movie. I do love the story and how they execute it together with all the characters involved in this film. I love the casting and their acting as well, especially the lead roles. I do recommend this movie to those who haven't had a chance to watch this. By the way, Edmond Dantes' son has now become Superman. c", )
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 11-04-2017
We have read that book in class as one of the prototype of book reports. I have to agree that it is a good classic although I have to admit that I don’t fully remember the details. With the movie version, I understand that book novels always lose a big part when made into a movie. That would depend on the skill of the story writer and the screenwriter. It’s not easy condense a novel into a 2-hour movie. That would constrict the story and the writer has no choice but to leave some good parts instead of making the movie so long which is not economical for the producer.
Posted by Corzhens on 02-01-2018
I did not read the Count of Monte Cristo novel but I watched its movie version many times. I am not intrigue the difference between the novel book and the movie version of it. I hope I could find a novel copy of this book.
Posted by mark86 on 11-13-2018
It's one of my early favorites, I made a book report and analysis about it in highschool. It has everything, it's like an English Telenovela of sorts. It's basically a love story gone wrong because of greed, envy, deceit, it also has karmic undertones since Edmund Dantes was wrongfully accused, persecuted and sentenced but was granted a new lease in life by having good fortune in discovering a long lost treasure. He then changed his name and became The Count of Monte Cristo who's sole purpose was to get revenge from the person's who betrayed him and to be reunited to the woman he loves most. But it gets complicated because the woman he loves is now married to the man who betrayed him. It's a classic revenge story which is to me, one of the best novels ever written.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 12-12-2018