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Ali Pacha

by Alexandre Dumas

The Cenci

by Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo

by Alexandre Dumas

ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATEDBY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIPAlexandre Dumas's thrilling adventure of one man's quest for freedom and vengeance on those who betrayed him. EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: A concise introduction that gives readers important background information A chronology of the author's life and work A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations Detailed explanatory notes Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experienceEnriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential. SERIES EDITED BY CYNTHIA BRANTLEY JOHNSON

The Count of Monte Cristo

by Alexandre Dumas

From the back cover: Dumas' epic tale of suffering and retribution, inspired by a real-life tale of wrongful imprisonment was a huge popular success when it was first serialized in the 1840s.

The Count of Monte Cristo

by Alexandre Dumas

ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP Alexandre Dumas's thrilling adventure of one man's quest for freedom and vengeance on those who betrayed him. EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: A concise introduction that gives readers important background information A chronology of the author's life and work A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations Detailed explanatory notes Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential. SERIES EDITED BY CYNTHIA BRANTLEY JOHNSON

The Count of Monte Cristo

by Alexandre Dumas Roger Celestin

In the post-Napoleonic era, Edmond Dantès, a young sailor from Marseilles, is poised to become captain of his own ship and to marry his beloved. But spiteful enemies provoke his arrest, condemning him to lifelong imprisonment. Then Edmond's sole companion in prison reveals his secret plan of escape and a letter with directions to hidden riches on the island of Monte Cristo--a treasure trove that will eventually fund Edmund's dream of creating a new identity for himself: the mysterious and powerful Count of Monte Cristo. In The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas employed all the elements of compelling drama--suspense, intrigue, love, vengeance, rousing adventure, and the triumph of good over evil--that contribute to this classic story's irresistible and timeless appeal.

The Count of Monte Cristo (abridged)

by Alexandre Dumas Robin H. Waterfield

Edmond Dantès, at age nineteen, had the perfect life. He was about to become the captain of a ship, was engaged to Mercédès, a beautiful and compassionate young woman, and he was liked by almost everyone. However, this perfect love was destroyed when, his so-called friends who were jealous of his good fortune, drafted a letter accusing him of being a Napoleon Bonapartist sympathizer, at the time when Napoleon was not in power in France. As a result, Dantès was arrested for treason and eventually thrown into a dungeon in the most dangerous prison in France. While in prison, he met Abbé Faria, an Italian priest and intellectual, who had been jailed for his political views. He taught Dantès history, science, philosophy, and languages, turning him into a well-educated man. Faria also bequeathed to Dantès a large treasure hidden on the island of Monte Cristo, and he told Dantès how to find it if he were to escape from the prison. When Faria died, Dantès hid himself in the abbé's shroud, thinking that he would be buried alive and then would have been able to dig his way out of the ground. Instead, Dantès was thrown into the sea, but was able to cut himself loose and swim to freedom. After Dantès escaped from the prison, he traveled to Monte Cristo, found the treasure, and designated himself as the Count of Monte Cristo. He considered his fortune a gift from God, given to him for the sole purpose of rewarding those who had tried to help him and, more important, punishing those who had hurt him. In the main portion of the novel, the author, Dumas wrote about Dantès plans and execution of these plans to carry out his mission of rewarding some people and punishing others. When Dantès realized that his treachery had gone too far, he repented. At the end of the novel, Dantès was able to escape the tyranny of his past and move onto a happy future. This movement forward is exemplified by his ability to forget his love for Mercédès and allow himself to fall in love with the adoring and beautiful Haydee. In the transformation process, Dantès learned to trust in God and not usurp the Divine position.

Derues

by Alexandre Dumas

Georges

by Alexandre Dumas Tina A. Kover

A major new translation of a stunning rediscovered novel by Alexandre Dumas, Georges is a classic swashbuckling adventure. Brilliantly translated by Tina A. Kover in lively, fluid prose, this is Dumas's most daring work, in which his themes of intrigue and romance are illuminated by the issues of racial prejudice and the profound quest for identity. Georges Munier is a sensitive boy growing up in the nineteenth century on the island of Mauritius. The son of a wealthy mulatto, Pierre Munier, Georges regularly sees how his father's courage is tempered by a sense of inferiority before whites--and Georges vows that he will be different. When Georges matures into a man committed to "moral superiority mixed with physical strength," the stage is set for a conflict with the island's rich and powerful plantation owner, Monsieur de Malmédie, and a forbidden romance with Sara, the beautiful woman engaged to Malmédie's son. Swordplay, a slave rebellion, a harrowing escape, and a vow of vengeance--Georges is unmistakably the work of the master who wrote The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo. Yet it stands apart as the only book Dumas ever wrote that confronts the subject of race--a potent topic, since Dumas was of African ancestry himself. This edition also features a captivating Introduction by Jamaica Kincaid and an eloquent Afterword and Notes by Werner Sollors, who addresses key themes such as colonialism, racism, African slavery, and interracial intimacy. Long out of print in America, Georges can now be appreciated as never before and added to the greatest works of this immortal author.

Joan of Naples

by Alexandre Dumas

A story of the French nobility.

Karl-Ludwig Sand

by Alexandre Dumas

With a little amplification, the novel is almost a non-fictitious story of Karl-Ludwig Sand. It narrates his crime against the royalty and the relentless pursuance of the criminal afterwards. Read with maturity of mind it provides deep insight into the atrocities perpetuated by the royalty and the hatred of the people for such authority.

The Knight of Maison-Rouge

by Alexandre Dumas Lorenzo Carcaterra Julie Rose

A major new translation of a forgotten classicParis, 1793, the onset of the Terror. Brave Republican Maurice rescues a mys-terious and beautiful woman from an angry mob and is unknowingly drawn into a secret Royalist plot--a plot revolving around the imprisoned Queen of France, Marie Antoinette, and her enigmatic and fearless champion, the Knight of Maison-Rouge. Full of surprising twists, breakneck adventure, conspiracies, swordplay, romance, and heroism, The Knight of Maison-Rouge is an exhilarating tale of selflessness, love, and honor under the shadow of the guillotine. Dumas here is at the very height of his powers, and with this first and only modern translation, readers can once again ride with the Knight of Maison-Rouge.From the Hardcover edition.

Le comte de Monte-Cristo, Tome I

by Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) est un crivain franais. Il est n Villers-Cotterts (Aisne). Il reut une ducation plutt mediocre. Aprs des tudes ngliges, il travailla comme clerc chez un notaire et dbuta la rdaction de pices de th[tre avec son ami, le vicomte Adolphe Ribbing de Leuven. Ces premiers essais furent autant dchecs. En 1823, il entra au service du Duc dOrlans comme expditionnaire gr[ce sa calligraphie. Il lisait alors Shakespeare, Walter Scott, Goethe et Schiller qui furent les sources dinspiration principales de son th[tre. Il continua crire pour le th[tre et connut enfin le succs gr[ce la reprsentation en 1829 de Henri III et sa cour par la Comdie-Franaise. Ce succs continua pendant toute sa carrire littraire dans ses genres de prdilection: le drame, le roman historique et le feuilleton. Ses oeuvres comprennent: Les Trois Mousquetaires (1844), Le Comte de Monte-Cristo (1845-1846) et Le Vicomte de Bragelonne (1848).

Le comte de Monte-Cristo, Tome II

by Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) est un crivain franais. Il est n Villers-Cotterts (Aisne). Il reut une ducation plutt mediocre. Aprs des tudes ngliges, il travailla comme clerc chez un notaire et dbuta la rdaction de pices de th[tre avec son ami, le vicomte Adolphe Ribbing de Leuven. Ces premiers essais furent autant dchecs. En 1823, il entra au service du Duc dOrlans comme expditionnaire gr[ce sa calligraphie. Il lisait alors Shakespeare, Walter Scott, Goethe et Schiller qui furent les sources dinspiration principales de son th[tre. Il continua crire pour le th[tre et connut enfin le succs gr[ce la reprsentation en 1829 de Henri III et sa cour par la Comdie-Franaise. Ce succs continua pendant toute sa carrire littraire dans ses genres de prdilection: le drame, le roman historique et le feuilleton. Ses oeuvres comprennent: Les Trois Mousquetaires (1844), Le Comte de Monte-Cristo (1845-1846) et Le Vicomte de Bragelonne (1848).

Le comte de Monte-Cristo, Tome III

by Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) est un crivain franais. Il est n Villers-Cotterts (Aisne). Il reut une ducation plutt mediocre. Aprs des tudes ngliges, il travailla comme clerc chez un notaire et dbuta la rdaction de pices de th[tre avec son ami, le vicomte Adolphe Ribbing de Leuven. Ces premiers essais furent autant dchecs. En 1823, il entra au service du Duc dOrlans comme expditionnaire gr[ce sa calligraphie. Il lisait alors Shakespeare, Walter Scott, Goethe et Schiller qui furent les sources dinspiration principales de son th[tre. Il continua crire pour le th[tre et connut enfin le succs gr[ce la reprsentation en 1829 de Henri III et sa cour par la Comdie-Franaise. Ce succs continua pendant toute sa carrire littraire dans ses genres de prdilection: le drame, le roman historique et le feuilleton. Ses oeuvres comprennent: Les Trois Mousquetaires (1844), Le Comte de Monte-Cristo (1845-1846) et Le Vicomte de Bragelonne (1848).

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