The Count of Monte Cristo

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'people get out of prison, and when they get out, and their name is Edmond Dantès, they take their revenge!' Falsely accused of treason, the young sailor Edmond Dantès is arrested on his wedding day and imprisoned in the island fortress of the Château d'If. Having endured years of incarceration, he stages a daring and dramatic escape and sets out to discover the fabulous treasure of Monte Cristo, and to catch up with his enemies. A novel of enormous tension and excitement, The Count of Monte Cristo is also a tale of obsession and revenge. Believing himself to be an 'Angel of Providence', Dantès pursues his vengeance to the bitter end, only then realizing that he himself is a victim of fate. One of the great thrillers of all time, The Count of Monte Cristo has been adapted for film and television many times. This newly revised, unabridged translation is as unputdownable now as it was when the novel first appeared, and William Thackeray, enthralled, 'began to read Monte Cristo at six one morning and never stopped till eleven at night'. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Publisher
OUP Oxford
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Published on
Apr 17, 2008
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Pages
1136
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ISBN
9780191607691
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Classics
Fiction / Literary
Literary Criticism / General
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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.


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CONTENTS:

The d’Artagnan Romances
Cycle des Valois
Cycle Memoires d’un Medecin

The Novels
ACTÉ
CAPTAIN PAUL
CAPTAIN PAMPHILE
OTHO THE ARCHER
THE FENCING MASTER
THE CONSPIRATORS
GEORGES
AMAURY
THE THREE MUSKETEERS
TWENTY YEARS AFTER
THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO
THE REGENT’S DAUGHTER
MARGUERITE DE VALOIS
THE CORSICAN BROTHERS
THE CHEVALIER OF MAISON-ROUGE
THE MARRIAGES OF PÈRE OLIFUS
CHICOT THE JESTER
JOSEPH BALSAMO
THE FORTY-FIVE GUARDSMEN
THE VICOMTE DE BRAGELONNE
THE QUEEN’S NECKLACE
THE BLACK TULIP
THE MOUTH OF HELL
ANGE PITOU
THE COMTESSE DE CHARNY
CATHERINE BLUM
THE COMPANIONS OF JEHU
THE WOLF LEADER
JANE
CROP-EARED JACQUOT
THE BALL OF SNOW
THE NEAPOLITAN LOVERS
ROBIN HOOD THE OUTLAW
THE SON OF MONTE-CRISTO by Jules Lermina

The Short Stories
MONSIEUR DE CHAUVELIN’S WILL
SOLANGE
DELAPORTE’S LITTLE PRESENTS

The Non-Fiction
CELEBRATED CRIMES
THE JUNO
THE SCOURGE OF NAPLES
PRUSSIAN TERROR

The Criticism
Extract from ‘MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS’ by Robert Louis Stevenson
Extract from ‘LETTERS TO DEAD AUTHORS’ by Andrew Lang
Extract from ‘ESSAYS IN LITTLE’ by Andrew Lang
Extract from ‘VIEWS AND REVIEWS’ by W. E. Henley

The Biography
DUMAS’ PARIS by Francis Miltoun

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