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The epic tale of wrongful imprisonment, adventure and revenge, in its definitive translation
Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantès is confined to the grim fortress of If. There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo and he becomes determined not only to escape, but also to use the treasure to plot the destruction of the three men responsible for his incarceration. Dumas' epic tale of suffering and retribution, inspired by a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment, was a huge popular success when it was first serialized in the 1840s.
Translated with an Introduction by ROBIN BUSS
"Alexandre Dumas is more than French, he is European; he’s more than European, he is universal." —Victor Hugo
"No novelist since Dumas has been more irreverent of the conventions of well-made fiction or any more determined to tell stories without identifiable centers." —Terrence Rafferty
Set against the turbulent years of the Napoleonic era, Alexandre Dumas's thrilling adventure story is one of the most widely read romantic novels of all time. In it the dashing young hero, Edmond Dantès, is betrayed by his enemies and thrown into a secret dungeon in the Chateau d'If — doomed to spend his life in a dank prison cell. The story of his long, intolerable years in captivity, his miraculous escape, and his carefully wrought revenge creates a dramatic tale of mystery and intrigue and paints a vision of France — a dazzling, dueling, exuberant France — that has become immortal.
Two decades after a brash young adventurer teamed with master swordsmen Athos, Porthos, and Aramis to defeat Cardinal Richelieu and his seductive spy, Milady de Winter, France stands on the brink of civil war. Inspired by Oliver Cromwell’s persecution of King Charles I in England, bloodthirsty crowds threaten the youthful monarch, Louis XIV; his regent mother, Queen Anne; and their devious chief minister, Cardinal Mazarin.
To protect the sovereignty of the crown, Mazarin commissions d’Artagnan to find the three Musketeers and return them to the queen’s service. The mission takes on an even greater urgency when the vengeful Mordaunt, son of Milady, picks up the quartet’s trail. From a dramatic duel in London to an explosive showdown on the English Channel to a climactic confrontation in the streets of Paris, d’Artagnan and his friends wage an epic battle on behalf of truth, honor, and justice.
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The classic tale of royal conspiracy and forbidden romance during the sixteenth-century French Wars of Religion by the author of The Three Musketeers.
Paris, 1572. For a decade, French Catholics and Protestant Huguenots have been locked in a violent struggle for control of France. Though King Charles IX reigns, it is his mother, Catherine de Medici, who holds sway. In a gesture of peace, Catherine arranges for her daughter Margot to marry the Huguenot king of Navarre, Henri de Bourbon—while secretly arranging the slaughter of thousands of Protestants gathering in Paris to celebrate the wedding.Caught in the merciless machinery of court intrigue and married to a man she does not love, Margot begins an illicit affair with a Protestant soldier. Written in 1845 and based on true events, this classic historical romance has been adapted into several films, including the Cannes Jury Prize–winning Queen Margot starring Isabelle Adjani and Vincent Perez.
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When Aramis, one of the three musketeers, discovers that the king of France has a twin brother, he plans a coup d’état in an attempt to secretly replace King Louis with his brother Philippe. Entrusting his secret plan to Porthos, Raoul, and D’Artagnan, the friends pit themselves against the power of the French monarchy.
The Man in the Iron Mask is the last volume of the D’Artagnan Romances, and has been published on its own and also as the final volume in the The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later, a large novel that encompasses the four final D’Artagnan volumes. The story detailed in this volume inspired the 1998 film The Man in the Iron Mask starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jeremy Irons.
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«Decía para sí que era el odio de los hombres, no la venganza de Dios, el que lo hundió en aquella sima.»
Edmundo Dantés, un joven marinero que siempre ha llevado una vida tranquila, solo desea casarse con la hermosa Mercedes. Pero sus planes se malogran cuando su mejor amigo, Fernando, le traiciona vilmente para conquistar a su prometida. Edmundo vivirá una larga pesadilla de trece años mientras cumple una condena injusta en la siniestra prisión del castillo de If. Obsesionado por su inesperado destino, dejará de lado sus convicciones para urdir la venganza perfecta.
El conde de Montecristo es uno de los clásicos más populares y trepidantes de todos los tiempos. La presente edición contiene las dos partes que componen la obra, así como una magistral introducción de Jean-Yves Tadié, catedrático emérito de la Universidad de La Sorbona.