The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo

By Alexandre Dumas

  • Release Date: 1846-01-14
  • Genre: Classics
Score: 4.5
From 2,201 Ratings


An Apple Books Classic edition.

Alexandre Dumas’ classic paints a portrait of Edmond Dantès, a dark and calculating man who is willing to wait years to exact his perfect plan for revenge. After his so-called friends frame him for treason, Dantès is sentenced to life imprisonment in a grim island fortress on what was supposed to be his wedding day. After 14 years, he manages to escape prison, but he is unable to free himself from an all-consuming fury. Instead, Dantès spends a decade carrying out the plan for revenge he conceived while behind bars, bringing nightmarish ruination to those who once betrayed him-and second chances to those who tried to save him.

When it was first published in 1844, The Count of Monte Cristo quickly became the best-selling book in all of Europe. Dumas’ novel was ahead of its time, an exciting tale of adventure, treasure, secret identities, and daring escapes. It also reads like an early psychological thriller, leaving readers uneasy as they cheer Dantès on in his vengeful quest. It’s no wonder this book has inspired dozens of screen adaptations!


  • OCR issues

    By none anon null
    Loved the book, but this version looks like it was scanned and OCR used on it, as there are lots of spelling errors and duplications of text.
  • Story’s great but this edition is filled with typos

    By am0eb0
    So many misspellings and typos in this copy that it’s clear that no one double checked this after scanning.
  • A simply staggering work of imaginative fiction.

    By PrinceofD
    Unputdownable and unforgettable. A work of pure genius that will have you hooked from the first page and that you will devour without wanting it to ever end. It deserves its ranking amongst the greatest classics of all time. Amazing character and plot development with jaw dropping twists and turns. In short, pure entertainment and joy from start to finish.
  • Not bad for free

    By Mikerz232
    This was my first time reading this book. I also picked up a paper back copy from a local store for like 3 bucks. There are a significant amount of typos and errors similar to what others had mentioned. Sometimes the spacing on quotation marks is a little annoying or the paragraph layout. I noticed this more later in the book than in the beginning. The beginning is mostly typos like Abbe being Ab6 or Dantes being D4ntes. I’m assuming that there was a scanner or something that just copied the book and didn’t catch everything correctly. Granted most of the time, the typos are easy to understand and not completely belligerent. A few times I was taken out of the story, but most of the time when you’re in the groove you don’t really notice. A positive note though is this book is much more full than my paper back. Sometimes I would have to come back to this copy because in the paperback it would give a more or less main gist of certain chapters compared to getting the full piece out. Definitely an amazing read and super awesome you can have so much entertainment for free! Four stars from me that’s for sure. I will say too theres a ton of characters, and Wikipedia has a breakdown of everyone and there relations. So when you get deeper into the book and space on who’s who, it’s definitely nice to have a lil cheat sheet lol. If typos and grammar errors bother you though, I would def recommend another copy.
  • A classic for good reason

    By Hatushili
    Quick to start, then a bit slow going for a while. But eventually it becomes impossible to put down. It’s worth investing a little time in learning to pronounce the French names, for your sanity and clarity as you get deeper into the book.
  • Epic saga and exactly like real life

    By Captaingeorge3
    I love the fact that the hero is a sailor and makes his way through the many complications of life. Much of what happens concerns the very rich and noble and those who scramble to become part of that club. Trust no one is the right message.
  • Co

    By guards lie
    Great book and it’s a wonderful
  • Great Read 💗

    By *yrith*
    I always thought the Count was sexy. I used to daydream about going back in time and being swept away by his charms. I could read this book and fall in love for the first time again and again just like I did when I was twelve!
  • Great read

    By Rob5197
    Good read with a much different outcome than the movie.
  • The story is good, however

    By Bookworm 5732
    There are a bunch of typos that need fixing. I’d suggest looking for another version.