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Count of Monte Cristo

ISBN-10: 0140449264
ISBN-13: 9780140449266
Edition: 2003
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Description: 'The Count of Monte Cristo' is one of the great popular novels of all time and a landmark in the development of modern popular fiction. Robin Buss's lively English translation remains faithful to the style of Dumas's original.

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List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/27/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1312
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

'The Count of Monte Cristo' is one of the great popular novels of all time and a landmark in the development of modern popular fiction. Robin Buss's lively English translation remains faithful to the style of Dumas's original.

After an idle youth, Alexandre Dumas went to Paris and spent some years writing. A volume of short stories and some farces were his only productions until 1927, when his play Henri III (1829) became a success and made him famous. It was as a storyteller rather than a playwright, however, that Dumas gained enduring success. Perhaps the most broadly popular of French romantic novelists, Dumas published some 1,200 volumes during his lifetime. These were not all written by him, however, but were the works of a body of collaborators known as "Dumas & Co." Some of his best works were plagiarized. For example, The Three Musketeers (1844) was taken from the Memoirs of Artagnan by an eighteenth-century writer, and The Count of Monte Cristo (1845) from Penchet's A Diamond and a Vengeance. At the end of his life, drained of money and sapped by his work, Dumas left Paris and went to live at his son's villa, where he remained until his death.

�mile Durkheim(18581917) founded the French school of sociology. His most famous works include The Division of Labor in Societyand The Elementary Forms of Religious Life. Robin Busss most recent translations for Penguin include Dumass The Black Tulip. Richard Sennettis the Bemis Professor of Social Sciences at MIT and a professor of sociology at the London School of Economics.

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