Book: The Count of Monte Cristo
Author: Alexandre Dumas
Bookhad Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Sinbad the Sailor. Lord Wilmore. Abbé Faria. The Count of Monte Cristo. Yeah, they’re all the same.
I had read this book around 4 years ago.
I found it inside my eldest’s desk, sitting atop Alexander Pope’s The Rape of the Lock and Dumas’ name clicked as someone who I heard about (hadn’t heard of Pope) so I simply picked it up. It was a pretty thick book, and I had no reason to suspect that it’s a lie and finished it in a week’s time.
Just last year I happened to come across the ebook version and upon inspecting it I saw that it’s a mammoth of a book running into more than a 1000 pages!
Unknowingly, I had read an abridged copy and truly believed it to be one of the best revenge drama ever written. After cursing myself for not making sure about what I read before I read things, I decided to finish a book that I should’ve finished 4 years ago.
Moral wounds have this peculiarity –
they may be hidden,
but they never close; always painful,
always ready to bleed when touched,
they remain fresh and open in the heart.
The Counte of Monte Cristo is one of my all time favourites among the many revenge dramas I’ve read. Honesty, Love, Passion, Perseverance and Revenge along with good old Prison Break! Continue reading “The Count of Monte Cristo – Review”