Description of The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo


The unique entitled, “The Count of Monte Cristo” was composed in France by Alexandre Dumas. It was first released in 1844, while the most recent publication of the book remained in 2003 by Penguin Classics. The translation was done by Robin Buss, and he as well supplied the Introduction for the 1,312-page book.

The story has to do with a young good-looking sailor, Edmond Dantes, who has actually just been promoted as captain of the ship. He went back to his house in Marseille in high spirits, just to end up being sentenced to life jail time by 3 conniving buddies who harbored envy, jealousy and hatred for him, and after that by one deputy who unfairly provided the sentence for his own political interests.

Unjustly put behind bars, Dante has been provided an assisting hand by fates. He met a fellow prisoner– an Italian priest– who gave him education, tipped him off about the area of terrific treasures in a certain island and ended up being critical, as well, to his escape from prison.

He later got the treasures and, as the strange and rich Count of Monte Cristo, looked for to ruin the lives of the people behind his jail time. Bitter and hard-hearted, he prospered in doing so. In the end, the anger and the thirst for vengeance in him were calmed. He then went on with his life, lastly without the clutches of the past– and free to be happy once again and to begin a new chapter in his life.


Checking out the story reinforced my belief that there is a God who sees and understands whatever and that he is a simply and caring Dad to all of us. Effective and supreme, he hears prayers, particularly of those who pertain to him in faith. Hence, the conceited, proud and evil he penalizes and then the modest and the lowly he blesses. The Count has actually stated, “I preserve my pride in the face of men, but I desert it prior to God, who drew me out of nothingness to make me what I am.” (Dumas, A; The Count of Monte Cristo. 2003). Without God, we are nothing.

We would also succeed to remember that the good things that we have done benefit us advantages. Such holds true of Monsieur Morrel, who was kind to both Dantes and his daddy during their challenging ones. At a later time when Monsieur Morrel’s business was in trouble and he was really contemplating suicide as the ways to put an end to his troubles, it was Dantes who assisted him incognito.

In the very same way, the wicked things that we have done merit us retribution– either from those we have mistreated or from God. In the story, Dantes lived to be behind the misery and disasters that took place in the lives of individuals who have heartlessly set up that he be put in prison for life.

I believe that if not Dantes, then someone else was bound to generate the punishment should have by those people. As Dantes has said in the story, “An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.” (Dumas, A; The Count of Monte Cristo. 2003). Nothing escapes God. It is for that reason truly wise to select to do acts of generosity and to never take part in misbehaviors.


“The story’s setting is France throughout the winter of 1815.” (Dumas, A; The Count of Monte Cristo. 2003). This is how the first chapter of the book starts. Dantes has just returned house to Marseille– a delighted location for him since it was where his family and his fiancée lived. These were the people he enjoyed; the exact same individuals who loved him.

Then a few of his years were invested as a detainee at the dreaded island prison of Chateau d’If, where, in desperation, he nearly tried to commit suicide by starving himself to death. In the exact same place, there were the jail guards who did not look after any of the detainees. However in this place, too, he satisfied the Italian priest who offered him hope, education and the opportunity to go on in his life.

The island of Monte Cristo of Italy also figures in the story as the place of the treasures– this is the one place he had to reach to discover the treasures as the Abbe Faria had actually told him to. Then as the Count of Monte Cristo, he invested years in lavish mansions, chateaus and castles in Marseille and Paris. Undoubtedly, Dantes had been to locations of luxury and suffering in his lifetime.

Works Pointed out

Dumas, Alexandre. “The Count of Monte Cristo”. 2003; equated with an Introduction by Robin Buss. Penguin Classics.

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