The great author, Dumas has binded ‘love’, ‘betrayal’, ’vengeance’ and 'triumph’ throughout the whole book in such a way that once you pick it up, you will devour it. A dashing, young and obsequious Edmund Dantes returned to Marseilles with the great news for his love that he was appointed for the captain of the pharaoh by his owner. While the marriage with the love of his life was impending, he got betrayed by his own friends that led to his imprisonment; the false accusation completely destroyed his life.
The friendship and tutelage of Abbe Faria in the prison changed the life of courteous Dantes. His exultation after the escape was ineffable. With nothing in his hand but a powerful purpose in his mind, he managed to get along with Italian smugglers by convincing them as an aristocratic British. The plot for the vengeance commenced after Dantes became “The Count of Monte Cristo”. The revenge he got on his ‘friends’ one after another was so satisfying; apart from Danglar and Fernand - their punishment could have been more thrilling.
Patience and hope is exemplified in the story. Follow the path, be in the direction one is supposed to be, and the wicked one will be punished and justice will be served in the end no matter what. Love will be waiting for the righteous one, like Edmond.
I would recommend this timeless classic to anyone looking to see things from a different perspective and grasp what life is. The story will really envelope you; the author has created an intriguing plot by skillfully interweaving every event from beginning to end. There are valuable life lessons you could learn from this adventurous book.
I would rate this wonderful masterpiece by Alexandre Dumas, a 4 out of 5. Not a 5 because I feel the novel is a bit long and takes some time to catch the reader's attention.