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The Count of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel by French author Alexandre Dumas. It is one of the author's most popular works, along with The Three Musketeers. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet. The story takes place in France, Italy and islands in the Mediterranean during the historical events of 1815-1838. It begins from just before the Hundred Days period (when Napoleon returned to power after his exile) and spans through to the reign of Louis-Philippe of France. The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book. An adventure story primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness, it focuses on a man who is wrongfully imprisoned, escapes from jail, acquires a fortune and sets about getting revenge on those responsible for his imprisonment. However, his plans have devastating consequences for the innocent as well as the guilty. In addition, it is a story that involves romance, loyalty, betrayal and selfishness, shown throughout the story as characters slowly reveal their true inner nature. The book is considered a literary classic today. According to Luc Sante, "The Count of Monte Cristo has become a fixture of Western civilization's literature, as inescapable and immediately identifiable as Mickey Mouse, Noah's flood, and the story of Little Red Riding Hood.
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Blueberry
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1. The Count of Monte Cristo
2. Bare feet
3. Between 8000-11000 at Yellowstone. High enough that my voice sounded like I had sucked helium.
4. Watermelon
5. Probably not.

@howjessreads @NataliePatalie
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NataliePatalie Awe I didn't know you hated watermelon that much hahah 4d
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Nute
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I ordered this book and now I have it in my possession. So...I guess there aren‘t any more excuses. I just need to get on with it. Gosh, look at all of those pages! I‘m filled with apprehension and possibly dread! I‘m trying desperately to hold on to the encouragement given from you, my dearest Littens, but those words are fading fast in the presence of this phenomenal encounter. So if I‘m not talking about this book, you know the reason why!😳

CogsOfEncouragement I had this on my kindle for about 3 years. I kept putting it off because of the length. I finally read it in February. I enjoyed it thoroughly and gave it 5 stars on goodreads. Enjoy! 4d
diovival That one's been on my list for a while. I've heard so many good things! 4d
Suet624 Sometimes those long books envelop you in a whole other world and you actually don‘t want them to end. 4d
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Lcsmcat It‘s so good you won‘t think about the length. 4d
Billypar This happens to me a lot: I have to choose my long books wisely. But when the time is right, I do usually end up enjoying them. 4d
Aimeesue At least you have a cheerful froggy friend to keep you company while you read! 4d
Come-read-with-me @Nute It‘s an intense but gratifying read. Good luck! 4d
Nute @CogsOfEncouragement Everyone keeps telling me that this will make my favorite books list. It is only I that hesitate.😞 3d
Nute @diovival Sooo many good things! And yet we waver!🤷🏽‍♀️ 3d
Nute @Suet624 I‘m gonna hold on to that sweet warm thought!☺️ 3d
Nute @Lcsmcat Much needed encouragement!☺️ 3d
Nute @Billypar I‘ve read long books before. I‘ve never felt quite as anxious as this. Maybe I had more time and not so many responsibilities. Maybe I read more lightly without an in-depth search for meaning so the pace could be quick. I don‘t know what the maybe reason is, but I do like the thought of thinking that in the end I will probably find the story enjoyable!😊 3d
Nute @Aimeesue Yes! Though he hangs out with me at work inspiring cheerfulness there!😜 3d
Nute @Come-read-with-me You always send me good vibes, Ms.Paula!😁 3d
Aimeesue @Nute I think he wants you to read it to him. 😂 Sometimes when I want to read a book that's resisting me (a lot of classics, tbh) I listen to an audio version WHILE I read. LibriVox has tons of (absolutely free) books read by volunteer readers. Quality can be iffy, but the top rated ones are good. Some are pro - level quality, even@(Mil Nicholson's Dickens books are the best I've ever heard.) Good luck! 2d
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Bklover
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Love this book. Love this cover
#7covers7days #covercrush Day3

wordslinger42 Is that a Barnes & Noble edition? I'm slowly collecting all of the ones I want! 1mo
Leftcoastzen Pretty! 1mo
Bklover @wordslinger42 Yes it is! I love those BN editions! 1mo
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Suet624 I still need to read this. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 1mo
Erofan 😍 1mo
BethM How are you doing? 2w
Bklover Hi Beth! I‘m doing ok. Not great. Been a rough month but it‘s so kind of you to ask. I‘m sorry I haven‘t sent you American Hippo yet. I‘ll mail it Monday. I have been pretty much behind in all things Litsy (which I hate because this is my happy place)! Thank you so much. ❤️❤️❤️. @BethM 2w
BethM I get it sweetheart. Hang in there. 2w
TK421 Hi, Missy. I'm trying to get Mount Misery sent out to you by the end of the week. Sorry that I'm so late with it. My work schedule over the last month has been insane. I'll make sure there is a couple extra packs of Jelly Bellies in there for you. 2w
Bklover @TK421 Don‘t worry about it, Nathan! I am waaaaay behind so you‘re fine. Always love jelly bellies. ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
BethM Hey friend just lmk when you mail. Hugs! 1w
Bklover Omg I know I said Monday! And it will probably be Monday- just not the one I said! I‘ll post when I send it. If it make you feel any better I haven‘t received mine from Nathan either, which is fine with me😳😳😳. I can‘t seem to get caught up! (I do already have it packaged though!). @BethM (edited) 1w
BethM No worries! 5d
TK421 I finally sent out the book today. You should have it Friday. (I hope you like a big dose of mansplaining to go with your killer fish.) 5d
Bklover @TK421 Well, Nathan I guess that means I need to mail @BethM ‘s book tomorrow. Finally. 😳😳😳 5d
TK421 I feel like I'm 3 weeks behind on life right now. Fun times.😔 5d
Bklover @TK421 I‘m right there with you, my friend! 5d
Bklover @BethM It‘s in the mail FINALLY!! And @TK421 I got your package today. Thanks for the jelly bellies! I‘m addicted! 3d
TK421 I'm glad it made it there ok. ( What is your favorite flavor of jelly bean? ) 3d
Bklover @TK421 I love them all, but probably buttered popcorn. And Very Cherry. And Peach. 😋😋😋 (edited) 3d
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Nute
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#SelfImprovementSept - Reading Goals: I believe that I set some some reading goals at the beginning of the year as a part of my New Year‘s Resolutions, but I forgot all of them.🤷🏽‍♀️ So now what? Well, I recently came across a Buddy Reading Challenge on Booktube for The Count of Monte Cristo and I signed up. Yay! Me! I know that I have a goal floating out in the stratosphere somewhere to Read More BIG Books so there we have it...

Amiable I really enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I would. 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You can do it!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 1mo
OriginalCyn620 I‘ve not read this one either! Maybe one day... 1mo
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cathipink I love this one. I need to read the full version 🙂 I didn't realize it was abridged when I read it in 8th grade. 1mo
Nute @Amiable @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 @cathipink Confession...I was trying to sneak into this Buddy Readalong without being noticed and certainly without any type of binding commitment BUT the first step was joining the group.😳 I‘m not sure that I‘ve got this. Worries about the time dedication are dripping from the ceiling. What if I fall behind? YIKES!😮 This is why I watch Jim Caviezal do his thing over and over again. He rates 👍🏽 1mo
Nute @cathipink That‘s a great accomplishment for 8th grade reading. You rock! And here I am as a grown adult shaking in my boots over reading this hefty tome.😂 Yes, I‘ve done a lot of research online to make sure that I purchase an unabridged edition. I actually have the B&N Classics edition, but I think that it is abridged. 1mo
cathipink I bought the chunkster one a while back... But it's still just sitting on my shelf 😬😬😬 you'll definitely be able to tell the difference between abridged and unabridged 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
AlaMich I have this Penguin edition too, unread. In my defense, the print is TINY!!! 👵🏻 1mo
Bklover This is one that I read a couple of years ago. I was very nervous going in but it‘s actually a really good story! I think you will find that you like it! 1mo
batsy This is one of the books I keep telling myself I will read someday! Les Miserables is also on that list 😆 1mo
Amiable I read the unabridged version with tiny print. It really goes a lot faster than you‘d think —the story is very engrossing. 1mo
Amiable @batsy I finally made it through “Les Miserables” a few years ago. Barely. That was a slog! I just was so baffled by the stupid life choices made by some of the characters that the whole thing irritated me. 🙄 1mo
batsy @Amiable Oh dear 😆😆 1mo
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Becker
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Best final chapter ever🥰

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TheBookStacker
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This is the first book for my start of the classics. Having a cup of five roses and diving in.

Lcsmcat I loved this one! It‘s so much more than any of the movie versions could show. Enjoy! 2mo
TheBookStacker @Lcsmcat I‘m hoping that is the case, I quite enjoyed the movie versions so I didn‘t want to be let down! 2mo
IvoryLunatic This is my favorite classic! 2mo
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TheBookStacker @IvoryLunatic ah that‘s so good to hear! I‘m excited to start. 2mo
Becker I just finished this last week. It is quite a story! 1mo
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Airykah13
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1) Tagged book — I got it for Christmas two years ago and just started it recently . I pretty much got guilted into starting it 😂
2) I‘ve never re-read a book more than once
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4) Stay Sexy & Don‘t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide — 5 stars, I loved it
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@BlameJennyJane, @Minispok, @ness, @Peddler410, @Econaghan, @bookandcat, @Lucy_Anywhere, @BeckyB

@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs 1161!!! Thanks for playing 🤗👏🏻📚 2mo
Airykah13 @Eggs Goodreads makes it too easy to add books to my list, lol 2mo
AkashaVampie haha I have u beat hun! my goodreads says i have 8666 books that i want to read. 2mo
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Airykah13 @AkashaVampie wow! Haha 2mo
AkashaVampie @Airykah13 I know. And the way I read.... i will be the ripe age of 400 or so. Haha 2mo
flying_monkeys I also picked The Count 🤓 2mo
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Emilymdxn
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Today we visited Chateau d‘If, the island prison from the Count of Monte Cristo! Incredible to see, I‘m so glad I went. Such a tiny island, very rocky and hot, with beautiful views that I don‘t suppose the prisoners ever got to see. It definitely helped me feel the atmosphere of the book more! I really recommend the boat trip to any fans, it‘s about a 20 min boat from Marseille and cheap to get to.

LauraBeth This is on my literary travels bucket list! 2mo
JCPaulk Amazing! 2mo
OnlyYoo Wow that‘s amazing! 2mo
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ruskigurl16 That‘s a bucket list item for me! Wow!! 2mo
TrishB Cool👍🏻 2mo
cathipink Wow!!! I'd love to go. I heard that they do an annual swim from d'If back to the beach like Dantes did to escape. I'm not in love with open water swimming, but I would love to give that a try 🙂 2mo
Daisey What a cool place to visit! 2mo
Emilymdxn @laurabeth @jcpaulk @OnlyYoo @ruskigurl16 @trishb @cathipink @daisey thank you all! I definitely don‘t think I‘d be fit enough for a swim to the mainland from there anytime soon! Few more rounds of the book fitness challenge maybe... 2mo
cariashley Very cool!! 2mo
gallowbraids Was based on a real person, too. Read "The Black Count." 2mo
eza Nice pic..and nice natural 2mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Thrown in #prison for a crime he didn‘t commit, Edmond Dantes embarks on a journey of revenge.
Haven‘t read this chunkster, though I roughly know the story based on the various retellings!

#LetsTravelAugust

OriginalCyn620 I haven‘t read this either but I‘d like to! ❤️ 2mo
JackOBotts This is one of my favorite books! It‘s a slooooooooow burn, but a rewarding one. 2mo
BarbaraBB Great choice! 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks Sadly the main way I know this story is not through reading the original, but watching the Wishbone episode in my youth. :-D 2mo
bromeliad Oh man this is one of my favorite books of all time. Love it! 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm @JackOBotts @bromeliad Good to know it‘s a great read! Hope to get to this one day! 😁 2mo
PaperbackPirate I love this book so much! 2mo
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BecD
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One of my favourites 😍

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Ms_T
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At over fifty hours long, this is a mammoth audiobook. If you decide to tackle it you‘ll enter a world of wrong-doers, education, philanthropy and revenge, escorted by Edmund Dantès and his many guises.

Whilst I didn‘t love the story or find it particularly engrossing, I enjoyed the adventure and the timespan, and it was worth the commitment to experience this classic. The narrator was excellent ⭐️⭐️

TheSpineView 50 hours?!! Yikes!🙃 4mo
Cathythoughts You can‘t go too far wrong with an excellent narrator 👍🏻✨✨✨ 4mo
merelybookish Agreed! I just finished listening to this a few weeks ago. And I agree that while I didn't love the story, I did keep listening. 4mo
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BarbaraBB I also listened to this one recently. On LibriVox. I liked the adventure and the narrator. 4mo
Ms_T @Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB A good narrator makes such a difference 😃 4mo
Ms_T @merelybookish 👍🏻😃 4mo
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JulietteGF
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Today, I visited le Château de Monte-Cristo, and here is le Château d'If, where Alexandre Dumas wrote.
It's a very beautiful place, I also would like to have such a nice writing studio (more reading studio for me...)

TheSpineView I would love to have a retreat like that! 💝 4mo
LeePeckover Now that is a book nook! 4mo
BarbaraBB This is the small island where the Count was imprisoned, isn‘t it? I‘d love to visit that place. Thanks for the picture! 4mo
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Redwritinghood That looks perfect! 😍😍 4mo
JulietteGF @BarbaraBB No it's not, it's actually where Alexandre Dumas used to write, his residence being nearby, it was his writing nook. 4mo
BarbaraBB Fascinating. The prison island has the same name, he must have named it after that, cool. Where is this? (edited) 4mo
JulietteGF @BarbaraBB It's near Paris (west suburb) in Le Port-Marly. 4mo
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“We are all mortal. The old must give way to the young, or else there would be no progress or promotion.”

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Reading this (slightly behind schedule) with The Great American Read Goodreads group...I had downloaded it on to my Kindle and found myself hating the translation. After hearing that the Robin Buss English translation is The One, I picked up a copy and am making my way through. I have found myself laughing out loud several times at the dialogue. So far, it is as funny and enjoyable as everyone says.

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Whew! I finally finished The Count of Monte Cristo which took me a loooong time as I was reading many other books simultaneously. It was definitely worth the time and effort to read this classic tale of Edmond Dantes‘ revenge on the people who wronged him. I can see why this book has stood the test of time and I‘m so glad that I‘ve finally read it.

Emilymdxn I loved this one too! Agree it was totally worth the effort 5mo
Ncostell @Emilymdxn. The length was daunting but it was a page turner nonetheless! 5mo
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paulfrankspencer
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Unlike Man in the Iron Mask, Monte Cristo's intrigue and curious subtlety followed the whole way through the book. Entertaining from top to bottom, with sufficient philosophy of justice to really make you think. This is a classic that will stay with you.

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paulfrankspencer
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"Live and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget that, until the day comes when God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these words: Wait and hope!"

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paulfrankspencer
The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas

Love the use of "adorable" in the B&N translation. Used less as just "cute" and more as "adore-able."

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"Morrel started off at a rapid pace. He was thirty-one years of age and was urged on by love; Barrois was sixty and parched with the heat. On arriving at the house, Morrel was not even out of breath, for love lends wings; but Barrois had not been in love for many long years and was bathed in perspiration."

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paulfrankspencer
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"He was small and slender; his skin was of that whiteness generally found with auburn-haired children, yet a mass of rebellious black hair covered his rounded forehead."

...

Rude...

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At over fifty-two hours long, this audiobook is a daunting prospect, but it‘s a book I‘ve wanted to experience for years. Fifteen minutes in and the narrator, Bill Homewood, is amazing!

Emilymdxn I loved it too! 5mo
Ms_T @Emilymdxn Yay! 5mo
Freespirit This is a great story!! 5mo
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Ms_T @Freespirit I‘ve read lots of positive reviews about it. 5mo
Peterfox123 52 hours! On a cost-per-minute basis that‘s the cheapest book ever. Never read it but the various films and series over the years have been good. 5mo
Ms_T @Peterfox123 I got it as a daily deal so it only cost a couple of quid 👍🏻 5mo
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I have no idea if I'll manage to finish this audiobook, but I do like a challenge.
Also, French literature has taught me the best way to escape from prison is to switch places with a dead body. 💀⚰️

LeahBergen It‘s a very important lesson to learn. 😆 5mo
AlaMich I will definitely make a mental note for the next time! 😆 5mo
merelybookish @LeahBergen Those French novelists! So practical! 5mo
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merelybookish @AlaMich You never know when it might come in handy! 😃 5mo
Julsmarshall Pro tip! 5mo
BarbaraBB I just finished this one! I combined audio with @SerialReader AND a hardcopy. That turned out doable for me 😀 5mo
readordierachel 😆😆 The ultimate life hack 5mo
merelybookish @BarbaraBB Good to know! Did you end up enjoying it? 5mo
BarbaraBB Definitely! 5mo
saresmoore Bahaha! 5mo
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BarbaraBB
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I can‘t imagine the effect this book must have had on readers in the 19th century when there was so much less diversion than today and when it was published in episodes in the newspaper. How readers must have looked forward to the next installment.

In the 21th century this book still is the ultimate revenge novel, the revenge of Edmond Dantès who, after having innocently spent years in a dungeon, returns as the Count of Monte Cristo. #1001books

LeahBergen Isn‘t it wonderful? 😍 5mo
Taylor Yeah it is the ultimate revenge novel. 5mo
JackOBotts This is a favorite of mine. 5mo
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LapReader Love your shelves. 5mo
AshleyHoss820 Oh my gosh, yes!! This is one of my favorite books! I can‘t imagine having to wait for each installment! 5mo
Kalalalatja So glad you liked it 👏👏 5mo
BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja Yes very much!! 5mo
hilded Redd it last year, loved it! Never read 1000+ pages so fast before 🤣 5mo
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"Danglars alone felt no pang of remorse or restlessness... He was one of those calculating men who are born with a pen behind their ears and an inkpot in place of a heart. He went to bed at the usual hour and slept peacefully."
Reflecting on this very unique quote... Anyone care to offer some analytical perspective?

Velvetfur Ummmm......possibly the description of a psychopath....? (I'm no expert on these kind of things and I haven't read that book!) 5mo
paulfrankspencer @Velvetfur I figure it's something of the sort. It's just such a curious metaphor. I'm not sure what to make of the depiction. 5mo
Velvetfur @paulfrankspencer It sounds like someone who isn't trouble by deep thoughts on an emotional level, hence the lack of trouble sleeping - nothing's bothering him in an emotional sense. So, a psychopath then! 😊 5mo
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BigHappiness Thinking this reflects that Danglars is a schemer, he doesn‘t feel, he plots. I think he‘s less “psychopath” and more narcissist or conniver, and a jealous sort who will stop at none to see his evil plans hatched. His concerns are for himself alone, and he doesn‘t like Edmond Dantès from the get-go, so it was an easy thing for him to plot against him. 5mo
paulfrankspencer @BigHappiness I imagine that's closer to the original intention. The pen and ink in place of natural organs/development may be an older way of visualizing a schemer. What do you think the modern-day equivalent would be? 5mo
BigHappiness Modern-Day: Danglars is just a Hater. 😜 He‘s like that person in the bar always being a one-upper, or the silent-person-by-day/internet-troll by night. Unless you mean modern by device, and then probably it would be a smartphone connected to social media, did someone say hashtag feed wars? Tongue in cheek: How else can one continue to employ so much hatred, unless they‘re constantly worried about what everyone else is up to... 5mo
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“What do people like us need? An honest wife and a good housekeeper. Where could I find better than you on either score?“

Careful not to dizzy her with too many words of love, Fernand.

#montecristoreadalong

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I'm cheating and starting Week 7 early because it is huge and I want to make sure I finish it in time 📚
Week 7: A book over 500 pages
Reading: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas.
It's a whopping 1055 pages with tiny print 🤗 it has been on my bucket list for a while so pretty excited to read it.

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Asante1339
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I could not put this book down, could not stop my tears, what a story!

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vivastory
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A significant amount of my favorite books, & memorable reading experiences, have involved long books. Above are four that I plan on reading this year. As Jane Smiley wrote, "In a novel, length is always a promise, never a threat."
#WeveOnlyJustBegun #MayMovieMagic
@rohit-sawant @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Unless you have severe #PageCountPhobia 😜😜😜im always scared by a #Chunky but truthfully they make the best stories... 6mo
rohit-sawant Great list! 🖤🖤 6mo
Cathythoughts Nice quote from Jane Smiley ♥️👍🏻 6mo
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LeahBergen What @Cathythoughts said! What a marvellously truthful quote. 6mo
LeahBergen I‘ve read the top two and enjoyed the Dumas a little bit more than the Tolstoy. 6mo
Kalalalatja Loved, loved, loved The Count of Monte Cristo 🙌 6mo
gradcat I‘ve read all but the tagged one. I really do not like “Moby Dick.” “War and Peace” is just okay, but I think everyone should read “The Count of Monte Christo.” Just my humble opinion, for what it‘s worth. 6mo
Theaelizabet Moby Dick was a great reading experience. Love that Smiley quote. 6mo
Liz_M Love the C. B-S. cover design on The Count! Looks like you have some wonderful trading ahead. 6mo
Liz_M Reading. Stupid phone. 6mo
vivastory @Liz_M I think that's one of my favorite designs for the Penguin Hardcover. I really do. I'm looking forward to it! 6mo
vivastory @Theaelizabet I have been meaning to read it for years now, I am definitely making it a priority this year. The Smiley quote is from one of my favorite books about fiction 6mo
vivastory @gradcat I've heard mixed things about all 4 except Count of MC, I'm going to try to go in with an open mind 6mo
vivastory @Kalalalatja You @Moray_Reads enthusiasm for it made it a priority for me 6mo
vivastory @LeahBergen Have you read Anna Karenina? I want to read both W&P and AK, I suspect I might end up liking AK a bit more. 6mo
vivastory @Cathythoughts I have tried to make it my motto since I first came across it. 6mo
vivastory @rohit-sawant Thanks! 6mo
vivastory @Cinfhen They really do allow you to become familiar with a world & characters in a way that shorter novels simply can't 6mo
LeahBergen Yes, I‘ve read Anna Karenina and I liked it way more than War and Peace. 🤫 6mo
Moray_Reads Adore War and Peace and the Count of Monte Cristo but the other two just don't really appeal... 6mo
Suet624 After reading a very long book I feel like I‘m tripping and stumbling out of another world back into this one. Feelings of separation, some mourning, and some delicious feelings of having left myself for a good long while. Have a wonderful time. (Not so sure about Moby Dick, but good luck!) 6mo
vivastory @Suet624 That's the perfect way to describe the reading experience of a long book! I love that. 6mo
Suet624 💕💕 6mo
gradcat Have fun with this! And @Suet624 Nice atmospherics! 😂 6mo
shortsarahrose It looks like I‘m in the minority, but I absolutely love Moby Dick. Favorite novel of all time. Haven‘t read any of the others, but I do enjoy a long book. 5mo
fleeting Lovely quote! 5mo
saresmoore I would love, love to do a buddy read for Moby-Dick. Did we already plan this a long time ago? 🤔 I would also like to read W&P and The Count, but life may prohibit these ambitions... 5mo
BarbaraBB I‘m reading The Count right now. It‘s adventure and storytelling at its best! 5mo
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catebutler
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The month of May is underway, and I‘m looking forward to a read-along for ‘The Count of Monte Cristo‘ by Alexandre Dumas. This thick tome has been on my reading list for years, so it will be a pleasure to FINALLY crack it open! I‘m co-hosting the read-along over on IG, if you‘d like more details or to join in (please do!), click the link below:

https://instagram.com/p/Bw-CBtbnZsd/

#monteinmay19.

BiblioLitten The flowers are gorgeous! 6mo
catebutler @BiblioLitten Thank you! We‘ve had the prettiest bouquets this spring. Fresh flowers make me so happy! 💐 6mo
Freespirit It's a big call but this might be my favourite book ever😍 6mo
catebutler @Freespirit That is a big call! 😉 Sally, I‘m absolutely loving this book, so I can see why you say this. 6mo
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Riahjosy
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This is one of my favorites that I‘ve had to read in school. It‘s a classic for a reason! This is probably the best revenge themed novel I‘ve read.

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parasolofdoom
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Happy World Book Day littens!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 1) The Nightingale 2) The Lost Wife 3) The Velvet Hours 4) Tell The Wolves I‘m Home 5) The Story Of Beautiful Girl 📚❤️ 6mo
parasolofdoom @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ooh 3 of those are on my tbr! 6mo
Eggs 1* Elegance of the Hedgehog 2* The Velvet Hours 3* The Nightingale 4*Dandelion Wine 5* Eleanor Oliphant 6mo
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Janineluwatson
The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
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A mix of Usual Suspects, Shawshank Redemption and Arabian Nights. Despite the length a real page turner with underlying political Napoleon rumblings. #This is my only entry pre-pregnancy but possibly one of my favourite books of all time so had to include!

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BarbaraBB
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Let‘s do this - finally! 👊 #1001books #currentread

Emilymdxn You can do it! I just managed this one too 7mo
Ms_T Ooh, I have this to listen to in audio format. I‘ll watch out for your review. 7mo
Simona Nice❣️ 7mo
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BarbaraBB @Ms_T I combine audio, ebook and physical book 👌 7mo
mklong Oooh good luck! I am finishing up Les Mis this week and my next giant one will be Kristin Lavranstadder. Can‘t wait to see how you get on! 7mo
JackOBotts Enjoy! Love this read! 7mo
BarbaraBB @mklong Both are so very good! But I think The Count will be great too! 7mo
Kalalalatja One of my favourite books! 7mo
jveezer I have the new translation on my TBR pile. Apparently the older (English) were offended by the non-heteronormative sex in the original. The new translation restores that among other abridgments. But I love Dumas. 7mo
BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja I know! One of the reasons I finally picked it up ❤️ 7mo
BarbaraBB @jveezer So far I‘ve not read anything offensive but I think I can handle it. I‘m reading in Dutch and listening to the English version on LibriVox. 7mo
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maich
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Good days start with coffee and a book.
Look at these beautiful classics trending cards
-Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester from Jane Eyre
-Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth from Persuasion
-Edmond Dantes & Fernand Mondego from The Count of Monte Christo
#februarycratephotochallenge LitJoy tranding cards
#litjoycrate #sharethelitjoy

#goodreads #bookworm #booklover #bookaholic #booknerd #igreads #instabooks #instaread #litsylove #classics

Amabear Gorgeous picture and cards! 7mo
maich @Amabear thank you😊 7mo
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diovival
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#jealousguy #marchintothe70s

Sounds like Danglars. Also, I really should pick this one up again.

@Lizpixie @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I should probably just pick it up!!! 7mo
diovival @Cinfhen An excellent idea 👍 7mo
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Sophia1
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Pickpick

I really liked this one. Wanted to read it for years but only now had the chance. It‘s a story about life, death, revenge and most importantly redemption 😍

Freespirit One of my absolute favourite books. So glad you enjoyed it! 7mo
Sophia1 @Freespirit I loved it. Took me some time to read it but it‘s an amazing story 😊 7mo
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Emilymdxn
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

1. Green grapes, I can‘t get enough

2. Tagged, over 1000 pages!

3. Maus is probably the top one, but Persepolis and the Sandman ones too

4. I‘ll be 28. Not sure how I feel about that. I‘d like to be working in arts outreach, have done a masters, have had some short stories published, have been to a lot more countries and hopefully be living with my bf, but I don‘t wanna get married or anything like that till my 30s

Eggs So much to look forward to! 7mo
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Ncostell
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Ok, I‘m going in! I‘ve been putting it off because it‘s like a million pages but today‘s the day I go for it! The past couple of years I‘ve challenged myself to read a classic chunkster. Last year it was Anna Karenina and the year before that it was Don Quixote and I loved both of those books. I know this one is a favorite of many readers so here goes nothing!

KrystleTheBookSlayer I need to read this one too, but the size is so intimidating 😳 7mo
swishandflick When I was in middle school I checked this out from my school library and the librarian told me I could keep it bc I was the first student to check it out in 5+ years 😂 It's been one of my favorite classics ever since! 7mo
Ncostell @swishandflick That‘s such a great memory and encouraging to hear that you enjoyed it so much! 7mo
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Ncostell @KrystleTheBookSlayer Yes, the page count has been scaring me off too! 7mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled It‘s worth it!! 7mo
Ncostell @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled That‘s good to hear, I needed some encouragement as I begin! 7mo
Amiable Loved this book! I‘m with you on the chunkster challenge—last year I finally read “Middlemarch,” too. 7mo
Ncostell @Amiable. That‘s so funny because I was debating between this and “Middlemarch”! Maybe next year will be the year for “Middlemarch”. 7mo
Amiable I alternate my chunksters every year —fiction one year, nonfiction the next. This year is nonfiction so I‘m reading “Truman” by David McCullough. Not sure what I‘ll pick for 2020, yet! 7mo
Ncostell @Amiable. That sounds like a good plan! “Truman” looks like it will be a good read. I have only read McCollough‘s book on the Wright Brothers which I really enjoyed. 7mo
Suet624 I hope to read the Count soon. It‘s a tantalizing prospect. 7mo
Ncostell @Suet624 It‘s been enjoyable so far although it may take me awhile to get through as I‘m reading several books at once! (edited) 7mo
kspenmoll Middlemarch is fabulous although I have not read the Count either. How is it going? 6mo
Ncostell @kspenmoll It‘s going slowly but well! I‘m chipping away at it and am about a third of the way through as I like to read a few books at the same time. I can definitely see why it‘s a classic-Dumas was quite the story teller! 6mo
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Emilymdxn
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Pickpick

Starting off my birthday RIGHT by finally finishing this! Very good, much more readable and exciting than I expected, and very thematically interesting. It loses a few points for it being quite difficult to follow who all the characters were (my fault as much as the book‘s), and for the fetishisation of honour that I guess you just have to accept with 19th century books.

If anyone is considering this but put off by the length don‘t be!

batsy Happy birthday! 🎈📚 And well done on finishing this! I've been intimidated but your review is v encouraging. 8mo
Librarybelle Happy Birthday! 8mo
Kalalalatja Happy birthday! And this is one of my favourite books 👌 8mo
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Weaponxgirl Happy birthday! 8mo
Crazeedi Happy birthday to you!🌹🎉🎂 8mo
Naj Happy birthday! 💕 8mo
Tamra Happy BookDay! 🥳 8mo
Bklover Happy Birthday!🎂🎉 (edited) 8mo
AlaMich Happy birthday! 🎈🎉🎁 8mo
SW-T Happy birthday! 8mo
BarbaraBB Happy birthday! And I really want to read the book and am put of by its length. How long did it take you? 😘 8mo
Emilymdxn @BarbaraBB 2 weeksish but that‘s on audio and I always find audio goes faster than physical books for me, it would have been weeks and weeks with a physical copy 8mo
Elma Happy Birthday!! 8mo
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SharonGoforth
The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
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I don‘t have a BookTube channel, but I want to read along with their March reading challenge, March of the Mammoths. The idea is to read a book that is 800 pages or more. I‘ll be choosing one of these. #marchofthemammoths #ilovebigbooksandicannotlie

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Lizpixie Sounds awesome! I have so many chunksters on my #MountTBRShelvesOfDoom it‘ll be hard to choose just one. #chunkylover 8mo
DGRachel The Count of Monte Cristo is fantastic! The Hamilton biography is still TBR for me. One of these days... 8mo
SharonGoforth @Lizpixie @DGRachel I might try for 2! My problem is that I can‘t make up my mind! 8mo
Lizpixie The Tale Of Genji is all over Litsy atm & looks very good. I have The Priory Of The Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon, Fire & Blood by George.R.R.Martin, Lethal White by Robert Galbraith, Skyward by Branden Sanderson, Robin by Dave Itzkoff, The Diviners by Libba Bray, The Poppy War by R.F.Kuang, Strange The Dreamer duology by Laini Taylor, City On Fire by Garth Risk Halberg & Night Film by Marisha Pessl. That‘s just for starters! 8mo
Chrissyreadit Wow!! 8mo
mhillis Great choices 📚 I‘m still working on The Tale of Genji! We could encourage each other!! (edited) 8mo
Notafraidofwords I‘m reading the Frederick Douglass one. I‘m 40 percent in and love it. 8mo
SharonGoforth @Lizpixie That‘s an awesome reading list!!! Definitely need to see what‘s happening with Tales of Genji!! 8mo
SharonGoforth @Chrissyreadit 😊📚📚No such thing as too many books! 8mo
SharonGoforth @Notafraidofwords Good to know!!! 8mo
SharonGoforth @mhillis Thank you!! Yes, we certainly could! 8mo
readordierachel Whoo, those are some big books! Good idea! 8mo
SharonGoforth @readordierachel They‘re huge!! 😊📚 8mo
rubyslippersreads So many chunksters! I still want to read the Hamilton bio, more than a year after seeing the musical. 😊 7mo
SharonGoforth @rubyslippersreads I haven‘t seen the musical 😢, but I‘ve had the book since it was first published. Ron Chernow signed it for me when he was in Dayton in 2005 (I think)! And shamefully I have yet to read it 😔. 7mo
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Trollkonstnaren
The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
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Mehso-so

I finally got myself to read this. To be honest, I kind of expected more of it. However, most of the critic from my part rise from personal tastes. Moreover, I still recommend to read it as it was nkt boring.
+ Good plot
+ The plot went on/not boring
+ Twists

- For me, most of the twists were predictable
- Lots of places and names to keep up
- I am no fan of romance, thus, the sugar in this book mainly irritated

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Emilymdxn
The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

1. Tagged book and A Terrible Country

2. Both but tbh I have so many books I need/want to read I never finish series unless I adore them, or I leave it like five years in between books.

3. ‘The man smiles. I smile back‘. My sister the serial killer

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Trollkonstnaren
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"I have no fear of ghosts, and I have never heard it said that so much harm had been done by the dead during six thousand years as is wrought by the living in a single day."

Severnmeadows Brilliant thought! 4mo
Trollkonstnaren @Severnmeadows I know :D I havr started to use it in everyday life! 4mo
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Emilymdxn
The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexandre Dumas
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@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

1. Don‘t make me choose! So many, but maybe the first time my mum took me to the theatre and bookshops in London. Zoe Wanamaker and Simon Russell Beale in much ado about nothing at the national theatre - made me love theatre and Shakespeare and I work at the globe now!

2. Nope

3. 1 year next month!

4. I‘m listening to tagged book as we speak

Hi @Weaponxgirl @zsuzsanna_reads @Simona

Eggs Your memory sounds so lovely 🤗 8mo
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Emilymdxn
The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
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I started this because it was a #1001books book I wanted to tick off and didn‘t see myself enjoying loads, but a few hours in I‘m finding it really exciting. It‘s easy to read and a proper page turner. Over 40 hours to go, so hope it stays this good...

Freespirit Stick with it..fabulous book. A favourite of mine❤️ 8mo
suvata Absolutely an incredible book 8mo
JamieArc I read the print version, and though it took me a couple of months to read, I think there was only 1 page I had to slog through. Much more of a page turner than I had expected. 8mo
Kalalalatja One of my faves! 8mo
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CogsOfEncouragement
The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
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I enjoyed ABC‘s dark, witty “Revenge” and watched it faithfully. When it was still on the air, my husband told me it was loosely based on this novel. I found it free on kindle and placed it on my TBR three years ago. It is 600 pages long, and I kept putting it off. I finally read it this month. I loved it. I remember enough of the tv show to be amused by how they used this novel as a foundation for their characters and plot.

CouronneDhiver Yes! It‘s a good one. I read it in French during high school. 8mo
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