The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo

By Alexandre Dumas

  • Release Date: 1846-01-14
  • Genre: Classics
Score: 4.5
From 1,676 Ratings


An Apple Books Classic edition.

Alexandre Dumas’ classic paints a portrait of Edmond Dantès, a dark and calculating man who is willing to wait years to exact his perfect plan for revenge. After his so-called friends frame him for treason, Dantès is sentenced to life imprisonment in a grim island fortress on what was supposed to be his wedding day. After 14 years, he manages to escape prison, but he is unable to free himself from an all-consuming fury. Instead, Dantès spends a decade carrying out the plan for revenge he conceived while behind bars, bringing nightmarish ruination to those who once betrayed him-and second chances to those who tried to save him.

When it was first published in 1844, The Count of Monte Cristo quickly became the best-selling book in all of Europe. Dumas’ novel was ahead of its time, an exciting tale of adventure, treasure, secret identities, and daring escapes. It also reads like an early psychological thriller, leaving readers uneasy as they cheer Dantès on in his vengeful quest. It’s no wonder this book has inspired dozens of screen adaptations!


  • Many Typos

    By ClassyClassics:)
    Many glaring typos, and discrepancies between the spelling of names, are present in this edition, which sometimes detracts from the text itself. It does not seem as though any care was taken to proofread this copy...
  • So many typos

    By pdtfo8
    The book, while long, is fantastic. But this particular copy is filled with typographical errors that it can distract from the reading greatly. But the story is an ageless one, covering all facets of human existence.
  • Ghastly, stilted translation

    By nrkarp
    Great story, but get a decent translation.
  • Riveting

    By Trill52
    Very long, one of the longest I’ve ever read (I think). But extremely well written and exceptionally detailed. Dumas puts you inside his characters’ heads with backstory and heart pounding build up that keeps you scrolling down or swiping left. At times it felt like a chore to get to the more interesting scenes (I’m also the person that will bypass side quests in an RPG for the sake of finishing the game.) 5/5 will probably circle back for a reread in a few years.
  • Oh I wish this story lasted forever!

    By Coyrose
    I’ve always heard of this story but never knew it! I understand why it’s a classic! Don’t hesitate. It pulls you instantly in.
  • Wow

    By De Duque
    Truly captivating, took me in an incredible journey.
  • Totally worth it!

    By Landonsocnala bdicnso
    Incredibly long. Absolutely worth it. One of the best stories I’ve ever read.
  • The Count of Monte Cristo

    By Sophiesweetangelkitten
    Excellent book, but I was distracted by the large amount of typographical errors. Even a free book should go through spelling and grammar checks.
  • One of the greatest novels of all time

    By jfg2003jfg2003
    Phenomenal. A 1,200 page definition of revenge.
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas

    By Caitt Briar
    Great book, had a fair amount of editorial errors