The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.
The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel by French author Alexandre Dumas (père). It is one of the author's most popular works, along with “The Three Musketeers”. He completed the work in 1844.
The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean, and in the Levant during the historical events of 1815–1838. 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.
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