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 2,420 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!


  • Count of Monte Cristo

    By flute player since 1965
    I enjoyed the story, but this copy has a lot of misspellings.
  • Best Book ever

    By hedwigrip
    I read this book from somewhere else but if it’s translated properly it would be the best book ever
  • An amazing book for

    By Whim1954
    it’s time. 1844, think of it, this huge book, printing and distributing it. It’s a cliche to say it’s a classic…but it is. It’s a cliche to say it’s one of the greatest books of all time…but it is. This was in my list of HS summer reading books, no body chose it, it was too long and the library only had 2 copies. The teacher said she would give extra points to students who read it and did a book report on it. I grabbed the last copy and it took all summer to read it but I never forgot it.
  • The count of Monte Cristi

    By Werkingman
    Great story, but this edition has been carelessly translated, and suffers from many grammatical mistakes. I’m 30% through this edition and will delete it. I will re-download the edition published by the Gutenberg project, having read it years ago. It is amazing.
  • There were too many typos in this edition

    By Sir_Zacharia
    The editors left a lot to be desired. You’ll be much better off getting a different version even if it costs you a dollar to do.
  • The Count of Monte Cristo

    By Anonymus__🤗love 25
    I’ve always loved the book but try buying another version if you can. The typos drive me crazy and it’s sometimes hard to understand what is actually happening. Overall, wonderful but a (sometimes) melancholy and realistic view into the 19th century.
  • Amazing

    By cairomammy
    I’ve lost count of the days I sat reading this masterpiece and I wish I could lose more days reading it. Truly phenomenal.
  • Count of Monte Cristo

    By ladyknitter
    Suspence, Intrigue, Good Ending
  • Great book

    By jonygaa
    Hands down one of the best books I’ve ever read. This version is messy and there are repeats and mistakes in the actual text itself but you can get through it for free.
  • The best book ever written

    By hegel.khalil
    Possibly the most amazing piece of literature I have ever laid my eyes upon. This masterpiece is a work of art, and has a riveting, engaging, and beautiful plot that hooks you from the start until the end. It is truly magnificent.