Saturday, February 04, 2012

Book Review: The Treasure of Monte Cristo - by Alexandre Dumas

"Too good to be true", that old saying is exactly what the life of Edmond Dantes was. The first officer of a ship called The Pharaon was just about to be captain, get married and live happily ever after, when he was sent to prison for a crime that he didn't commit.

The epic story of this man's search for freedom takes place in France between 1815 and 1829. After being sent to prison for a false letter written and sent by his two jealous enemies, he meets an old man in the dungeon in the cell next to his and becomes like a son to him. Then his new friend told him about a treasure that he had the map for. So he escapes and finds the treasure on the island of Monte Cristo and he becomes a rich man. After hearing the awful news of his father's death and his fiance's disappearance, he decides to go back to his hometown, Marseilles, to take revenge on his enemies!

The story was very interesting and well written. It's an adventure story that took place in quite a historical period on time in France. This story is a demonstration of the fact that justice must come along even if it takes too long.

Alaa Samir
Upper Intermediate A

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