1893 THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Works Vol 1 Alexandre Dumas
This 1893 edition of Alexandre Dumas' classic work, The Count of Monte Cristo, has a hardcover binding and illustrated pages. Gilt Design Elements on front cover and spine. Publisher's spray to all three edges of pages. Small tear on title page. Illustrated with pen and ink and wood engravings that were specially drawn for this edition by French and American artists. The book, published by Collier, contains the first volume of a nine volume set of the complete works of Dumas and is written in English.
First published in 1844, The Count of Monte Cristo teaches that revenge does more damage to the avenger than to the avenged. It is a masterpiece of literary genius that tells the story of betrayal, survival, faith, revenge and God. The story is about a young sailor who is unjustly accused of aiding the exiled French emperor Napoleon. He is sentenced to life imprisonment in an island fortress. The novel was banned by the Catholic Church for a short period of time due to its discussion of controversial topics. If you are a collector of banned books, this antiquarian novel is one you will want to have on your shelf.