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The Count of Monte Cristo (1844)by Alexandre Dumas (+ghostwriter Auguste Maquet)

The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean, and in the Levant during the historical events of 1815–1838. It begins from just before the Hundred Days period (when Napoleon returned to power after his exile) and spans through to the reign of Louis-Philippe of France. 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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  • James H.

    Waaaaay too long of a read for me during the school year. I'll get to meet up with this group one o' these days.

    January 10, 2014

    • Barrywhy

      I warn you do not see the movie (2002 version) then think you read the book. It is nothing like the book. By that I don't mean the book is better, I mean the story as told by the movie is W-R-O-N-G! They had only two hours to fit 1000 or so pages in, and they tried. They failed.

      January 15, 2014

  • Donna N.

    Good discussion as usual, but I'm very glad we made plans to keep the group going!

    1 · January 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good so far...as discussed at meeting, those of us who haven't finished it are going to work on it and discuss in next meeting.

    January 14, 2014

  • Barrywhy

    The location we discussed is
    Paradise Bakery Cafe
    1125 E Glendale Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85020

    1 · January 14, 2014

  • tom k.

    have basketball game that night,but am enjoying reading the count of mc. Will catch up to all soon with much great lit to talk about.

    January 10, 2014

  • Nancy L.

    January 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just realized that I have another event this night. Hopefully, I'll see you all at the next meeting.

    December 23, 2013

  • Nancy L.

    Don't be afraid of the page count! This one's a fun read.

    December 11, 2013

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