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The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

Postby Machupicchu14 » 06 Aug 2017, 17:26

Hi!
Went back all the eight pages this topic consists of, and couldn't find dedicated to what I believe, in my opinion, to be the best book ever written in the history of literature: The Count of Montecristo (No doubt about that) :wink:
Well, so today, after a five day enjoyment in France and at times in Italy, along with one of the best known characters, I finally ended this brilliant, and breathtaking book. (Finally is not exactly a good word, because I regret having finished reading it). I don't have enough words to describe this masterpiece, because that's the only word I can use, nor the character of out hero, Edmond Dantes. I highly esteemed Alexandre Dumas after reading the Three Musketeers and the Man in the Iron Mask, but right now, I most profoundly admire him, I can even venture to say, I consider him a complete genius.
Every minute, every word, every chapter of this magnificent novel has enchanted me, under the spell of that person who becomes addicted to something and cannot stop 'reading'. What I like about this book is that it hooks you from the first moment, and putting down the book became an almost impossible task afterwards. And yes, I can say I enjoyed every minute of it. It's just a truly AMAZING book.
Has any of you read it? And if so, what were your thoughts on it?
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Re: The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

Postby Eddie Muir » 06 Aug 2017, 20:17

A great book indeed, María Esther. :D I read it as a young teenager and loved it. Many film versions have been made over the years. I've seen quite a few of them and thoroughly enjoyed all the adaptations I've seen.
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Re: The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

Postby Machupicchu14 » 30 Aug 2017, 13:37

Eddie, I tried watching the 1975 adaptation of the Count of Monte Cristo, but to be honest I could not finish it. Richard Chamberlain was definitely amazing as Edmond Dantes, but the plot has nothing to do with the actual book. I really found it disappointing. Are there any other versions you would recommend?
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Re: The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

Postby Eddie Muir » 30 Aug 2017, 17:49

The 2002 version starring Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce and Richard Harris is the last one I saw and it was very good, María Esther. I think you would enjoy this adaptation.
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Re: The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

Postby Wolfgang » 31 Aug 2017, 06:10

There's a four-parter with Gérard Depardieu playing Edmond Dantès. I haven't seen it, but according to a Wikipedia article it's quite close to the novel.
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