This is the post I do every Friday, which I post a first line of a book, which generally has a connection to a date close to when it is posted. In addition the book is usually one that I have read or is on my TBR.

 

So here goes:-

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, pére

 

“On the 24th of February, 1815, the look–out at Notre–Dame de la Garde signalled the three–master, the Pharaon from Smyrna, Trieste, and Naples. ”

 

I decided to do Alexander Dumas, Pere, (pere is the English equivalent to senior) today the 24th, July is the 218th anniversary, of his birth. Alexander, Dumas was farther, General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie,was born to a French nobleman and a Black Slave.

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Alexander Dumas

This first line is from the Count of Monte Cristo, which was completed in 1844 and is one of his most famous of works along with, The man in the Iron Mask and The Three Musketeers novels.

 

Synopsis

On the day of his wedding Edmond Dantès, first mate of the Pharaon, is falsely accused of treason, arrested, and imprisoned without trial in an island fortress off Marseille. A fellow prisoner, Abbé Faria, correctly deduces that his jealous rival Fernand Mondego, envious crewmate Danglars, and double-dealing magistrate De Villefort turned him in. Faria inspires his escape and guides him to a fortune in treasure. As the powerful and mysterious Count of Monte Cristo, he arrives in the  Parisian world of the 1830s, to avenge himself on the men who conspired to destroy him.

 

History with Book

Although I have not read this book it is still on my TBR, to read when I am in the mood for a see based thriller.

 

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Title
The Count of Monte Cristo

Writer
Alexander Dumas

Published
1844

 

 

 

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