The Count of Monte Cristo
by Alexandre Dumas Year Published: Challenging
Edmund Dantes has everything. He is about to be promoted to the captain of a ship, and he is about to marry his fiance, Mercedes. Then, all that is taken away from him. He is betrayed by his friends and a selfish prosecutor and sent to life in the Chateau D'If prison. Fourteen years later, he plans and executes an escape, claims a forgotten treasure, and assumes a new identity as the Count of Monte Cristo. He uses his wealth to help those who were good to him and seeks a sinister revenge upon everyone else. This is my favorite book. Though it is very long, I find it easy to read because the language is clear and the story is beautifully written. (recommended by Nate)Note: This book is available in our Library.