The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

Baroness Hermine Danglars Character Analysis

Married to the Baron Danglars, Hermine Danglars once had an affair with Villefort that resulted in the birth of a child, Benedetto (now called Andrea Cavalcanti). Hermine, later, has an affair with the younger society lad, Lucien Debray, and leaves the Danglars home to live a life of quiet solitude that is a mirror of Mercedes’ new, quiet life in Marseille.

Baroness Hermine Danglars Quotes in The Count of Monte Cristo

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Chapter 99 Quotes

But in the end, since I myself failed and was found wanting—more profoundly perhaps than other men; well, since that time I have shaken out their clothes to discover a blemish, and I have always found it; I will say more: I have found it with joy, this evidence of human weakness and perversity.

Related Characters: M. de Villefort (speaker), Baroness Hermine Danglars
Page Number: 1077
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Baroness Hermine Danglars Character Timeline in The Count of Monte Cristo

The timeline below shows where the character Baroness Hermine Danglars appears in The Count of Monte Cristo. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 39 – The Guests
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...accommodations in a bachelor’s apartment behind the main house. Albert receives an invitation from a Mme Danglars , to which he is slow to respond. After describing Albert’s rich habitation at length,... (full context)
Chapter 46 – Unlimited Credit
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...the Count to come into another room in the house to meet his wife, the Baroness Danglars. (full context)
Chapter 47 – The Dapple-Greys
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Danglars introduces the Count to his wife, Madame Danglars (also known as Hermine), and to Lucien Debray, whom the Count already met at Albert de Morcerf’s breakfast. Lucien... (full context)
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Hermine reports that, that morning, she learned from her footman that someone had purchased her two... (full context)
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...meet Danglars and his wife, and later that day he sends back the horses to Hermine, without charge, along with diamonds sewn into their harnesses—again embarrassing Danglars. (full context)
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...out from the back of a barouche, driven by the very same dapple-grey horses of Hermine’s. Ali, with his whip, manages to trip up the dapple greys without harming them, and... (full context)
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...admits that she has heard a great deal about the Count from her close friend Hermine, who was dazzled by him. The Count replies that Ali was only doing what he... (full context)
Chapter 53 – Robert Le Diable
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...dialogue. All the members of Parisian society so far described in the novel are present: Baroness Danglars, who is revealed to be having an affair with Lucien Debray; Hermine and the... (full context)
Chapter 62 – Ghosts
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...sees that Lucien Debray, Chateau-Renaud, the Baron Danglars (angry from his losses on the market), Hermine Danglars, Villefort and Heloise, and Major and Andrea Cavalcanti arrive. (full context)
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...these characters intertwine with the servant’s story of a Corsican vendetta. Bertuccio, shocked, sees that Hermine Danglars, the Baron’s wife, is in fact the woman with whom Villefort was having an... (full context)
Chapter 63 – Dinner
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...when he shows them a room in which, he avers, a crime has been committed, Madame Danglars swoons and Villefort rises to comfort her. (full context)
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Villefort and Debray (Madame Danglars’ lover) wonder if maybe the Baroness has had too much wine with dinner, or if the Count’s ominous tone for the... (full context)
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...a he can, the Count notices, and the narrator relates, that he whispers into the Baroness’s ear that he’d like to speak with her as soon as he can. The Baroness,... (full context)
Chapter 65 – A Domestic Scene
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The narrator turns to the Danglars’ home, where Lucien Debray visits the Baroness, asking what is on her mind after the events at Auteuil earlier that day. The... (full context)
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The Baron then has a private conversation with Hermine in her chambers. He reveals that he has long known about her affair with Lucien,... (full context)
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...his financial matters, and that if this should continue, he will ask Lucien and the Baroness to pay him back whatever amount of his own money is lost—that, in other words,... (full context)
Chapter 67 – The Crown Prosecutor’s Office
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Baroness Danglars visits Villefort at his offices, coming in incognito so as to avoid the attention... (full context)
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Villefort reveals that, when Bertuccio stabbed him, he crawled inside to the Baroness, able to survive the wound. After his convalescence in the south, Villefort tells the Baroness,... (full context)
Chapter 76 – The Progress of the Younger Cavalcanti
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...has kept losing money of late, and he seems embarrassed at his recent financial setbacks. Mme Danglars tells the Count that Franz has broken off his engagement with Valentine, though Danglars does... (full context)
Chapter 93 – Valentine
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...has decided that finally she and Noirtier will move out together into their own quarters. Mme Danglars and Eugenie visit Mme de Villefort to announce that Eugenie will be marrying Andrea Cavalcanti,... (full context)
Chapter 99 – The Law
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The Baroness Danglars, unsure what to do with herself and believing that Eugenie and Danglars are both... (full context)
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Nevertheless, the Baroness pleads her case on behalf of Benedetto, saying that, if he is a murderer, he... (full context)
Chapter 106 – The Share-Out
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...and Lucien Debray have used as a hideout, the two of them discuss the former Baroness’s current financial situation. Lucien reveals that what the Baron had long suspected is in fact... (full context)
Chapter 110 – The Indictment
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Villefort becomes extremely pale and a cry goes up from the audience, where the Baroness Danglars has been watching the events unfold. The judges pause and ask if Benedetto can... (full context)