The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

by

Alexandre Dumas

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The former inspector of prisons in France, and now a leading charitable figure in the country. Danglars tries to swindle Boville when Danglars is nearly bankrupt, but the scheme fails, Danglars is caught by Luigi Vampa (with help from the Count), and Boville’s money is restored to him and his charity.
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Boville Character Timeline in The Count of Monte Cristo

The timeline below shows where the character Boville appears in The Count of Monte Cristo. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 14 – The Raving Prisoner and the Mad One
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The Governor of Prisons visits the Chateau D’If one year after the Second Restoration, about seventeen months... (full context)
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When the Governor meets with Dantes, he initially wants to ask only about the conditions of the prison.... (full context)
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When the Governor and the wardens visit the Abbe Faria, the Abbe tells them, as the wardens had... (full context)
Chapter 28 – The Prison Register
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This inspector, a M. de Boville, meets with the envoy of Thomson and French later that day. As the envoy appears... (full context)
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De Boville, it is revealed, was the very same inspector of prisons who visited Dantes and Faria... (full context)
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De Boville reports that, after Faria died, the dangerous Dantes must have had himself sewn into the... (full context)
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...his “payment” for buying the 200,000 francs of debt, the envoy is able, at de Boville’s leave, to peruse the official prison registers for the Abbe Faria and (although de Boville... (full context)
Chapter 104 – The Signature of Baron Danglars
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...Count heads to the Bank of France with these receipts, the Baron is met by Boville, the former inspector of prisons, who is collecting money for a charity hospice. (full context)
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...cover his debts. He is, in fact, bankrupt. The Count of course knows this, but Boville does not yet, and so the Baron tries to maintain his composure with him during... (full context)
Chapter 116 – The Pardon
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...million francs “paid out” to the bandits have been given to the hospice account of Boville, from which Danglars first drew them under criminal circumstances in Rome. (full context)