The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

Edmond Dantes (The Count of Monte Cristo, the Abbe Busoni, the Envoy, Lord Wilmore, Sinbad the Sailor) Character Analysis

Edmond Dantes, the novel’s protagonist, is a French sailor who is wrongfully imprisoned at age 19, escapes, and then spends his life getting meticulous revenge on the men who wronged him. He is fiercely loyal, and—as his elaborate plans show—quite capable and intelligent. At the novel’s start, Dantes is poised for a glorious life as a future captain-at-sea and husband to the beautiful Mercedes. But Dantes’s life is changed entirely when a group of jealous men (Danglars, Fernand, Caderousse, and Villefort) hatch a plot to imprison him unjustly. Dantes lives in a dungeon for fourteen years, befriending the Abbe Faria (who provides an education to substitute his lack of formal schooling). When Dantes escapes, he recovers the Abbe’s much-spoken-about fortune on the island of Monte Cristo. Dantes devotes his life after prison to vengeance against those who plotted against him, which marks a shift in his character: while he was openhearted and generous at the beginning of the novel, prison has embittered him, making him prioritize vengeance over love. Eventually, Dantes becomes so consumed by revenge that he can hardly distinguish between those who have wronged him and those who are innocent bystanders. After ruining the lives of his enemies and developing a chaste friendship with Mercedes, however, the Count undergoes another shift. Realizing that he is more fulfilled by love than vengeance, he becomes betrothed to his former “slave” Haydee and bequeaths his fortune to Maximilien Morrel, son of his former shipping boss, and to Valentine, the daughter of Villefort.

Edmond Dantes (The Count of Monte Cristo, the Abbe Busoni, the Envoy, Lord Wilmore, Sinbad the Sailor) Quotes in The Count of Monte Cristo

The The Count of Monte Cristo quotes below are all either spoken by Edmond Dantes (The Count of Monte Cristo, the Abbe Busoni, the Envoy, Lord Wilmore, Sinbad the Sailor) or refer to Edmond Dantes (The Count of Monte Cristo, the Abbe Busoni, the Envoy, Lord Wilmore, Sinbad the Sailor). For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Chapter 2 Quotes

Come, now ... I have a better opinion than you of women in general, and Mercedes in particular, and I am persuaded that, whether I were a captain or not, she would remain faithful to me.

Page Number: 21
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Chapter 16 Quotes

Finally, do you realize that I thought my labors were at an end, that I felt I had just enough strength to complete the task, and that God has now not only set back my goal but removed it, I know not where? Oh, let me tell you, and repeat it: I shall not take another step to try and regain my freedom, since God’s will is for me to have lost it for ever.

Page Number: 152
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Chapter 17 Quotes

I regret having helped you in your investigation and said what I did to you ...

Why is that?

Because I have insinuated a feeling into your heart that was not previously there: the desire for revenge ...

Let us change the subject.

Page Number: 168
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Chapter 20 Quotes

Die! No, no! It was not worth living so long, and suffering so much, to die now. Death was welcome previously, when I made a resolution to meet it ... But now it would truly be conceding too much to my miserable fate. No, I want to live, I want to struggle to the end.

Page Number: 197
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Chapter 24 Quotes

Then he began to count his fortune. There were a thousand gold ingots, each of two or three pounds. Next to these, he piled 25,000 gold ecus, each worth perhaps twenty-four francs in today’s money ... Finally, he measured ten times the capacity of his joined hands in pearls, precious stones and diamonds ...

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Page Number: 235
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Chapter 27 Quotes

Monsieur ... they had both made me drink until I was almost senseless. Everything was blurred. I protested as much as a man can in such a state, but they assured me it was a joke they were playing and that nothing would come of it.

Page Number: 258
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Chapter 30 Quotes

And now ... farewell, goodness, humanity, gratitude ... Farewell all those feelings that nourish and illuminate the heart! I have taken the place of Providence to reward the good; now let the avenging God make way for me to punish the wrongdoer!

Page Number: 300
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Chapter 43 Quotes

Come away, Monsieur! Come away, I beg you. You are on the very spot!

What spot is that?

The spot where he fell.

Page Number: 489
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Chapter 48 Quotes

But everything that you know, with respect to the French legal system, I know, not only with respect to that, but also to the laws of every country: the laws of the English, the Turks, the Japanese and the Hindus are as familiar to me as those of the French ... relative to all that I have done, you have very little to do, and relative to what I have learned, you still have very much to learn.

Page Number: 552
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Chapter 52 Quotes

A drop of that elixir sufficed to bring the child back to life when he was dying, but three drops would have driven the blood into his lungs in such a way as to give him palpitations of the heart. Six would have interrupted his breathing and caused him a much more serious fit than the one he was already suffering. Ten would have killed him.

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Page Number: 595
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Chapter 62 Quotes

You mean, I didn’t kill him?

Come, come ...

But he isn’t dead?

No, he isn’t, as you can very well see. Instead of striking him between the sixth and seventh left rib, as your compatriots usually do, you must have struck higher or lower; and these lawyers, you know, are not easy to kill off.

Page Number: 694
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Chapter 71 Quotes

How can you live like that, with nothing attaching you to life?

It is not my fault, Madame. In Malta I loved a girl and was going to marry her, when the war came and swept me away from her like a whirlwind. I thought that she loved me enough to wait for me, even to remain faithful to my tomb. When I came back, she was married.

Page Number: 772
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Chapter 77 Quotes

I was taken to the bazaar. A rich Armenian bought me, educated me, gave me teachers and, when I was thirteen, sold me to Sultan Mahmoud.

And from him, I bought her, as I told you, Albert, for that stone equal to the one in which I keep my lozenges of hashish.

Oh, my lord, how good and great you are ... How fortunate I am to belong to you!

Page Number: 861
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Chapter 83 Quotes

Oh, God. Oh, God, forgive me for denying You. You do indeed exist, You are the father of men in heaven and their judge on earth. Oh, my Lord, I have long mistaken You! My Lord God, forgive me! My god, my Lord, receive my soul!

Page Number: 931-2
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Chapter 89 Quotes

What would you say if you knew the extent of the sacrifice I am making for you? Suppose that the Lord God, after creating the world, after fertilizing the void, had stopped one-third of the way through His creation to spare an angel the tears that our crimes would one day bring to His immortal eyes. Suppose that ... God had extinguished the sun and with His foot dashed the world into eternal night ...

Page Number: 985-6
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Chapter 117 Quotes

Yes, he is gone. Farewell, my friend! Farewell, my sister!

Who knows if we shall ever see them again?

My dearest ... has the Count not just told us that all human wisdom was contained in these two words – ‘wait’ and ‘hope’?

Page Number: 1243
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Edmond Dantes (The Count of Monte Cristo, the Abbe Busoni, the Envoy, Lord Wilmore, Sinbad the Sailor) Character Timeline in The Count of Monte Cristo

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Chapter 1 – Marseille – Arrival
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...has gone wrong during the voyage from Smyrna. The young man, who is identified as Dantes, announces that the captain of the ship, named Leclere, has died of a fever during... (full context)
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Dantes welcomes Morrel aboard the ship and readies it for “mooring and mourning.” Morrel meets with... (full context)
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Dantes also mentions to Morrel and Danglars that he caught sight of, and spoke to, Napoleon... (full context)
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Morrel calls Dantes back over to finally discharge him of his present duties on the ship. Morrel asks... (full context)
Chapter 2 – Father and Son
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Dantes climbs up to his father’s cramped, dilapidated apartment, to find him there tending to his... (full context)
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At this, Caderousse enters the small apartment and pretends to be kind to Dantes’ father and Dantes, as though his lending of money to them was a great favor.... (full context)
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As an uneasy Dantes leaves to find Mercedes, Caderousse leaves Dantes’ father and heads downstairs where Danglars has been... (full context)
Chapter 3 – Les Catalans
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...the hundredth time,” that she will not marry him because she is engaged to someone else—Dantes. Mercedes is poor and must live on charity after the death of her parents, but... (full context)
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At this, Dantes comes upon Mercedes and Fernand.  Not seeing Fernand at first, Dantes embraces Mercedes, and she,... (full context)
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...Caderousse, who is noticeably intoxicated. Caderousse prods at Fernand the way he had prodded at Dantes just before, telling Fernand that Dantes will be named captain of the Pharaon soon and... (full context)
Chapter 4 – The Plot
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Danglars does not immediately reveal to Fernand that he has a plan to punish Dantes and keep him away from the captaincy. Danglars instead pretends that he is going to... (full context)
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Caderousse, for his part, seems to want to get back at Dantes, too—ostensibly for his “pride” since he rose so quickly to captain. But in his drunkenness... (full context)
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...to Fernand, and to the half-asleep Caderousse, that he is drafting an anonymous indictment of Dantes, alleging that Dantes is carrying with him to Paris a letter from Napoleon in exile... (full context)
Chapter 5 – The Betrothal
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The next day, Dantes and Mercedes prepare for the feast of their betrothal. They walk to a banquet hall... (full context)
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Caderousse tells Danglars, in an aside, that it’s a “good thing” they didn’t “trick” Dantes as they were drunkenly planning yesterday. Danglars pretends that he did nothing to further the... (full context)
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The police arrest Dantes, though they do not say for what crime. Caderousse turns to Danglars and, in an... (full context)
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...the crown prosecutor. Morrel finds Danglars later that day and asks him if he believes Dantes to be a sympathizer with Bonaparte. Danglars lies and says that he has his suspicions... (full context)
Chapter 6 – The Deputy Crown Prosecutor
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...the feast, interrupting the conversation, and hands Villefort a copy of the denunciation letter against Dantes. The messenger tells Villefort that, since the head crown prosecutor is away, Villefort is in... (full context)
Chapter 7 – The Interrogation
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...that he is a committed Royalist. Before he enters his drawing room to speak to Dantes, Villefort encounters Morrel, who has come to his house to defend Dantes. Villefort, however, is... (full context)
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Villefort is struck by Dantes’ apparent intelligence, which he sees in the young man’s eyes. Dantes identifies himself as being... (full context)
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Villefort, however, does not free Dantes right away, but instead asks him his version of the events on the ship. Dantes... (full context)
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...this revelation, as Noirtier is his own father, though Villefort says nothing of this to Dantes. Any letter from Napoleon to his father would link his father to the Bonapartist side... (full context)
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...reading the letter, Villefort says that some serious evidence might be found within it against Dantes’ case. And so Villefort throws the letter in the fire and tells Dantes that he... (full context)
Chapter 8 – The Chateau D’If
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Gendarmes move Dantes to a small jail on the mainland, where Dantes expects, per Villefort’s word, that he... (full context)
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After they row out into the port’s waters a fair distance, Dantes begs them to tell him what’s going on, since he thought that he was going... (full context)
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Dantes barely eats or sleeps for a night and a day, and when the prison warden... (full context)
Chapter 9 – The Evening of the Betrothal
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...brief chapter, the narrator reviews the activities of the various characters on the night that Dantes is being shipped to the Chateau D’If. Villefort goes back to the Saint-Merans, where he... (full context)
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...her aside, telling her that her beloved is a “traitor” to the country and that Dantes’ case is out of his hands. In private, Villefort has a crisis of conscience: he... (full context)
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Morrel, the narrator says, still believes that Dantes is innocent, but because the rumor is out that Dantes is a Bonapartist sympathizer, no... (full context)
Chapter 10 – The Little Cabinet in the Tuileries
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...Bonapartist plot to wrest back power for Napoleon. Villefort makes it seem that, in putting Dantes in prison, he has helped to quell this plot. Louis seems delighted by this news,... (full context)
Chapter 12 – Father and Son
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...which his father is a part. Villefort tells Noirtier that, by burning the letter from Dantes, he has saved Noirtier’s life. Noirtier, for his part, is convinced that Napoleon’s return to... (full context)
Chapter 13 – The Hundred Days
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...his office, and Villefort pretends not to have remembered the imprisonment of the man named Dantes, even though Villefort knows all too well that Dantes is in the Chateau D’If, a... (full context)
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...is overjoyed to hear this. Villefort does indeed write a letter before Morrel, saying that Dantes was one of Bonaparte’s greatest and most influential supporters, and that, as a loyal subject... (full context)
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...to the core, are allowed back into society. Danglars, afraid during the Hundred Days that Dantes would return, asks Morrel to be shipped to Spain. Fernand signs up for Napoleon’s army... (full context)
Chapter 14 – The Raving Prisoner and the Mad One
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...Prisons visits the Chateau D’If one year after the Second Restoration, about seventeen months after Dantes’ initial imprisonment. On his tour of the building, this Governor asks, finally, to see the... (full context)
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When the Governor meets with Dantes, he initially wants to ask only about the conditions of the prison. But Dantes insists... (full context)
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...his treasure as entirely illusory. When the Governor returns upstairs, he sees Villefort’s note that Dantes is an “extremely dangerous” Bonapartist sympathizer and thus decides to leave him in prison. When... (full context)
Chapter 15 – Number 34 and Number 17
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The narrator describes the various states into which Dantes falls during his time in D’If. He has periods where he is angry, where he... (full context)
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...years in the prison, when he is on the verge of death from self-inflicted starvation, Dantes hears a faint scratching sound coming from a wall in his cell. He wonders whether... (full context)
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Dantes begins nursing himself back to health, first by eating the food that has been brought... (full context)
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On seeing the beam, Dantes shouts aloud to God, cursing that it should be placed in his path. He hears,... (full context)
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Faria is initially distrustful of Dantes, but Dantes tells him that he will be his friend, and even that he will... (full context)
Chapter 16 – An Italian Scholar
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The Abbe speaks to Dantes, who for some time is so overwhelmed by the presence of another person in his... (full context)
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Dantes asks whether the Abbe wouldn’t be willing to dig another tunnel together to the outside—then... (full context)
Chapter 17 – The Abbe’s Cell
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The Abbe demonstrates for Dantes some of the wonders in his cell. These include a functioning sundial; his “great work”... (full context)
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After Dantes tells his tale, the Abbe wonders aloud who might have had a grudge against Dantes,... (full context)
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...and Villefort’s relationship, for he knows that they are father and son, thus revealing for Dantes that Villefort, far from protecting him, actually condemned him to a life of imprisonment to... (full context)
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...Abbe reveals that he is still thinking of plans for escape, even though he’s told Dantes that he would be unwilling to kill the sentry outside in order to make the... (full context)
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Dantes is awed by the simplicity of the plan and he tells the Abbe he is... (full context)
Chapter 18 – The Treasure
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Dantes returns to the Abbe’s cell the next day, and Faria begins to tell him of... (full context)
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The Abbe tells Dantes a long story about the history of this treasure. As a younger man, the Abbe... (full context)
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The Abbe finishes his story by noting that, as he was moving the last Count of Spada’s items away from Rome, he by chance came upon the breviary again, and... (full context)
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Dantes is flabbergasted by this news and begins to believe that the Abbe might in fact... (full context)
Chapter 19 – The Third Seizure
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As he is describing his fortune of 13 or 14 million francs to Dantes, the Abbe comes to believe that the young man could do enormous good with such... (full context)
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Dantes and the Abbe continue to pass the time together, although the Abbe insists that in... (full context)
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One morning, Dantes awakens to the Abbe’s cries and realizes that he is undergoing his third seizure. He... (full context)
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The Abbe undergoes his third and final seizure, with Dantes by his side, and though Dantes does administer the potion, it does very little. After... (full context)
Chapter 20 – The Graveyard of the Chateau D’If
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Dantes mourns his friend and worries that he will succumb to suicide, as he almost did... (full context)
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The two gravediggers come in and carry Dantes out of the Abbe’s cell in the shroud. Dantes wonders where they are headed, and... (full context)
Chapter 21 – The Island of Tiboulen
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In a flash, in the water, Dantes manages to cut his way out of the sack with his knife, and then to... (full context)
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Dantes understands that he cannot stay on the island long, but he hides under a rock,... (full context)
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Although Dantes nearly drowns while back in the water, he manages to tread water on the flotsam... (full context)
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...indicating that a prisoner has escaped. The captain of the small ship looks again at Dantes, who maintains his cool perfectly. The captain thinks to himself that either Dantes really is... (full context)
Chapter 22 – The Smugglers
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Dantes keeps up his ruse on the small ship, which is called the Jeune-Amelie, and tells... (full context)
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Dantes realizes quickly that the Jeune-Amelie is a ship for smugglers, and after they leave Leghorn,... (full context)
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Dantes continues in his work for the captain of the Jeune-Amelie for three months. Back in... (full context)
Chapter 23 – The Island of Monte Cristo
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Dantes is so excited about the impending visit to Monte Cristo that he can’t sleep the... (full context)
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Dantes shoots and kills a wild goat and tells Jacopo to take it back to the... (full context)
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The narrator shifts to the perspective of the Monte Cristo smugglers, who see Dantes jumping from rock to rock, headed back toward them. Dantes, from their perspective, falls off... (full context)
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Dantes tells the sailors and the ship’s captain, who is named Captain Baldi, that he wishes... (full context)
Chapter 24 – Dazzled
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Dantes climbs back up to the circular, heavy rock he saw the previous day and notes... (full context)
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Dantes pries open the lid and finds a staircase, but he notes that, despite this evidence... (full context)
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Dantes continues his work. He peers into, and then enters, the first chamber of the cave... (full context)
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Dantes runs about the island as the daylight falls, rejoicing, wondering if he is in fact... (full context)
Chapter 25 – The Stranger
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Dantes wakes up the next morning with a set of plans in mind. He knows he... (full context)
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Dantes sails with the Jeune-Amelie to Leghorn, where he puts in, having now completed his three-month... (full context)
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After he finds and outfits the boat and crew, Dantes dispatches Jacopo to sail to Marseille and report on the presence of his father and... (full context)
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Dantes lands at Monte Cristo and, having anchored the vessel (in which the shipbuilders have constructed... (full context)
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As he approaches the port there, Dantes worries that he will be taken for the criminal Dantes and put back into the... (full context)
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Dantes mounts the stairs to his father’s old two-room apartment, and he finds a surprised, poor... (full context)
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Dantes then heads to Les Catalans and asks after Fernand and Mercedes. No one has heard... (full context)
Chapter 26 – At the Sign of the Pont du Gard
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...government, like the former Abbe Faria), but his named is not provided. When the Abbe (Dantes) stops and speaks with Caderousse, he requests wine for refreshment, and the two begin a... (full context)
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The mysterious Abbe then asks Caderousse if he knew young Dantes, and the Abbe admits that he once, briefly, envied the younger Dantes for his “good... (full context)
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The Abbe says that he has a diamond from Dantes (which Dantes himself received in prison, from a fellow inmate, a rich Englishman) to be... (full context)
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...he is about to report, Danglars and Fernand were really no friends at all to Dantes. La Carconte, still sitting on the steps and listening, is torn: on the one hand,... (full context)
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Finally, however, Caderousse agrees to tell the Abbe the whole story of how Dantes landed in prison, convinced more by the idea of a full share of the 50,000-franc... (full context)
Chapter 27 – Caderousse’s Story
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...destroy him and La Carconte. The Abbe agrees. Caderousse begins by describing what happened to Dantes’ father: after Dantes’ arrest, his father returned to his apartment and refused to leave it,... (full context)
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...Caderousse goes on to describe the fortunes of Fernand and Danglars, who defrauded and imprisoned Dantes out of jealousy, for his fiancee and for his position as captain, respectively. The Abbe... (full context)
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...admits to the Abbe to being a coward in the face of false accusations against Dantes—to standing “idly by,” as the Abbe eventually puts it—but he claims that he has felt... (full context)
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Caderousse reports that Danglars went swiftly to Spain after Dantes’ imprisonment, invested money in companies supplying the French army, and, through shrewd handling of those... (full context)
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...and then foreign armies, he began wooing her all the more concertedly, telling her that Dantes was dead and never to return. After the death of Old Dantes, Mercedes finally did... (full context)
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...never friends, but that he expects Villefort, like Danglars and Fernand, has found fortune from Dantes’ misfortune. Having heard enough, the Abbe hands over the entire diamond to Caderousse, who can... (full context)
Chapter 28 – The Prison Register
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A new character, an envoy from the English firm of Thomson and French, arrives in Marseille dressed as a banker,... (full context)
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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 already to know, de... (full context)
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De Boville, it is revealed, was the very same inspector of prisons who visited Dantes and Faria in 1817 and who promised to look up Dantes’ case, finding only Villefort’s... (full context)
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De Boville reports that, after Faria died, the dangerous Dantes must have had himself sewn into the man’s shroud, as was discovered later by the... (full context)
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As part of 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... (full context)
Chapter 29 – Morrel and Company
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...named Emmanuel, who has stayed in part because he wishes to marry Morrel’s daughter. The envoy from Thomson and French, fresh from his time spent with the inspector of prisons, arrives... (full context)
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When he is brought into Morrel’s study, the envoy doesn’t seem to recognize Morrel; Morrel has aged greatly in 14 years due to serious... (full context)
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Julie announces to her father, still in the presence of the envoy, that the Pharaon has been caught in a horrible storm. The contents of that ship... (full context)
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It is now only the envoy and Morrel again in his office. The envoy reveals to Morrel that Thomson and French... (full context)
Chapter 30 – September the Fifth
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...owner of this ship might be. And no one has heard, since June, from the envoy of Thomson and French, who has disappeared as quickly as he arrived in Marseille. (full context)
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...and detached. On Sept. 5th, Julie receives from a strange Roman emissary a letter from Sinbad the Sailor—just as the envoy of Thomson and French had told her she would. In... (full context)
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...Morrel has been waiting with his pistols. Julie announces that, in the apartment of Old Dantes, she has found (in the same bag Morrel once filled with some money to pay... (full context)
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At this, a mysterious figure—Sinbad the Sailor—calls to Jacopo, his first mate, and pulls silently out of the port at... (full context)
Chapter 31 – Italy – Sinbad the Sailor 
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...smugglers, who, Gaetano notes, are traveling as part of the crew of a man named Sinbad the Sailor. (full context)
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The sailors of Sinbad’s crew ask Franz if, as a tourist, he might not be interested in some of... (full context)
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Franz cannot believe his eyes, and he and Sinbad have a sumptuous and delicious meal, which Franz repeatedly says must be taken from one... (full context)
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...to remark with wonder at the furnishings around him and the delicacy of the food, Sinbad offers Franz a delicious “sweetmeat” which he reveals to be hashish, and which Sinbad takes... (full context)
Chapter 32 – Awakening
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...island of Monte Cristo. He remembers, slowly, the night before: his meeting with the mysterious Sinbad the Sailor; his sumptuous meal in the Sailor’s cave, to which he was taken under... (full context)
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Franz tries twice to find the entrance to Sinbad’s magical cave, but he cannot. Gaetano tells Franz that he, too, tried to find this... (full context)
Chapter 33 – Roman Bandits
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...that she would indeed like those gowns. That night, there is a fire in the Count’s mansion, and later, Vampa reveals that he has rescued the Count’s daughter from the fire... (full context)
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...pains, Vampa refuses, offering the man his hand-carved dagger instead. The man introduces himself as Sinbad the Sailor—at this, Franz, still listening to Pastrini’s story, jumps up, for he remembers the... (full context)
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Pastrini continues in his story. When Vampa returns from having spoken to the man called Sinbad the Sailor, he sees that Teresa has been spirited away by Cucumetto, having returned to... (full context)
Chapter 34 – An Apparition
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...He overhears a conversation, in the shadows, between a man he later believes to be Sinbad the Sailor, and another he cannot identify. The two men discuss how they will bring... (full context)
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...bachelor. In the theater, Franz and Albert catch the eyes of a woman named the Countess G, whom Franz knows from Paris, and who was rumored to have been Lord Byron’s... (full context)
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When Franz and Albert wake up the next day, they learn from Pastrini that the Count of Monte Cristo, rumored to be their neighbor in the hotel, would like to offer... (full context)
Chapter 35 – La Mazzolata
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Albert and Franz have a pleasant conversation with the Count, in which he offers them more favors for Carnival, including seats at the execution and... (full context)
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After the Count takes the two men outside for a ride to see Rome and pick up the... (full context)
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The Count asks Franz and Albert to pay attention as the other man, a bandit named Andreas,... (full context)
Chapter 36 – The Carnival in Rome
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...in Rome, as part of Carnival. They spend their days in costume and in the Count’s carriage—he claims to have to attend to business in another town during the Carnival—and during... (full context)
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Meanwhile, Franz sees Countess G at night in the theaters. Each time they meet, they discuss the Count of... (full context)
Chapter 37 – The Catacombs of Saint Sebastian
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Franz goes to a party hosted by a Duke that evening, at which Countess G and other Roman luminaries are present. There, some of the other guests become worried... (full context)
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...between them do not have enough money to pay the ransom. Franz calls on the Count of Monte Cristo, who is home in his neighboring apartment, and who says he will... (full context)
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The Count, Peppino, and Franz head to the Catacombs of San Sebastian, where Albert is being kept... (full context)
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...his impending demise—he tells Franz he has been having a dream about dancing with the Countess G at the ball at the Duke’s home. The Count arranges for Albert to be... (full context)
Chapter 38 – The Rendez-Vous
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Albert and Franz go to the Count the next day, as Albert insists on thanking him again for his kindness of the... (full context)
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...Albert asks Franz in private why he seems not to like or to trust the Count. Franz, who has only hinted at his dislike before, tells his friend about the night... (full context)
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To this Albert replies that the Count never asked where his (Albert’s, or Franz’s) money and wealth have come from; he accepts... (full context)
Chapter 39 – The Guests
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...that day, though they do not yet know that they will also be meeting the Count of Monte Cristo. Arriving in turn are Lucien Debray, a diplomat; M. Beauchamp, a journalist;... (full context)
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...life is indebted to someone else’s. At this, he announces to the group that the Count of Monte Cristo, his friend from Rome, will be joining them for breakfast. Albert tells... (full context)
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The Count recognizes M. Morrel but betrays only the slightest hint of blushing at the young man’s... (full context)
Chapter 40 – Breakfast
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The Count continues telling his fantastical tales, including that he takes self-prepared pills of hashish and opium... (full context)
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...of the most prominent bankers in Paris, and says that her name is Eugenie. The Count seems both delighted and somewhat startled by this information, though he recovers himself and says... (full context)
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Albert asks where the Count is staying in Paris, and he replies, to the group’s astonishment, that his Nubian servant,... (full context)
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...group, one by one, going about their business for the day and floored by the Count’s exotic stories, enormous wealth, and impulsive decision-making, as in a day he has established himself... (full context)
Chapter 41 – The Introduction
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Albert shows the Count personally around his lodgings, including his many curios and fine paintings; he is surprised that... (full context)
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They continue on their tour of the room, with the Count asking questions about the family’s herald and about where the family has come from initially.... (full context)
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...Parliament. The narrator notes that, in the extravagance of his praise for Fernand’s achievements, the Count would seem only to the most perceptive ear actually to be mocking his host. (full context)
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The Countess de Morcerf soon enters. Of course, she is Mercedes, whom the Count has not seen... (full context)
Chapter 42 – Monsieur Bertuccio
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...Bertuccio, his manservant. The notary is there to secure the signing and formalities for the Count’s country house, on the outskirts of Paris, in Auteuil. He finalizes the documents with the... (full context)
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The Count then goes into the other room to confirm, mysteriously, that this is indeed the exact... (full context)
Chapter 43 – The House at Auteuil
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...the way. After speaking to the steward of the house, who still lives there, the Count learns that the house used to be owned by the family of the Saint-Merans. Their... (full context)
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...of the Saint-Meran family, is a villain. Bertuccio explains that he was sent to the Count of Monte Cristo by an Abbe Busoni, who had previously heard part of his confession... (full context)
Chapter 44 – The Vendetta
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...turns out that this is the very same inn where the Abbe—revealed to be Abbe Busoni, also known as the Count of Monte Cristo—met with Caderousse (who is, of course, the... (full context)
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It turns out that Bertuccio hid in the hutch just after the Abbe Busoni left the house. He therefore recounts to Monte Cristo the scene just following the Abbe’s... (full context)
Chapter 45 – A Shower of Blood
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...with the double homicide, and that his only hope for an alibi is the Abbe Busoni—the man who, earlier in the day, gave the diamond to Caderousse. If Bertuccio can find... (full context)
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By some miracle, Busoni does manage to turn up at Bertuccio’s prison, where the interview takes place to which... (full context)
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...then escapes. Bertuccio tells Monte Cristo that he hopes Benedetto has died somewhere, but the Count insists, mysteriously, that Benedetto is still alive, ready to serve as God’s instrument of vengeance.... (full context)
Chapter 46 – Unlimited Credit
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...Danglars’ bank, supported by a letter from the Roman firm of Thomson and French. The Count observes that the Baron Danglars, in his coupe, is driving beautiful horses—at least as beautiful... (full context)
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The Count takes out letters demonstrating that two other banks, including the Rothschilds’ firm, have also offered... (full context)
Chapter 47 – The Dapple-Greys
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Danglars is once again embarrassed by the Count, who, since the morning, has taken every opportunity to imply that Danglars is nouveau riche,... (full context)
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But the Count’s plan is not finished. He heads to Auteuil with Ali and makes an additional arrangement:... (full context)
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Heloise says that they are indebted to the Count and to Ali for their help in saving them, and Heloise admits that she has... (full context)
Chapter 48 – Ideology
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The Count has a philosophical discussion with Villefort, who pays a rare visit—as the narrator notes, Villefort... (full context)
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Before Villefort leaves, the Count says that he believes everyone at court and everyone in Parisian society has something on... (full context)
Chapter 49 – Haydee
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In this brief chapter, the Count meets with Haydee, whom he has introduced previously as his slave. The chapter does little... (full context)
Chapter 50 – The Morrels
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In another brief chapter, the Count pays a visit to the small but loving home of Emmanuel and Julie, and of... (full context)
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...the agent from Thomson and French—the man who left the bag of money in Old Dantes’ home that paid off the family’s debts—whom they believe to be the same man as... (full context)
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The Count is then startled by Julie’s admission that Old Morrel believed the “real” agent of mercy... (full context)
Chapter 52 – Toxicology
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The Count pays another visit to the Madame de Villefort, Heloise. After Edouard interrupts them for a... (full context)
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Heloise seems enormously interested in this topic, and the Count notes that, in Eastern poisonings (as opposed to the theatrical poisonings of, say, the French... (full context)
Chapter 53 – Robert Le Diable
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...Hermine and the Baron’s daughter, Eugenie, whom Albert has been considering marrying; Morcerf and the Countess G, who has returned to Paris from Italy; and, eventually, the Count of Monte Cristo... (full context)
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Of note is the arrival of Fernand de Morcerf, who behaves toward the Count with his typical “icy” reserve. But when Haydee comes near and the Count introduces her—and... (full context)
Chapter 54 – Rise and Fall
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The Count invites Albert to come over and speak with him, and Albert reveals that he does... (full context)
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...Valentine de Villefort, is bored in Italy and will soon be returning to Paris. The Count’s servant Baptistin arrives in the room to announce that a man named Cavalcanti, the descendent... (full context)
Chapter 55 – Major Cavalcanti
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Major Cavalcanti, an older and somewhat confused man, arrives at the Count’s home and is brought inside by Baptistin the servant. Cavalcanti speaks to the Count but... (full context)
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...day. He says, too, that their marriage was not strictly legal, but that the Abbe Busoni has been able to find paperwork that, post facto, makes the marriage official, despite Olivia’s... (full context)
Chapter 56 – Andrea Cavalcanti
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The Count goes into the other room where he meets with a young man with blonde hair... (full context)
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...meet, but it is not so warm a greeting as might be supposed. When the Count ducks out for a moment, Andrea and the Major indicate what they each know: that... (full context)
Chapter 57 – The Alfalfa Field
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...once considered doing. Maximilien wonders aloud if perhaps “a friend” he has recently made, the Count of Monte Cristo, might be able to persuade Heloise to let Valentine marry—but Valentine confesses... (full context)
Chapter 60 – The Telegraph
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The Count arrives, again paying a visit to Villefort and his wife. He finds them both dismayed... (full context)
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The Count agrees that this is the best course, then takes his leave from the Villeforts, saying... (full context)
Chapter 61 – How to Rescue a Gardener from Dormice Who are Eating His Peaches
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The Count does as he said he would do and goes on a trip to visit the... (full context)
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At this, the Count makes the operator an offer he cannot refuse. He tells the operator he will give... (full context)
Chapter 62 – Ghosts
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This chapter marks the beginning of the Count’s grand dinner at Auteuil. Bertuccio has decked out the home in preparation, save for one... (full context)
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As he calls for Bertuccio, the Count reveals how these characters intertwine with the servant’s story of a Corsican vendetta. Bertuccio, shocked,... (full context)
Chapter 63 – Dinner
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The dinner is served, and everyone eats heartily, if somewhat suspiciously, the various delights the Count has assembled, including fish from as far away as Russia, carried to the table in... (full context)
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...wonder if maybe the Baroness has had too much wine with dinner, or if the Count’s ominous tone for the evening has scared her. But the Count insists a crime really... (full context)
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Though Villefort seems to be holding himself together as much as a he can, the Count notices, and the narrator relates, that he whispers into the Baroness’s ear that he’d like... (full context)
Chapter 64 – The Beggar
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...unless the young man supplies him with some amount of his monthly income from the Count. Although Caderousse does not admit to knowing who the Count is exactly, he seems to... (full context)
Chapter 66 – Marriage Plans
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The Baron Danglars comes to the Count’s home in Paris to meet with him about business matters regarding the Cavalcantis. The Count... (full context)
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They turn to the Cavalcantis, with the Count insisting that that family comes from ancient money, that the Major has a great deal... (full context)
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When the Count asks whether the name of Morcerf is an ancient heraldry, the Baron admits to him... (full context)
Chapter 67 – The Crown Prosecutor’s Office
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...the death of the child. Based on the dinner at Auteuil, Villefort believes that the Count must know all, although he’s not sure how Monte Cristo could have found out, as... (full context)
Chapter 68 – A Summer Ball
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...returns from his trip to the country with his mother, Mercedes, and visits with the Count to invite him to a ball he’s planning on throwing in the next few days.... (full context)
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...terrible wife, and so he feels that it’s best if she does marry Andrea. The Count, after some cajoling, says that he will in fact go to the ball because Mercedes... (full context)
Chapter 69 – Information
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In this brief chapter, the crown prosecutor himself goes to interview (separately) the Abbe Busoni and Lord Wilmore, having learned from the former inspector of prisons that the Count of... (full context)
Chapter 70 – The Ball
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...and many gather to celebrate, though they complain of the heat. Danglars learns from the Count, when he makes his much-anticipated arrival, that some of his German debtors have lost their... (full context)
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The Count finally makes his way to Mercedes, who greats him kindly if formally. The Count offers... (full context)
Chapter 71 – Bread and Salt
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The Count and Mercedes walk outside together and into a greenhouse on the Morcerf property. There Mercedes... (full context)
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...calm the guests, and Albert asks if something has passed between his mother and the Count, but the Count says that they are good friends and have only had a little... (full context)
Chapter 76 – The Progress of the Younger Cavalcanti
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The Count pays a visit to the Danglars home, where he sees Andrea Cavalcanti singing at the... (full context)
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...jealous or perturbed that Andrea is flirting with his intended, and Danglars whispers to the Count that he has dug up some information on Fernand’s conflict in Greece, about which he’d... (full context)
Chapter 77 – Haydee
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Albert de Morcerf returns to the house of the Count of Monte Cristo, where, after some discussion, he says that he wishes to speak with... (full context)
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The Count and Albert find Haydee in her chambers, where she is smoking her pipe and drinking... (full context)
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Haydee says that she is eternally grateful to the Count for saving her from whatever ill fate awaited her at the hands of the Turks... (full context)
Chapter 78 – A Correspondent Writes from Janina
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In parallel, Albert finds the Count at a shooting range and asks him to be his second for a duel with... (full context)
Chapter 81 – The Retired Baker’s Room
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Andrea receives his monthly installment from his “father,” via the Count, who is managing the income for him by drawing on Danglars’ bank. Danglars is convinced... (full context)
Chapter 82 – Breaking and Entering
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...horses. There, however, Baptistin informs him that an anonymous letter has arrived saying that the Count’s house in Paris is to be burgled that night. The Count wonders if this note... (full context)
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Under duress, Caderousse reveals to the Abbe Busoni that he was released from a work-prison several years ago, because a man named Lord... (full context)
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...kill the Abbe, but his blade is turned away by a shirt of mail the Count is wearing underneath. The Count then forces Caderousse to sign a letter to Danglars, saying... (full context)
Chapter 83 – The Hand of God
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While Ali goes out in search of a doctor, the Abbe Busoni tends to the mortally wounded Caderousse. Caderousse asks why the Abbe didn’t tell him he... (full context)
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...if he is really an Abbe at all, and in looking more closely at the Count, he realizes he is the same man as Lord Wilmore, whom he has seen from... (full context)
Chapter 85 – The Journey
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When the two men reach the Count, they do not tell him what has happened, although the Count can sense that Albert... (full context)
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The Count and Albert set off that night, while Beauchamp stays back in Paris to mind the... (full context)
Chapter 86 – Judgment is Passed
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...a witness against Fernand is announced—Haydee herself, the daughter of the Ali Pasha, and the Count’s slave. (full context)
Chapter 87 – Provocation
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...daughter—and that, at any rate, he was encouraged to take this investigative step by the Count. Albert immediately puts together the Count’s role in this (living with Haydee, and ensuring that... (full context)
Chapter 88 – The Insult
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Albert goes to the Count’s home, but the Count is bathing and then napping before the opera. Albert quickly goes... (full context)
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At the opera, Albert and Beauchamp find the Count in his box. Albert challenges him to a duel, says that Beauchamp will be his... (full context)
Chapter 89 – Night
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Mercedes visits the Count that evening, and all of a sudden, in a burst of emotion, she becomes the... (full context)
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The Count goes on to tell Mercedes that Fernand is one of the men responsible for his... (full context)
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...this Mercedes thanks him, telling him that this act of grace reminds her of the Edmond Dantes she used to know. She leaves quickly, and the Count, for the first time... (full context)
Chapter 90 – The Encounter
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The Count stays up the entire night, ruminating on his plan. He will fight the duel with... (full context)
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...join together, and announces that there has been a change: he has learned that the Count is not only fighting the duel because of Albert’s provocation of the previous night, but... (full context)
Chapter 91 – Mother and Son
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...but at this a carriage drives up, and Bertuccio hands Albert a letter from the Count, in which the Count asks that Albert look after his mother. For this purpose, the... (full context)
Chapter 92 – Suicide
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...and Mercedes prepare to leave for another country, Fernand heads to the house of the Count of Monte Cristo. There he demands information as to why Albert did not duel with... (full context)
Chapter 94 – A Confession
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In parallel, Maximilien runs to the house of the Count, begging him for help, since there is a murderer in the Villefort house. Morrel finally... (full context)
Chapter 96 – The Marriage Contract
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Andrea presents himself at the house of the Count, where he announces, proudly, that he is officially to be married to Eugenie, and that... (full context)
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...proudly presents Eugenie, who has assented to the marriage and signed the contract. But the Count points out that he’s just received word from a servant that a cloak was found... (full context)
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...Caderousse met at a prison work colony years ago where they were both inmates. The Count can barely control his satisfaction as Danglars suffers ruinous humiliation, much like Fernand’s, in front... (full context)
Chapter 100 – The Apparition
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...at the Villefort home. One night, when Valentine is lying between sleep and wakefulness, the Count (who, as the Abbe, has recently purchased the land next door) comes out of the... (full context)
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...for she believes she was naturally sickened by some disease and not poisoned. But the Count convinces her that she has fallen ill of the same ailment that killed her grandparents,... (full context)
Chapter 101 – Locusta
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Valentine heeds the Count’s advice and pretends to be asleep while the poisoner comes into her room that evening,... (full context)
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Valentine stays still and her stepmother leaves. Within minutes, the Count returns silently to the room and tells Valentine that she must follow his advice exactly... (full context)
Chapter 102 – Valentine
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The drug the Count has given to Valentine makes it appear as though she is dead—she is so thoroughly... (full context)
Chapter 103 – Maximilien
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...can stand by and bless the body, and the doctor finds the next-door neighbor Abbe Busoni, who, when everyone else leaves, kneels down beside the bed of Valentine. Everyone else in... (full context)
Chapter 104 – The Signature of Baron Danglars
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...the narrator shifts his attention to a commercial interaction between the Baron Danglars and the Count, who spots him outside his home. The Count says he would like to take up... (full context)
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...does not have enough money to 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... (full context)
Chapter 105 – The Pere Lachaise Cemetery
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The Count heads to Pere Lachaise where the funeral is taking place, and finds Maximilien off to... (full context)
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To stay his hand, the Count blurts out that he is Edmond Dantes, and that he is the man responsible for... (full context)
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Although Maximilien is unwilling to hear it, the Count begs him to wait one more month for a vaguely-defined “miracle” to take place, for... (full context)
Chapter 106 – The Share-Out
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...with his name now lost, he must remake himself elsewhere. Looking on from afar, the Count wonders what he might do to “bring happiness” to Albert and Mercedes, whose lives he... (full context)
Chapter 108 – The Judge
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...case regarding Benedetto, now known publicly as the Benedetto Affair (because it involves the famous Count). (full context)
Chapter 111 – Expiation
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...that is as macabre as it is unbelievable. In another room, Villefort finds the Abbe Busoni again with Noirtier, and Abbe Busoni reveals himself to be both the Count and Edmond... (full context)
Chapter 112 – Departure
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The Count picks up Maximilien, saying goodbye to Julie and Emmanuel, who thank the Count once again... (full context)
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...career as a soldier. When Maximilien goes off to pray at his father’s grave, the Count makes his way to his father’s old apartment, where he finds Mercedes living in grief... (full context)
Chapter 113 – The Past
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Leaving Mercedes, the Count takes his vessel and sails out into the harbor to the Chateau D’If, which no... (full context)
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The Count sails back to Marseille, wondering all along the way if he hasn’t lost sight of... (full context)
Chapter 114 – Peppino
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...Rome and drawn on the credit of Thomson and French, where Peppino, friend of the Count’s, works. Danglars believes he has tricked that bank into giving him 5 million francs. He... (full context)
Chapter 116 – The Pardon
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...thousands by thousands, so that he might eat in the prison for five days. The Count of Monte Cristo finally appears with Vampa when Danglars is down to his last 50,000... (full context)
Chapter 117 – October the Fifth
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Maximilien Morrel meets the Count on the island of Monte Cristo, where they had promised to rendezvous. The Count says... (full context)
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...stepmother and mad father. Morrel and Valentine vow to spend their lives together, using the Count’s money as well as they can now that it belongs to them (although they are... (full context)
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Watching this scene from afar, the Count turns to Haydee and says that he is going away, and that she is therefore... (full context)