The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

by

Alexandre Dumas

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Haydee is the Count’s “slave,” whom he originally purchased in Constantinople because he knew she was the daughter of the Ali Pasha (who once knew Fernand). Haydee is devoted to the Count for saving her from imprisonment and torture. She lives a quiet life in the Count’s home on the Champs-Elysées, and the Count allows her to get to know Albert, to whom she tells her sad story. Albert recognizes that his father, Fernand, has betrayed and murdered Haydee’s father, the Ali Pasha, and this begins a chain of events leading to Fernand’s suicide and the social ruin of the Morcerf family. Haydee and the Count later have a romantic relationship when the Count recognizes he has loved Haydee for years.

Haydee Quotes in The Count of Monte Cristo

The The Count of Monte Cristo quotes below are all either spoken by Haydee or refer to Haydee. 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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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Penguin edition of The Count of Monte Cristo published in 2003.
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 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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Haydee Character Timeline in The Count of Monte Cristo

The timeline below shows where the character Haydee appears in The Count of Monte Cristo. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 45 – A Shower of Blood
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...with the Count returning to his mansion in Paris, where he welcomes the equally mysterious Haydee—the “Greek” or “Albanian” woman who was his partner in Rome—to live with him in her... (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 to clear up... (full context)
Chapter 53 – Robert Le Diable
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...who has returned to Paris from Italy; and, eventually, the Count of Monte Cristo and Haydee, who make a grand appearance much to the chattering of others in the house. (full context)
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...Fernand de Morcerf, who behaves toward the Count with his typical “icy” reserve. But when Haydee comes near and the Count introduces her—and mentions that Morcerf served under the Ali Pasha... (full context)
Chapter 77 – Haydee
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...of Monte Cristo, where, after some discussion, he says that he wishes to speak with Haydee, whose guzla-playing he hears in the other room. The Count warns Albert not to mention... (full context)
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The Count and Albert find Haydee in her chambers, where she is smoking her pipe and drinking coffee. Albert asks her... (full context)
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Haydee says that she is eternally grateful to the Count for saving her from whatever ill... (full context)
Chapter 86 – Judgment is Passed
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...faithful to the Ali Pasha until the end. At this, a witness against Fernand is announced—Haydee herself, the daughter of the Ali Pasha, and the Count’s slave. (full context)
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Haydee recounts for the Chamber of Deputies the story she told Albert several chapters before, in... (full context)
Chapter 87 – Provocation
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...step by the Count. Albert immediately puts together the Count’s role in this (living with Haydee, and ensuring that Albert and Haydee could meet and talk) and vows to Beauchamp to... (full context)
Chapter 90 – The Encounter
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...That night he adds a codicil to his will, leaving large amounts of land to Haydee and his money at Monte Cristo to Maximilien Morrel. He then rides with Morrel to... (full context)
Chapter 105 – The Pere Lachaise Cemetery
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...continue hoping, and he asks that Morrel move in with him on the Champs-Elysees, as Haydee has left the house as part of the Count’s preparations for leaving France in one... (full context)
Chapter 117 – October the Fifth
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...is real—she did not die at all, but was whisked away with the help of Haydee, away from France and the prying eyes of her stepmother and mad father. Morrel and... (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 free of her... (full context)