The Count of Monte Cristo is a dramatic portrayal of human imperfection. And, the deepest flaws are most evident in the main character whose initial innocence is the most pure. What an interesting dichotemy between Edmond, whose flaws are self-imposed and illusioned, and all of his enemies, whose flaws are simplistic. As I read the book, my sympathy went out to various characters as the story progressed. in the first third of the book,Edmond's … more
Must read! This novel, my personal favorite, is the template for virtually all of today's soap operas and television dramaturgy. It's long, complex story has enough ups and downs to keep the reader guessing and hoping every step of the way.