Edmond Dantes is soon to be captain of his own ship & to marry his beloved Mercedes. But spiteful enemies provoke his arrest and on the day of his wedding he is condemned to lifelong imprisonment. In prison Edmond shares a secret plan of escape and a map to hidden riches with his companion, Faria. When Faria dies, Edmond attempts the incredible escape alone.
The Count of Monte Cristo Abridged by Robin Waterfield ISBN:9780140373530
Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003