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The Count of Monte Cristo is a fiction novel by Alexander Dumas. In the early 1800's, Frenchman Edmond Dantes is a young man who is about to become captain of a ship and get married to his love, Mercedes. However, Danglars, who is jealous of Dante's promotion, and Fernand Mondego, who loves Mercedes, conspire to have Dantes wrongly imprisoned for plotting to return Napoleon Bonaparte to power. The judge, Villefort, is willing to let Dantes go until he learns his own father, Noirtier, is implicated in the plot and imprisons Dantes in the Chateau d'If. While in prison, Dantes meets a fellow prisoner, Abbe Faria, who tells Dantes of a treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo. After Faria dies, Dantes pretends to be Faria's dead body to escape the prison. He claims the treasure from the isle and becomes the Count of Monte Cristo, a rich...

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