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SOLD - The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas, H. L. Shindler (illustrator)

circa 1920 - George Routledge & Sons, London - The Aramis Edition
‘Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. You must look into that storm and shout as you did in Rome. Do your worst, for I will do mine! Then the fates will know you as we know you.’

A handsome two volume edition of Alexandre Dumas’s rousing adventure, accompanied with full plate illustrations by artist H. L. Shindler.

Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantes is confined to the grim fortress of ‘If’. There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo and he becomes determined not only to escape, but also to unearth the treasure and use it to plot the destruction of the three men responsible for his incarceration. Dumas' epic tale of suffering and retribution, inspired by a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment, was a huge popular success when it was first serialised in the 1840s.
 
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