Remade into movies, shortened for TV, and adapted for younger readers, not many have actually read the full Count of Monte Cristo. Well-worth the effort, this lively translation is as riveting a tale now as when it was first published. Though innocent, Edmond Dantes has been framed and thrown into prison, where he meets Abbi Faria, who tells him where to find a hidden treasure. After escaping and using various disguises, the newly-rich, newly-titled Count of Monte Cristo finds himself accepted into the highest levels of society and able to put into action his plan of revenge. 1276 pages, softcover, endnotes and introduction included.