While in prison he met a man called Farid who told him a story of some treasure and where it was hidden. When hisfriend Farid died, they put his body in a bag. Dantes took the body out of the bag and put it in his bed. Then he took the placeof the dead man. That night two men came and took the body to the grave that was the sea. They threw the body in the sea and Dantes cut the bag open.
He swam to an island so that he could be free. A ship came and rescued Dantes. The ship was called the Young Amelia and it was a free trader ship. The young Amelia wassailing to the island of Monte Cristo to meet a ship from Turkey.
This ship was carrying silk worth a lot of money. When Dantesreached the island of Monte Cristo he went ashore and found the treasure. Dantes took as much as he could carry with him. At Genoa, he bought a small ship. Dantes sailed his yacht back to the islandof Monte Cristo. He took all the treasure, then sailed to Marseilles.
Dantes changed his name to the Count of Monte Cristo sohe could not be caught. This is why they called the book The Count of Monte Cristo. Reading Level:Young Adult Setting:This book takes place after the reign of Napoleon and mostly in France. Summary:Edmond Dantes is a sailor on a ship. He is out at see and his Captain has died.
On the Captain’s death bed he asksDantes to deliver a message to a man on an island. He does so and returns with the ship safely home. At home Dantes has afiancee named Mercedes whom he loves very much. However, Mercedes cousin is also in love with her. Mercedes choosesDantes.
A shipmate of Dantes and Mercedes’ Cousin’s conspire against him. On Dantes’ wedding day he is arrested becausehe delivered the letter for his Captain to somebody who was a traitor in Dantes’ country. Because of this he is sent to jail for lifein the Chateau d’If. While in jail he befriends another prisoner who has been able to dig tunnels throughout the prison.
Dantestells his friend of what has happened to him and the friend says that he was framed by people he thought to be his friends. Thefellow prisoner is an Abee and teaches Dantes so he becomes very smart. The Abee dies and Dantes escapes, but before theAbee’s death he tells Dantes of a secret treasure. Dantes finds the treasure and is becomes very rich.
This story takes us withDantes who changes his name to the Count of Monte Cristo to seek revenge and to find the love whom he has lost. Character Sketches:Edmond Dantes (later the Count of Monte Cristo) was a sailor who loved his fiancee. He went to jail and got stuck upon revenge. Fernand Mondego was one of the people who had Dantes framed.
He became a famed soldier and got that way bybeing a traitor to people. He was un-trustworthy when it came to him getting what he wanted. Danglars was one of the people who had Dantes framed. He became a wealthy banker.
He was un-trustworthy when itcome to him getting what he wanted. De Villefort was one of the people who had Dantes framed. He was a judge, but he dismissed evidence brought byDantes because it dishonored his family. He was un-trustworthy when it came to him getting what he wanted. Recommendation: This is an exciting book that takes you into the depth of love and revenge, don’t let the amount of pages discourage you this is still a hell of a good book. Themes or key ideas:Love, revenge, money, friends, enemies, and intrigue Controversial Material:There is virtually no controversial material in this book.
There is no swearing, sex, or bloody killings. Overall, the book was terrific, though. Readers really get to sympathize with Edmond and his plight. It is a classic tale of goodtriumphing over evil, with a cast of memorable