"Well, my dear sir," said Danglars to Fernand, "here is a marriage which does not appear to make everybody happy.""It drives me to despair," said Fernand."Do you, then, love Mercedes?""I adore her!"
"For long?""As long as I have known her — always.""And you sit there, tearing your hair, instead of seeking to remedy your condition; I did not think that was the way of your people.""What would you have me do?" said Fernand."How do I know? Is it my affair? I am not in love with Mademoiselle Mercedes; but for you — in the words of the gospel, seek, and you shall find."
Thursday, March 3, 2011
The Count of Monte Cristo - by Alexandre Dumas
This might not be the time to suggest a long book, when Amazon is so vigorously pushing the quick-read “Kindle Singles” – but the lengthy “Count of Monte Cristo” (.99 US Edition) (£0.77 UK edition) is one of those books that you can get lost in and never realize the length.
I don’t want to give away the plot, but the Count is a much wronged man and we get to follow him on his mission of revenge.
I love this book and remember how long it was and how drawn I was into the narrative. I may have looked like I was in high school, but I was really a prisoner on an island . . .Tweet this!
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