Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: The Count of Monte Cristo

Morrel took the purse, and started as he did so, for a vague remembrance reminded him that it once belonged to himself. At one end was the receipted bill for the 287,000 francs, and at the other was a diamond as large as a hazelnut, with these words on a small slip of parchment: Julie's Dowry.

-- The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas

A diamond the size of a hazelnut! That is fantastic.

I cannot believe that I am only now reading this book. I got the audiobook from the library -- all 35 discs of it -- and never want to stop listening to it. So far, the hero has only repayed his friends. He is about to start seeking revenge against his enemies.

This is like the story from which all adventure stories came from. It has everything in it. 

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.


  1. Great to hear you are enjoying The Count of Monte Cristo. I'm yet to read it myself. I loved The Three Musketeers when I read it, but somehow have never gotten into The Count...

    Here is my teaser, if you want to take a look: http://abookblogofonesown.blogspot.com/2010/06/teaser-tuesday-train-to-trieste.html


  2. Tina -- I read The Three Musketeers several years ago, but never tried this one. It is wonderful. Thanks for leaving your link.

  3. Sounds great! This week my teaser comes from a Georgette Heyer novel.

  4. Oh, a classic! I'm glad to hear you are enjoying it. This book came pre-loaded on my eReader when I bought it - I'm going to put it right up on my TBR eReader list.

  5. Everyone ought to read this - simple as that!

    My teaser's at http://hampshireflyer.wordpress.com/2010/06/08/teaser-tuesday-16/

  6. Ah, one of my favorites. Great Teaser! My Teaser for Captivate is here.

    Happy reading. :)

    From the Shadows

  7. I've never read this one either (embarrassing), although I've seen several movies made from it (even more embarrassing). Great story. But 35 discs is an awful lot of listening!
    Great teaser.
    Here's mine.

  8. Bath -- I don't recall ever reading Georgette Heyer's books, but a display of them caught my eye the other day when I was at Powell's. They look good. Thanks for leaving your link.

    Myckyee -- I love this book. I wish I had read it years ago. It is more engaging than The Three Musketeers, I think.

    hampshireflyer -- I agree! I'm spreading the word. Thanks for the link.

    E.J. -- It is now one of my favorites too. Thanks for leaving your link.

    Joy -- I'm glad to learn I am not the only one. 35 disks is long, but it seems to go by very fast.

  9. Wow -- I've never read that book either, but now I'm really interested. I may at last manage to do so. Thanks for the great teaser, and a great description that whetted my appetite!

    My own teaser is at Bookishgal.

  10. Great teaser! Stop by and check out my teaser at The Wormhole.

  11. That;s an incredible teaser. I read teasers like that and it just reminds me why I love classics so much. will look out for your review of it. This is one that I hope to read soon!

  12. A diamond the size of a hazelnut must be something to see!

  13. I have always meant to go back to this story after having read, years ago, a translation that I suspect was edited.

  14. I'm trying to remember if I actually read the Count of Monte Cristo, or just think I read it because I've read other Dumas novels and eat Monte Cristo sandwiches whenever I can.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog on Tuesday! Taking me a while to catch up.

  15. "The Count of Monte Cristo" is just one of the best books ever.

  16. Oooh, that DOES sound like a good audio-read. I read it in college, but don't remember it well.


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