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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
The epic tale of wrongful imprisonment, adventure and revenge.
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 use the treasure 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 serialized in the 1840s.
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To allow for the whopping great size of this novel, it will be discussed in two months’ time, on
20 September 2021.
We will still be meeting in August, but with a different format.