- In the most superficial summary possible, Edmond Dantes is wrongly accused of a crime he didn’t commit and spends his years in jail plotting his revenge. The story is filled with his comeback, the level of detail in his vengeful plans and wealth beyond all imagination. Even a lengthy summary cannot do this book justice.
“There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness.”
“Until the day when God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words,—‘Wait and hope.’
What I got out of it
One of my favorite fiction books of all time, along with Les Miserables. An extremely intriguing story with twists and turns, love, hate, greed, mischief, mystery, glamor, riches beyond all imagination, etc. Must read as it does an amazing job of digesting and analyzing human nature – especially reciprocity.