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Author: Lermina, Jules, 1839-1915
Subject: Adventure stories; Dantès, Edmond (Fictitious character) -- Fiction; Fathers and sons -- Fiction
Call number: gutenberg etext# 26216
Book contributor: Project Gutenberg
Creative Commons license: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html
Subject: Not Worth the Read
I'm a Count of Monte Cristo die-hard fan so anything remotely related, I tend to read because the original work left me hoping and waiting to see what would become of those infamous characters. I was grossly disappointed with The Son of Monte Cristo. It lacked most of the elements in the original story, was very hard to follow and the connections between the characters seemed very bizarre, specifically between Haydee and Mercedes.
I prefer the first official sequel, The Sultan of Monte Cristo. The prose and linguistic style matched the mood, tone and richness of Dumas' origninal work, perfectly. The beloved characters were not only recreated from the original book, but were given whole new dimensions. After reading The Sultan of Monte Cristo, the lack-lustre Son of Monte Cristo was a huge disappointment.
|Rights:||Public domain in the USA.|
|Creator-alias:||Lermina, Jules Hippolyte|
|Filesxml:||Tue Jul 3 19:12:19 UTC 2012|