As a result, the Count of Monte Cristo is usually associated with a coldness and bitterness that comes from an existence based solely on vengeance. Appropriately, Monte Cristo cites Lord Wilmore as one of his enemies.
Plot[ edit ] The principal heroes of the novel are the musketeers. The novel's length finds it frequently broken into smaller parts. The narrative is set between and against the background of the transformation of Louis XIV from child monarch to Sun King.
The Vicomte of Bragelonne Chapters 1—93 [ edit ] After 35 years of loyal service, d'Artagnan resigns as lieutenant of the Musketeers as he perceives the young king Louis XIV as weak-willed. He resolves to aid the exiled Charles II to retake the throne of England, unaware that Athos is attempting the same.
With their assistance Charles II is restored to the throne and d'Artagnan is rewarded richly. Colbert has an intense hatred for his superior the king's Superintendent of Finances, Nicolas Fouquetand tries to bring about his fall.
Aramis, suspicious of d'Artagnan, sends Porthos back to Paris to warn Fouquet, whilst tricking d'Artagnan into searching for Porthos around Vannes. On returning from the mission, d'Artagnan is made Captain of the King's Musketeers anyway.
The erratic Buckingham is madly in love with the princess and can scarcely conceal it, while Guiche soon finds himself equally smitten. Philippe, though little attracted to women, becomes horribly jealous of Buckingham and has him exiled after the wedding. Fearing a tarnishing of Louise's reputation by affairs at court, Raoul seeks to marry her.
The king, however, refuses to sanction the marriage because Louise is of inferior social status, and so marriage is delayed.
Meanwhile, the struggle for power begins between Fouquet and Colbert. Meanwhile, Aramis meets the governor of the Bastille M. Aramis uses this secret to persuade the dying general of the Jesuits to name him his successor. To avoid her new husband being jealous Henrietta suggests that the king choose a young lady at court to act as a smokescreen for their flirtation.
That same night Henrietta hears de Guiche confess his love for her to Raoul. The two pursue their own love affair. Aware of Louise's attachment, the king sends Raoul to England indefinitely as a diplomatic envoy. Rumours of the king's love affair cause friction with de Wardes, who has inherited from his father a hatred of d'Artagnan and all those associated with him.
De Guiche is forced to fight a duel with him and is defeated and seriously wounded.The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later (French: Le Vicomte de Bragelonne ou Dix ans plus tard [lə vikɔ̃t də bʁaʒəlɔn u diz‿ɑ̃ ply taʁ]) is a novel by Alexandre leslutinsduphoenix.com is the third and last of The d'Artagnan Romances, following The Three Musketeers and Twenty Years leslutinsduphoenix.com appeared first in serial form between and In the English translations, the chapters of.
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Sparknotes are indispensable for getting through long-winded classic novels like Count of Monte Cristo.
You will want to read it once through before starting the novel . The Stars My Destination is a science fiction novel by American writer Alfred leslutinsduphoenix.com novel, set in the 24th or 25th Century (this varies between editions of the book) when humans have colonized the Solar System, tells the story of Gully Foyle, a teleporter driven by a burning desire for revenge..
Originally serialized in Galaxy magazine in four parts beginning with the October issue. The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) is an adventure novel by French author Alexandre Dumas (père) completed in It is one of the author's most popular works, along with The Three Musketeers/5.
Named for the French (or Sicilian, or Klingon, or drow, depending on who you ask) proverb, "Revenge is a dish best served cold."At least in the case of drow, it also means one can have well-planned revenge and pull a Paranoia Gambit as a bonus. Contrast Restrained Revenge, where the wronged party only takes a lesser, symbolic, revenge..
For the novel by Joe Abercrombie, see Best Served Cold.