Sunday, April 17, 2022

Review of "Classics Illustrated: The Count of Monte Cristo," by Alexandre Dumas

 Review of

Classics Illustrated: The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas

Five out of five stars

Excellent visual abridgement of a classic story

 The full novel is over 1,000 pages long, so it was a significant challenge to abridge the story down to a lengthy comic book. Despite this difficulty, the creators of this comic have succeeded very well. The essence of the story as well as the political background of the restoration of the monarchy after Napoleon was overthrown is maintained.

 I have long been a proponent of the Classics Illustrated series of comics, for anything that encourages young people to get involved in reading the classics is something that I consider a strong positive. Given the extended length of the novel, this comic provides an excellent summary of the story.

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