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The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo is the story of Edmond Dantes, who was betrayed by jealous friends. The result of the betrayal is that he's sent to rot away in prison. He eventually escapes with knowledge of a secret treasure that a fellow prisoner gave him. He then re-creates himself as the Count of Monte Cristo. At first, his new life is directed towards revenge, but in the end Dantes forgives his enemies and finds love and a true second chance at life.

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