Dumas's most famous story and possibly the most famous historical novel of all time.
Alexandre Dumas was a French playwright, historian and prolific novelist, penning a string of successful books including The Three Musketeers (1844), The Count of Monte Cristo (1845), and Twenty Years After(1845). His novels have been translated into a hundred different languages and inspired over two hundred films. In his day Dumas was as famous for his financial irresponsibility and flamboyant lifestyle as for his writing. Dumas died in 1870.
Gr 5 Up-The text in this abridgement is considerably shortened, but the language retains its original complexity. Helquist's illustrations complement the story nicely, and the movie tie-in may be an enticement for those not yet familiar with this classic. A short glossary helps with the most unfamiliar terms. This is not one to hand to reluctant readers, but it makes a nice bridge to the original.-Laurie Slagenwhite Walters, Peachtree Montessori International, Ann Arbor, MI (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.