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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Manga Review: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Manga Classics:
The Count of Monte Cristo
by Alexandre Dumas
Adapted by: Crystal S. Chan
404 Pages
Published by UDON Entertainment

Summary: On the very day of his wedding to the beautiful Mercedes, a young merchant sailor named Edmond DantΓ¨s is falsely imprisoned for life, laying to waste his plans of marriage and hard-earned fortune. Following several long years in prison he has managed to escape and reinvent himself as the mysterious Count of Monte Christo. It is the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte and the Count has been plotting his revenge on the three men who had him falsely imprisoned. With a new identity, an incredible education abroad and a vast fortune, has returned completely unrecognizable to those who had committed their crimes against him. (2017, Amazon.com)

Review: Manga Classics has another great addition to their "Classics" series.  Here we have an adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.  I have only seen the movie, so I cannot compare the manga adaptation to Dumas' novel.  However, I have read other adaptations in the Manga Classics series (such as manga adaptations by Jane Austen), and I find them to be very accurate in the story line and characters.  So, although the movie and this manga adaptation are not very similar, I can safely assume that this manga follows closely to the actual novel.   Absolutely beautiful pictures done by Crystal Chan.  You won't be disappointed!  Recommended for ages 12 and up!

*DRC was given for an honest review.


Rating: πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–
             4 Hearts!

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