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The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume II   By: (1839-1915)

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In the second volume of The Son of Monte-Cristo, Jules Lermina takes readers on another captivating journey through the intricate world of revenge and redemption. Picking up where the previous installment left off, Lermina continues to showcase his masterful storytelling skills.

One of the most remarkable aspects of this book is the way Lermina seamlessly intertwines the original characters from Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo with his own creations. He effortlessly captures the essence of these beloved characters, remaining true to their personalities and motivations. Readers who were captivated by Edmond Dant├Ęs and his quest for justice will find themselves equally enthralled by the new characters introduced in this volume.

Lermina's prose remains elegant, evoking the atmosphere of 19th-century France with exquisite detail. The sensory descriptions transport readers to the opulent and treacherous world of the Parisian elite, immersing them in a world of deceit and intrigue. The author's meticulous research is evident, as he seamlessly weaves historical events into the narrative, creating a sense of authenticity that enriches the reading experience.

Central to this volume is the exploration of themes such as betrayal, loyalty, and the enduring power of love. Lermina beautifully delves into the complexities of human nature, presenting characters who grapple with their inner demons and strive to find redemption. The emotional depth portrayed throughout the story is both captivating and profound, leaving a lasting impression on readers long after the final page is turned.

While the plot of The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume II is filled with twists and turns, there are moments where the pacing feels slightly uneven. Some subplots and minor characters could have been further developed to enhance the overall coherence of the narrative. However, this minor flaw does not detract from the overall enjoyment of the story or the author's ability to keep readers engaged.

Fans of adventure, mystery, and historical fiction will find this volume a worthy addition to their collection. Lermina skillfully continues Dumas' legacy, crafting a tale that stands on its own while paying homage to the original masterpiece. The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume II is an enthralling journey of revenge, love, and redemption that will leave readers eagerly anticipating the next installment.

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The Works of Alexandre Dumas in Thirty Volumes

THE SON OF MONTE CRISTO

VOLUME TWO

Illustrated with Drawings on Wood by Eminent French and American Artists

[Illustration: Publisher's logo]

New York P. F. Collier and Son MCMIV

CONTENTS

I. FANFARO'S ADVENTURES 3

II. THE GOLDEN SUN 7

III. OLD AND NEW ACQUAINTANCES 16

IV. BROTHER AND SISTER 23

V. MASTER AND SERVANT 31

VI. THE PERFORMANCE 41

VII. PIERRE LABARRE 49

VIII. A MEETING 59

IX. THE GRATITUDE OF A NOBLEMAN 64

X. ESCAPED 73

XI. IN PARIS 79

XII. THE "MARQUIS" 92

XIII. THE PURSUIT 113

XIV. LOUISE 123

XV. SWINDLED 128

XVI. MACHIAVELLI AND COMPANY 134

XVII. LOUISON 139

XVIII. THE CANAL 143

XIX. SPLENDOR 147

XX. IN LEIGOUTTE 154

XXI. EXCITED 163

XXII. THE TRIAL 177

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