Monday, October 17, 2016

First Paragraph

On the 24th of February, 1815, the watch tower of Notre-Dame de la Garde signalled the arrival of the three-master Pharaon, from Smyrna, Trieste, and Naples. 

- From The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

4 comments:

Daniel Richwine said...

Ah, my favorite book.

Michael Wade said...

Daniel,

My son just gave me a copy. I've never read it.

Based on your recommendation, it will be moved up in the reading order.

Michael

Gloria Petrea said...

Re-read the book just last year. Enjoyed it more this time than when I was in high school and it was required reading. Followed it up by watching the movie again - both versions: the one with Richard Chamberlain and the one with Jim Caviezel. I have to say, the one with Richard Chamberlain follows the book more closely.
Gloria Petrea

Michael Wade said...

Gloria,

That seals the deal. It just jumped several more notches to number one.

I will also check out the movies.

Thanks!

Michael