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


At 4:48 PM, Blogger Daniel Richwine said...

Ah, my favorite book.

At 5:21 PM, Blogger Michael Wade said...


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.


At 4:46 AM, Blogger 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

At 5:58 AM, Blogger Michael Wade said...


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

I will also check out the movies.




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