Alexandre Dumas's The Count of Monte Cristo is one of my favorite classic reads. I read it a few years ago and gave it a five-star rating. Here is the Goodreads synopsis in case you have forgotten what it is about:
Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantès is confined to the grim fortress of If. There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo and he becomes determined not only to escape, but also to unearth the treasure and use it to plot the destruction of the three men responsible for his incarceration. Dumas' epic tale of suffering and retribution, inspired by a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment, was a huge popular success when it was first serialised in the 1840s.
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