The Count, from one of the film renditions of Dumas' Novel. The book, although less sultry, is definitely just as pleasing.
On the Count of 'Monte Cristo'
I wandered upon «The Count of Monte Cristo» somewhat by accident. The title was familiar to me only in passing--I was under the impression it was an Italian story from the early Modern era (whenver that is, my gut had vague whisperings about the 1700s). Reader, I will announce with no shame that I was entirely wrong on both accounts! Horribly, horribly wrong.
The story was serialized by French author Alexander Dumas, and published in the Fr...