Reddit Reddit reviews The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics)

We found 15 Reddit comments about The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics). Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics)
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15 Reddit comments about The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics):

u/melp · 5 pointsr/books

This gives a good overview:

Edit: Actually that's not all that great of an overview. If you search reddit for Monte Cristo, it's the one everyone recommends. If you find a preview of it online, Buss has detailed notes about the translation at the beginning of the book that compare his work to previous works.

Edit 2: ok so if you download the preview on Amazon, you can read Buss' A Note on the Text section that gives a great overview to his approach to the translation. Here's the link: The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics) .com/dp/B002RI9KL8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_RRF3DbBFX3GQM

u/ReggieJ · 4 pointsr/books

The Robert Buss translation. I got the recommendation on /r/books actually -- I wish I remembered from whom exactly, so I could give them a hat tip.

Edit: I notice you're reading Jules Verne in French. My envy of you knows no bounds.

u/[deleted] · 4 pointsr/AskReddit

That's a public domain version of an older translation, I'm pretty sure. If you want to be positive, this is the penguin classic's Kindle version.

The free version will be good too, but I like to recommend Buss because the translation uses the most modern English and is the most faithful to the original text

u/officemonkey · 2 pointsr/booksuggestions

But if you've got the funds, you might want to buy the Robin Buss translation. It's very good and avoids the awkward Victorian language and bowdlerization.

u/iambukowski · 2 pointsr/books

You'd be missing quite a lot actually. Something like 800~ pages. I would highly recommend the version that 2000YearOldRoman linked to in his post.

u/iMakeRandomCrap · 2 pointsr/kindle

That's what the general consensus seems to be. Would this be the one to get?

The only thing I'm confused by is the page count. Amazon says this version is 396 pages, so I feel like it's abridged in some way. Maybe it's just a typo though.

u/teamnewg · 2 pointsr/GetStudying

it's really worth getting in print.

Make sure you get a hold of the robin buss translation, it's the best one imo.

at around 1300 pages of tiny print - reading from print is far more comfortable than an ebook.

here is the buss translation in ebook format if you decide to go that route.

Edit: I'm not OP, just someone who loves the novel. Easily my favourite book.

u/Shadou_Fox · 1 pointr/audiobooks
u/key2 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

What about kindle books? No Prime Time needed


u/prodical · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

The Count of Monte Cristo. Make sure its the Robin Buss translation available here which is available on Kindle. Such a moving story. So many moments where you have to stop for 5 minutes to compose yourself.

u/Amy_Love_ · 1 pointr/audiobooks

I'm guessing you meant the translation left something to be desired. I considered getting the audiobook but when I read a bit of the book (the translation used in the audiobook), I found the writing awkward. After some looking, I decided the Robin Buss translation is probably the best. But I don't think there are any audiobooks using that translation. So I'm going to read the book instead of listening to it.


u/mrfritz · 1 pointr/books

Looks like there are two kindle versions on Amazon. The more expensive one appears to be the Penguin Classics version.

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong.

u/carthum · 1 pointr/books

They've done a good job of making the Penguin version for kindle easier to find.

Of course it is $6 more than the free version in the public domain but i think it is one of the times the extra cost is valid.

u/SayuriSati · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hi. My name is Samantha and I absolutely love The Count of Monte Cristo. It is a beautiful book and has turned into my and my husband's "thing".

u/warmwhimsy · 0 pointsr/TumblrPls

there is some pretty cool stuff within literary fiction like the Iliad, the Odessy, (both of which I have yet to read, but really want to.) Count of Monte Christo (fantastic book, give it a read), Farenheit 451 (also fantastic), anything by Alexander Pope (the rape of the lock is exceptional and short, and tumblrinas would have a fit at the name, not realising that it means 'kidnapping hair'), anything by Orwell, and plenty more that are considered literary but are great.